Starting a race in Linn.

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Heidi Heldt in Linn

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Amelia Uthlaut placed 1st in the Linn Invitational XC meet.

The Linn Invitation Cross Country Meet was held Saturday with Hermann finishing towards the front of the pack.


According to Coach Josh Morris,” Nearly every race had two different waves to the race. Half of the race would start first and then 10 minutes later the other half of the race would start. This led to a challenging racing environment as some of our runners had to dodge racers from the second wave while they were running.”

In the women’s 5,000 Meter race, Hermann came in with an overall 2nd place with Amelia Uthlaut running first with a time of 21:03.39. She finished a whopping 51 seconds in front of the 2nd place winner, and teammate, Katy Menke. Menke ran a 2nd place finish with 21:17.34. These strong top two runners were followed by Morgan Miller, 22:17.34, Heidi Hingst, 23:25.21 and Lori Anderson with 26:21.11. Southern Boone came in first with 83 total points. Hermann was second place with 102total points.


Hermann men came in 3th in the 5,000 Meter race. Woodrow Heldt ran 20:45.27, Travis Harris 20:29.16, Michael Giles, 19:57.08, and Braydon Brown finished with a 19:03.72.  Hermann’s fastest runners this weekend were Austin Terry with 18:24.15 and favorite Dalton Gleeson with 17:04.22.


The 5,000 Meter JV men’s team came in second place for the tournament as Sebastian Means ran 32:17.76, Dalton Rehmert, 25:28.36 John Borzillo 24:20.72, Adrian Heaney 22:57.71, Trigg Lindahl 22:40.83 and Ayden Elder with 21:21.61. Fifth place in the race was Jackson Poehlman with 20:24.67 and Charlie Schutt came in second in the race with a great time of 20:14.57


"Our next meet, Gans Creek Classic on 9-26, is a preview of the state course that we're looking forward to. It will give us a good idea of how we'll stack up at the state meet in November." said Morris.