Austin’s Shute qualifies for state meet

Published 6:37 pm Thursday, October 28, 2021

The Austin cross country team had one state qualifier and the boys and the girls each finished in the top-five of the Section 1AA meet in Faribault Thursday.

Austin freshman Marissa Shute clinched her first-ever trip to the state cross country meet when she finished in fiifth place with a time of 20:03.5. The Packer girls finished in fifth place as a team.

The Packer boys didn’t have any state qualifiers, but they were just 14 points short of a team state berth as they finished in third place behind Albert Lea.

Thomas Herrick took 11th for the Packers.

BOYS RESULTS

Team standings: 1. Winona 77; 2. Albert Lea 88; 3. Austin 102; 4. Stewartville 103; 5. Red Wing 128; 6. Faribault 139; 7. Plainview-Elgin-Millville 175; 8. Waseca 187; 9. Kasson-Mantorville 223; 10. ZMKM 257; 11. Cannon Falls 262

Austin: Thomas Herrick (11th, 17:50); 18. Thomas Asmus (18th, 18:07.7); Joseph Garry (23rd, 18:26.9); Jackson Barry (24th, 18:29.1); Joseph Hilkin (26th, 18:34.5); Kaden Murley (40th, 10:02.7); Noah Sash (44th, 19:17)

GIRLS RESULTS

Team standings: PEM 80; 2. Faribault 97; 3. Waseca 99; 4. Red Wing 117; 5. Austin 128; 6. Winona 132; 7. Byron 144; 8. KM 188; 9. Stewartville 219; 10. AL 234; 11. ZMKM 264

Austin: Marissa Shute (fifth, 20:03.5); Nadia Vaughn (10th, 20:39.6); Kya McManus (30th, 22:06.1); Cassidy Shute (32nd, 22:09.3); Lilly Wiese (51st, 22:55.4); Nyaguay Mar (65th, 24:07)