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MHS cross country competes at Milaca Mega Meet

MILACA, Minn. — The Minot High School boys and girls cross country teams participated in the Milaca Mega Meet in Milaca, Minnesota, on Saturday. The Majettes finished eighth, while the Magi ended their day in thirteenth place.

Majettes

Senior Allie Wahlund led the way for the Majettes, finishing in the No. 42 spot with a final time of 20:54.5. Freshman Lily-ana Campbell finished directly behind her teammate, securing the No. 43 position with a 20:55.1.

Fellow freshman Trinity Jessen ended her day in the No. 51 spot, crossing the finish line with a 21:10.1.

The Minot senior trio of Abigail Hoffarth (21:12.2), Abbie Wahlund (21:12.8) and Emma Compere (21:19.3) earned the No. 53, No. 54. and No. 56 spots, respectively.

The Majettes posted an overall team score of 243.

Magi

Senior Kaiden Meyer finished with the Magi’s top time, running a 17:52.5 to secure the No. 33 spot. Freshman William Barrington used a time of 18:10.0 to finish in the No. 47 position.

Another senior, William Walker-Rozo, finished in the No. 69 spot with his time of 18:34.0.

The Magi recorded an overall team score of 327.

Both teams return to action at the Souris Valley Invite in Minot on Oct. 5.

Magi tennis sweeps Mandan 9-0

The Minot High School boys tennis team went 9-0 in a West Region match against the Mandan Braves at the Cameron Indoor Tennis Center on Saturday. The win, which brings the Magi to 5-7 (2-1 WDA), marks a hopeful turnaround from last week’s 6-3 loss against Bismarck Legacy.

“We continue to improve in small areas,” MHS head coach Scott DeLorme said. “(We are) hoping this momentum can carry over the final few weeks of the year.”

Starting out slow with doubles, Minot managed to work its way out of it to win all three matches with Zach Diehl and Zach Renaud swinging a 6-3, 6-1 victory in the No. 2 spot.

“The momentum we were able to gain late in the doubles carried over into the singles as we were able to sweep the singles as well,” said DeLorme.

Jack Wolsky earned a 6-1, 6-0 victory over his opponent in the No. 3 singles spot, while Ridge Jaeger (No. 2 singles) and Hunter Rice (No. 4 singles) also zeroed out their opponents’ second sets, with final victories of 6-2, 6-0 and 6-3, 6-0 respectively.

Minot’s next match is an away match scheduled for 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Bismarck Century. The Magi’s last match against Century led to a 3-2 win over the Bismarck team.

MSU cross country in Missouri

Joplin, Mo. — The Minot State cross country teams were in action Saturday, as they participated in the Missouri Southern Stampede that was hosted by Missouri Southern State University.

On the women’s side of things, Minot State finished seventh. Whitney Hanson, Ashley Franco and Lauren Reeves were the leaders for the Beavers. Hanson ran a time of 18:11.05 and finished 20th among the female participants. Franco and Reeves finished 32nd and 38th, with times of 18:27.9 and 18:37.2, respectively.

The men’s team finished the event in 20th place, with two runners finishing in the top 100. Leo Skellenger finished 84th, running a time of 26:53.1. Meanwhile, Jacob Jensen ran a time of 26:55.8, finishing 86th among the male participants.

The cross country team performs again next weekend at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis on Sept. 28.

— MSU athletics

MSU women’s golf holding third at Mustang Invite

MARSHALL, Minn. — The Minot State women’s golf team completed the first round of the Ramada Mustang Invite Saturday being hosted by Southwest Minnesota State University.

The Beavers are currently third in the 12-team event with 323 total strokes (35-over par).

Augustana is leading the competition after the first day with a team score of 14-over par.

Miriam Dumes continued to play well for Minot State, as she ended day one tied for third with Minnesota State’s Faith Krause. Both golfers shot a 4-over 76 in their opening rounds.

Dumes was the only Beaver to finish inside the Top-10. Alexandra Demko shot plus-9 to finish day one in a tie for 20th on the leader board. Kira Dereniwsky and Katherine McGlenen ended the first round in a tie for 30th with scores of plus-11. Anya Ross and Kaitlyn Hill were further down the leader board with scores of plus-16 and plus-19, respectively.

Hannah Hankinson of Augustana is on top of the individual leader board with a first-round score of even-par 72.

The Ramada Mustang Invite’s second round will be played Sunday morning.

— MSU athletics

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