MARQUETTE - The Marquette Senior High School Redmen and Redettes cross country teams both captured first place on Monday at the Marquette Invitational Relays on the MSHS campus.
Broken up into pairs, one runner embarked on a one-mile loop and had to tag his or her partner before he or she ran the same loop. Each person ran the loop three times for a total of six miles per team.
The Redettes took the top six spots and nine of the top 11 to finish with six points for first place.
Marquette Senior High School’s Cole Rieboldt, left, tags his partner Lance Rambo, right, during the Marquette Invitational Relays cross country meet on Monday at MSHS. (Journal photo by Adelle Whitefoot)
Marquette’s Lindsey Rudden takes off for her last relay lap during the Marquette Invitational Relays cross country meet on Monday at MSHS. (Journal photo by Adelle Whitefoot).
Marquette's Shayla Huebner, crosses the finish line first for the girls, giving her and Lindsey Rudden the win during the Marquette Invitational Relays cross country meet on Monday at MSHS. (Journal photo by Adelle Whitefoot).
The Redmen took the top two spots and three of the top four to win with seven points.
The MSHS duo of Lindsey Rudden and Shayla Huebner won the girls race in 34 minutes, 56 seconds.
The Redmen's Lance Rambo and Cole Rieboldt won the boys race in 30:18.
Prep cross country
Marquette Invitational Relays
at Marquette Senior High School
Team scores: Marquette 6, Negaunee 34, Westwood 44, Ishpeming 47.
Medalists (Top 8 pairs): 1. Lindsey Rudden/Shayla Huebner, Mqt, 34:56; 2. Amber Huebner/Calla Martysz, Mqt, 35:20; 3. Cassidy Thomas/Abby Potts, Mqt, 36:48; 4. Nichole Mackey/Riley O?Connor, Mqt, 37:49; 5. Morgan Leadbetter/Martha Storm, Mqt, 38:25; 6. Hannah Detmers/Carleigh Hillier, Mqt, 39:01; 7. Melanie Kniola/Wyleen Kniola, Neg, 39:37; 8. Kendra Palomaki/Hanna Johnson, Mqt, 40:48.
Team scores: Marquette 7, Negaunee 20, Ishpeming 32, Westwood 43, Gwinn 47, North Star 58.
Medalists (Top 8 pairs): 1. Lance Rambo/Cole Rieboldt, Mqt, 30:18; 2. Brady Abouselman/Logan Zueger, Mqt, 31:48; 3. Keenan Gantz/Grant Johnson, Neg, 32:19; 4. Troy Sergey/Andrew Kilpela, Mqt, 33:43; 5. Skyler Dakota/Ryan Hunt, Wwd, 33:54; 6. Mark Anderson/Zach Carlson, Neg, 34:15; 7. Kazmine Langness/Mark Holmgren, Ish, 34:33; 8. Jake Bastian/John-Henry Kibit, NSA, 35:43.
Negaunee finished second in both races with Melanie Kniola and Wyleen Kniola leading the Miners' girls by finishing seventh in 39:37. The Miners' Keenan Gantz and Grant Johnson finished third in the boys race in 31:48.
Skyler Dakota and Ryan Hunt of Westwood finished fifth in 33:54, but Ishpeming edged out the Patriots for third in the boys race. Kazmine Langness and Mark Holmgren led the Hematites by taking seventh in 34:33.
Also in the boys' race, fifth-place Gwinn was led by Alex Anderson and Luke Redlon (ninth, 35:53) and sixth-place North Star Academy was led by Jake Bastian and John-Henry Kibit (eighth, 35:43).
Westwood's Annie Bjork and Gabrielle French took 10th in the girls race in 41:06 as the WHS girls finished third. The IHS girls were fourth and led by the 12th-place duo of Khora Swanson and Lena Greger (43:09).
Team scores were determined by the top three pairs while the top eight pairs medaled in each race.