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10/9/2012 10:46:00 AM
Marquette has best area showing in Amboy

NT Sports Staff

Marquette junior Dani Aurit ran an 18:29 to place 10th Monday and help the Lady Crusaders to an area-best seventh-place finish at the 33-team Amboy Columbus Day Invitational.

Marquette finished with 219 points. Petersburg PORTA won with 140. Henry-Midland finished eighth with 259, Fieldcrest was 14th with 418, Hall was 23rd with 576, Bureau Valley 24th with 600 and Mendota was 26th with 643.

Elizabeth Dyche finished 32nd in 19:18 for the Lady Crusaders, while Paige Aurit placed 35th in 19:22.

Bureau Valley sophomore Regan Weidner was the top area finisher as she ran an 18:01 to place third behind PORTA’s Maria Brauer (17:48) and Westmont’s Chloe Marshinski (17:53).

Fieldcrest junior Maria Baldwin placed ninth in 18:13.

Jill Monier led H-M by finishing 23rd in 18:56, while teammate Ronna Pettis took 39th in 19:27.

Jacquie Wallaert paced the Lady Red Devils by finishing 65th in 20:09, while Emily Ross led Mendota by taking 86th in 20:35.

Princeton did not have a full team but had Zoe Mead place 30th in 19:14.
In the boys race, Marquette senior Luke Hill ran a 14:58 to place an area-best third behind Beecher’s Grant Nykaza (14:10) and St. Thomas More’s Nick Hess (14:58).

Hill’s performance helped the Crusaders to an area-leading eighth-place finish among the 34 teams.

The Crusaders finished with 220 points. St. Thomas More won with 53 points. Bureau Valley finished 10th with 266, Hall was 12th with 395, Princeton was 28th, Henry-Midland was 29th with 744 and Mendota was 34th with 808.

Ryan Taylor ran a 16:01 to place 24th to lead the Storm, while Joseph Parochetti paced the Red Devils by placing 19th in 15:52.

Zach Andersen finished 76th in 17:02 to lead Princeton, Alex Pettis ran a 15:35 to place 11th and pace the Timberducks and Ethan Sack took 54th in 16:39 to lead Mendota.

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