Friday, August 31, 2007

Irish Invite: Rosemount and Prior Lake Win; Carlson, Moraczewski Top Strong Fields

The highly-touted Rosemount boys cross country team -- ranked #1 in Class AA and NTN's Heartland Region -- lived up to their early billing with comprehensive victory at their home invitational today.

The Irish scored 38 points to outdistance #6 Armstrong, second with 85. #7 Lakeville North was third with 117, edging Mounds View with 118. Minnetonka finished 5th with 131.

Prior Lake won the tight battle between the state's top-ranked Class AA girls teams. The #2 Lakers edged #1 Lakeville North 60-63. White Bear Lake was third with 87, followed by Wayzata with 95 and Minnetonka with 112.

#5 Chaska managed only 7th place with 238 points.

Rosemount's Jordan Carlson was the boys medalist, running the two mile course in 9:42. Carlson was followed by teammate Obai Hussein in 9:48 and Lakeville North's Tyler King in 9:50.

White Bear Lake's Katie Moraczewski won the girls varsity race, also two miles, in 11:45. Lakeville North Michelle Volz was second in 12:01; Minnetonka's Emily Meese was third in 12:11.

Full results can be found HERE.

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