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Prep cross country: Marquette sweeps Munising Invitational at Pictured Rocks Golf and Country Club

September 25, 2013
By JOHN VRANCIC , Escanaba Daily Press

MUNISING - The Marquette girls' cross country team continued to perform at a very high level Tuesday, dominating the Munising Invitational with 16 points.

Marquette, which placed all seven runners within the top 11, was followed by Escanaba 76, Gladstone 88, Kingsford 154 and Division 2 champion Newberry 169. Munising took the Div. 3 crown at 174.

"Our girls from three to seven are bunched so close together," said Marquette coach Dale Phillips. "That's where we're really strong."

Marquette sophomore Lindsey Rudden won the 3.1-mile race at Pictured Rocks Golf and Country Club in 18 minutes, 59 seconds.

"I've been trying hard to keep from going out too fast," said Rudden, who passed out on this course with a half-mile left in last year's Upper Peninsula Division 1 Finals. "I was kind of nervous and scared coming over here. I didn't want the same thing to happen as the last time I ran on this course. I wanted to make sure everything was going to be okay this time."

She was followed by teammates Amber Huebner (19:13), Calla Martysz (20:07) and Nicole Mackey (20:23).

Fact Box

Munising Invitational

At Pictured Rocks Golf and Country Club

Boys

Marquette 35, Escanaba 58, Negaunee 131, Kingsford 150, North Central 201, Superior Central 207, Ishpeming 215, Munising 221, Stephenson 224, Gladstone 229, Gwinn 235, Newberry 317, Westwood 322, Marquette North Star Academy 340, Manistique 345, Big Bay de Noc 416, Shelter Bay Home School NTS.

Top 10 - 1, Cole Riebolt, Marquette, 16:45; 2, Lance Rambo, Marquette, 17:10; 3, Eric Cousineau, Escanaba, 17:19; 4, Nate Carey, Kingsford, 17:23; 5, Brett Hannah, Munising, 17:30; 6, Connor Cappaert, Stephenson, 17:34; 7, Grady Kerst, Shelter Bay Home School, 17:45; 8, Logan Zueger, Marquette, 17:56; 9, Gabe Ostrenga, Escanaba, 18:00; 10, Brady Abouselman, Marquette, 18:03.

Girls

Marquette 16, Escanaba 76, Gladstone 88, Kingsford 154, Newberry 169, Negaunee 171, Munising 174, Manistique 227, Stephenson 247, Westwood 256, Ishpeming 285, Paradise 301, Big Bay de Noc 335, Superior Central 347, North Central 350, Gwinn 351.

Top 10 - 1, Lindsey Rudden, Marquette, 18:59; 2, Amber Huebner, Marquette, 19:13; 3, Calla Martysz, Marquette, 20:07; 4, Nicole Mackey, Marquette, 20:23; 5, Leigha Woelffer, Gladstone, 20:27; 6, Cassidy Thomas, Marquette, 20:29; 7, Holly Blowers, Manistique, 20:38; 8, Shayla Huebner, 20:46; 9, Natalie Beaulieu, Newberry, 20:47; 10, Aimee Giese, Escanaba, 20:48.

"I love our team," Rudden said. "Our coaches, my teammates and I are very proud of this team."

The Marquette boys also won with 35 points, followed by Esky 58, Negaunee 131, Kingsford 150 and Division 3 champ North Central 201. Ishpeming grabbed the Div. 2 crown at 215.

"Our boys are just starting to come together," said Phillips. "We don't have the numbers, but we have some good talent. The key for both of our teams is they have to stay healthy."

Marquette senior Cole Rieboldt won in a personal-best 16:48, followed by sophomore teammate Lance Rambo (17:10) and Esky junior Eric Cousineau (17:19).

"I just kept a steady pace," Rieboldt said. "I try to start out in a fast pace and stay there. My kick has gotten a little better, but it still needs work. It got a little warm out there, although this is a beautiful course."

 
 

 

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