Two seventh graders lead Pacelli girls cross country team to a strong finish

Published 10:13 pm Tuesday, September 10, 2013

The Pacelli boys cross country team took ninth and the Pacelli girls finished fifth at the 10-team Dover-Eyota invite Tuesday.

A pair of seventh graders stepped up for the Shamrocks as Pacelli’s Kayla Christopherson ran a personal best time as she finished 18th and Myra Kraemer ran a personal best time as she took 20th.

“I expected them to be able to step in and help us out but they gave us more than I was counting on in this race,” Pacelli head coach Jim Parlin said of the seventh graders. “The fifth place finish is our best finish for the girls in a long time. I feel that we are only going to get better as the season progresses.”

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Nathan Drees ran a personal best time and took 41st for the Pacelli boys.

GMLO’s McKenzie Kirtz finished first in the girls’ race with time of 16:19.


Pacelli boys: Nathan Drees (41st,l 19:51); Cole Ethen (79th, 23:36); Ben Kraemer (90th, 25:25); Isaac Kraushaar (91st, 25:58); Anthony; Servellon (95th, 29:54); Kevin Juenger (96th, 30:32)

Pacelli girls: Kayla Christopherson (18th, 17:52); Myra Kraemer (20th, 17:55); Madeline Kraemer, (27th,18:35); Sarah Kahle (39th,19:24); Katie Ethen (65th, 22:25)