Muskie runners conquer Hial Pike meet


It was another job well done for the Muskie cross-country team on Tuesday at the annual Hial Pike meet in International Falls.
The 24-runner contingent once again showed excellent running skills and wound up with some impressive race times in their final meet before the NWOSSAA championships next week in Thunder Bay.
Leah Seguin, running as part of Donald Young School in Emo, was the top performer of the day in claiming first place in the junior girls’ 3.2-km race with a time of 14:14.
She was followed by Alexia Gate (14:30), running as part of Nestor Falls School, Emma Toriseva (14:42), Chloe Dolyny (14:42.5), and Peyton Dolyny (15:15), who was running as part of J.W. Walker School.
Maddy Bliss wound up in 17th spot (16:43), Monica Ruppenstein was 21st (17:45), Parker Boyd was 24th (18:12), and Lillie McKenzie was 32nd (20:33).
Aiden Jean was tops among the Muskies in the junior boys’ 3.2-km race, finishing in 25th place with a time of 14:14.
He was followed by Caden McInnes in 30th (14:55), Jackson Marchant in 57th (17:40), and Thre Windigo in 61st (18:46).
Greta Fedoruk was the top Muskie in the varsity girls’ five-km race, winding up in ninth (21:32).
She was followed by Ashlyn Beck in 24th (22:38), Jaida Norris in 31st (23:27), Tori Toriseva in 34th (23:41), Montana Plasky in 50th (24:33), Grace Kowal in 61st (25:43), and Alacea Yerxa in 66th (25:55).
James Furlong was tops among the black-and-gold in the varsity boys’ five-km race in finishing 63rd overall (21:03).
He was followed by Ben Olson in 98th (23:17), Stephen Dueck in 104th (23:46), and Romeo Deafy in 109th (24:56).
As noted, the Muskies next will be in action at the NWOSSAA championships this Wednesday (Oct. 17) in Thunder Bay.
Then OFSAA is slated for Nov. 3 in Burlington.