From left, Lady Viking runners Rachael Guler, Greta Tollefson, Lizzy Moe and Hazel Haugrud.
Esteban Garza, Luke Sjolie, Oakley Carlson and Cale Richardson

The Viking runners took advantage of perfect racing conditions when they ran in Battle Lake on September 10. 

Twenty-nine of the thirty-four runners posted season best times on the two loop (3200 meter) and three loop (5000 meter) course.

Charlie Larson led the boys varsity team with his second place overall finish. He had a season best time of 18 minutes and 5 seconds. 

Treyvon Benson (7th), Brody Syverson (10th), Willem Pesch (11th) and Timmy Guler (12th) ran with each other for most of the race which helped them finish with personal best times. Sam Moe (13th) ran a season best time, and Julian Diaz (21st) filled the remaining varsity spots.

Sylvia Pesch cut over two minutes off her previous race time finishing in 9th place with a time of 22 minutes and 7 seconds. Kirra Johnson (10th) and Morgan Korf (11th) had excellent races as they crossed the finish line with season best times. Lily Williams (14th) and Rachael Guler (17th) were the final point scorers for the team. Hazel Haugrud (18th), Greta Tollefson (19th), and Lizzy Moe (20th) all ran season best times.

The junior varsity boys’ team ran with an aggressive pack mentality throughout the race. Connor Larson led the way with his 5th place finish. Following close behind was Oakley Carlson (7th), Luke Sjolie (8th), Cale Richardson (11th), Parker Sanchez (13th), Ethan Sjostrom (15th), Reece Henkes (16th), Philip Dykhoff (17th), Ethan Walters (18th) and Esteban Garza (19th). All of the junior varsity runners finished with season best times.

The junior high girls were excited about this race because they finally had enough runners to qualify for a team pacing. Sadie Funk (9th), Anna Roisum (12th), Dylan Hoadley (14th), Ellie Welch (17th), and Hani Bashir (22nd) finished with a team score of 74 points.

Easton Munick finished the junior high boys race in 8th place, while Karston Henkes placed 16th. Both runners had season best times.

The next scheduled race are September 17 at Chauncey Martin Field. 

The first race will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Girls Individual Results

Individual Results: Girls Varsity – 21 runners

Name Place Mile 1 Mile 2  Time

Sylvia Pesch 9 6:53 7:46  22:07

Kirra Johnson 10 7:17 7:46  22:54

Morgan Korf 11 6:57 7:49  22:56

Lily Williams 14 7:17 7:57  23:30

Rachael Guler 17 7:46 8:17  24:22

Hazel Haugrud 18 7:52 8:28  25:30

Greta Tollefson 19 7:52 8:44  25:43

*Lizzy Moe 20 7:52 8:44 25:48 

* Indicates Varsity Credit

Individual Results: Girls Junior High – 22 runners (3200 Meters)

Name Place Mile 1  Time

Sadie Funk 9 8:39  17:20

Anna Roisum 12 8:39  17:23

Dylan Hoadley 14 8:40  17:54

Ellie Welch 17 9:00  19:14

Hani Bashir 22 10:35  22:51

Boys Individual Results

Individual Results: Boys Varsity – 22 runners

Name Place Mile 1 Mile 2  Time

Charlie Larson 2 5:45 6:20  18:05

Treyvon Benson 7 6:20 6:43  19:40

Brody Syverson 10 6:23 6:49  20:06

Willem Pesch 11 6:21 6:42  20:06

Timmy Guler 12 6:23 6:47  20:10

Sam Moe 13 6:22 6:48  20:22

Julian Diaz 21 6:24 7:09  22:35

Individual Results: Boys Junior Varsity – 22 runners

Name Place Mile 1 Mile 2  Time

*Connor  Larson 5 6:43 7:05  21:02

*Oakley Carlson 7 6:36 7:12  21:04

*Luke Sjolie 8 6:43 7:09  21:12

*Cale Richardson 11 6:43 7:16  21:44

*Parker Sanchez 13 7:00 7:37  22:28

Ethan Sjostrom 15 6:59 7:55  23:02

Reece Henkes 16 7:09 8:03  23:26

Philip Dykhoff 17 7:02 8:11  23:54

Ethan Walters 18 7:03 8:10  23:55

Esteban Garza 19 7:04 8:26 24:26 

* Indicates Varsity Credit

Individual Results: Boys Junior High – 17 runners (3200 Meters)

Name Place Mile 1  Time

Easton Munick 8 7:33  15:02

Karston Henkes 16 9:55  21:39