Austin competes in Owatonna cross country invite

Published 11:26 pm Thursday, October 7, 2010

Austin's Dylan Diekmann runs in the Owatonna Invite Thursday -- Ian Stauffer/Owatonna People's Press

The Austin boys took ninth and the girls took 10th out of 13 teams at the Ev Berg cross country invite in Owatonna Thursday.

The meet featured some tough competition as there were nine Big Nine teams competing.

The Austin boys were led by Zach Fadness for the third straight meet. Fadness finished 31st and Dylan Diekmann had the second-best finish for Austin at 45th.

Austin's McKenzie Besel runs in the Owatonna Invite Thursday. -- Ian Stauffer/Owatonna People's Press

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“Dylan has been one of those runners who surprises me every time,” Austin head coach Tony Einertson said. “He’s got a lot of heart and he works hard.”

Madison Overby, a seventh grader, took 12th overall to lead the Austin girls as Haley Splinter was out with an illness.

“This was a high quality meet and it was a nice performance by Madison,” Einertson said.


Austin boys results: Zach Fadness (31st, 17:31.6); Dylan Diekmann (45th, 17:59.6); Nate Schwab (46th, 18:02.3); Joe Gerber (55th, 18:20.5); Gabe Deyo (58th, 18:24.7); Andrew Baker (59th, 18:30.4); Gabe Ramirez (66th, 18:43.4)

Austin girls results: Madison Overby (12th, 15:58.8); McKenzie Besel (24th, 16:21.0); Kaitlynn Carrol (78th, 18:06.7); Anissa Zynda (85th, 18:38.7); Martha McDermott (86th, 18:41.9); Katelyn Harder (87th, 18:52.1); Lauren Thompson (88th, 18:56.2)