The Becker girls cross country team captured first place last week at the Chisago Lakes Invitational.
The girls are presently ranked ninth in the state coaches poll, while phenom Adele Changamire is ranked 12th individually in the state.
According to Head Coach Trish Reimer-Kealy, Changamire last week was voted “runner of the week” by the MN Mile Split site.
At the Wildcat Invite, Becker ran away from the competition, winning the meet with 42 points, followed by: Cambridge Isanti (77), Chisago Lakes (78), Monticello (91), Proctor (116), Mahtomedi (127), Totino Grace (180) and Forest Lake (186).
“The girls tightened a few gaps that we had at our last meet and really ran well as a team at this meet, placing our top five in the top 15 finishers in the race,” Reimer-Kealy said. “Adele Changamire was our first finisher, placing fourth (19:48.8) with Alea Briggs just 2 places behind her in 6th (20:03.9).”
Both girls drew praise from their coach for their consistency on the season.
“These two have been very solid for us this season,” Reimer-Kealy said.
Andie Changamire (21:20.6), Olivia Babler (21:30.0) and Katelyn Brower (21:51.2) pushed one another and worked well as a team placing 12th, 13th and 15th to round out the Bulldog scoring runners.
According to Reimer-Kealy, Laney Hodel earned a Personal Record for her race (31st- 23:01.20) with Tasha Berthiaume not far behind her in 37th (23:27.8).
“We are racing better as a team and it was good to get a look at the course where we will run our conference championship meet later this season,” Reimer-Kealy said.
The Becker JV girls placed 3rd as a team and were led by Alyssa Brower in fourth (24:23.2), Aria Deidrick in seventh (25:16.5,) Lorelei Swanson in 12th (26:23.5) and pushing through some injuries were Sophia Malisheski in 13th and Raelee Lyon in 33rd.
The Bulldogs hosted their annual invite Thursday evening. Look for complete details in next week’s Patriot.