Tiger girls team, Buerkle both claim championships at Tomahawk Conference
It was Tiger Tuesday as the Springfield-Cedar Mountain cross country teams took home some hardware at the Tomahawk Conference meet in Winthrop.
The girls team repeated as conference champions for the second year in a row, putting up 36 points and edging second place Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop by one point. Sleepy Eye-St. Mary’s came in third with a score of 75 and Wabasso placed fourth with a score of 82. The Tigers were placed by four top-10 finishers, including sophomore Lilly McCone who took fourth place in a time of 20:54, seventh grader Emmie McCone placed sixth in 21:54, senior Miranda Groebner came in eighth place in 22:16 and seventh grader Marissa Pabst placed ninth with a time of 22:41.
Coming in first place in the girl’s race was GFW’s Grace Feder in 20:07. The McCones both earned All-Conference honors and Groebner and Pabst earned Honorable Mention.
For the boys, senior Mitchell Buerkle was individual champion in a time of 17:12, earning Tomahawk Conference Male Outstanding Runner. Ben Potter earned All-Conference Honorable Mention honors by placing ninth with a time of 20:28.
With a score of 52, the Tiger boys placed third as a team, finishing behind Minnesota Valley Lutheran with a score of 38 and Sleepy Eye-St. Mary’s with 48. Wabasso came in fourth with a score of 83.