Runners from the Milbank Area boys and girls cross country teams finished in the top eight during the Milbank Breath Easy meet at Pine Hills Golf Course Monday.
Leading the pack in the varsity girls 4K race was freshman Taylor Thue with a second place finish. Eighth grader Danica Schulte was close behind in third place while Jatana Grajczyk, also an eighth grader, placed sixth overall. Senior Shauna Pauli took eighth to round out the place winners. Other runners competing in the varsity race for Milbank Area were Sophia Seffrood, Shea Hooth and Christina Lusk.
Senior Dylan Johnson led the boys team with a ninth place finish in the varsity 5K run. Other boys competing in the race were Elias Magilke, Luke Wold, Kody Johnson and Dylan Pauli.
Milbank Area took the top six places in the girls junior varsity 3K run. Seventh grader Amaya Street finished first in the event followed by Maddie Thue, second; Allison Leddy, third; Tori Hooth, fourth; Camryn Phinney, fifth, and Mitayh Medicine Crow, sixth. Taylor Hartman placed eighth and Courtney Lusk, 11th.
Eighth grader Zippy Bock finished fourth to lead the Bulldogs in the boys 3K junior varsity race. Alex Farrell placed fifth while Jadus Medicine Crow was ninth. Other runners in the JV race were Ben Harstad, Nathan Loutsch, Landon Brown, Caleb Seehafer, JD Lusk, Isaac Johnson, Elijah Fraasch, Sawyer Seehafer and Andrew Falk.
Milbank Area was scheduled to run at the Redfield-Doland meet Thursday, September 3, but will not be attending that meet. The Bulldogs instead will compete in Britton Tuesday, September 8, beginning at 4 p.m.
Following are the complete results for the Milbank Area runners:
Junior Varsity Girls 3K Run
1. Amaya Street, 14:15.09; 2. Maddie Thue, 14:29.99; 3. Allison Leddy, 14:51.19; 4. Tori Hooth, 15:15.84; 5. Camryn Phinney, 15:23.22; 6. Mitayh Medicine Crow, 15:39.04; 8. Taylor Hartman, 16:07.40; 11. Courtney Lusk, 17:54.50.
Junior Varsity Boys 3K Run
4. Zippy Bock, 12:33.00; 5. Alex Farrell, 13:00.14; 9. Jadus Medicine Crow, 13:54.34; 10. Ben Harstad, 13:58.31; 11. Nathan Loutsch, 13:58.63; 14. Landon Brown, 14:31.11; 17. Caleb Seehafer, 15:33.88; 18. JD Lusk, 15:43.75; 20. Isaac Johnson, 16:10.73; 23. Elijah Fraasch, 18:29.07; 24. Sawyer Seehafer, 18:49.57; 26. Andrew Falk, 22:01.32.
Varsity Girls 4K Run
2. Taylor Thue, 18:58.62; 3. Danica Schulte, 19:23.16; 6. Jatana Grajczyk, 19:40.36; 8. Shauna Pauli, 20:02.22; 11. Sophia Seffrood, 20:48.15; 13. Shea Hooth, 21:12.91; 16. Christina Lusk, 22:25.77.
Varsity Boys 5K Run
9. Dylan Johnson, 20:27.81; 11. Elias Magilke, 21:06.06; 12. Luke Wold, 21:17.96; 17. Kody Johnson, 21:50.21; 20. Dylan Pauli, 28:52.83.