Tiger CC runners take on throngs at Mega Meet

PHS junior Breanna Schultz cruised to a 17:15 time in Saturday’s Milaca Mega Meet girls varsity race.

PHS junior Breanna Schultz cruised to a 17:15 time in Saturday’s Milaca Mega Meet girls varsity race.  Photos by Gary Larson, Mille Lacs County Times

The annual Milaca Mega Meet run on Stone Throws Golf Course again drew armies of cross country legs on Saturday, Sept. 21. Princeton athletes were in the mix across the myriad of age divisons and school sizes, gaining more experience this season.

The Tiger varsity girls placed 16th out of 20 teams in the Class AAA division, finishing with 435 points. Mississippi 8 partner Monticello won that division with its 66 points. Ashley Urman paced PHS with a 54th placing in 17:00, and Breanna Schultz was next at 17:15, placng 63rd. Also running on Saturday were Allie Kloncz (94th, 18:30), Audrey Scott (96th, 18:31) and Danielle Chmielewski (128th, 20:28).

The Tiger boys varsity had two runners in their “AAA” run, with Michael Huebsch marking an 18:24 time for 54th and Nikita Pelletier finishing at 19:47 in 114th.

The Princeton JV boys took 38th out of 49 teams in their division, led by Tucker Bell (84th, 19:39), Bailey Thorson (203rd, 21:22) and Luke Paplham (211th, 21:32).

Sam Swedzinski ran well in the 9th grade girls race, placing 7th at 16:31. Maddy Jung finished 16th at 13:18 in the 8th grade girls race.

The Tigers also had their 8th grade boys finish 13th out of 27 teams, led by Gabe Katzke (33rd, 12:34), Parker Carlberg (35th, 12:36), Clay Nelson (101st, 13:44) and Anders Wold (102nd, 13:45).

Tiger junior Ashley Urman ran the Stones Throw GC layout in 17:00 to lead her varsity team in the girls “AAA” race.

Tiger junior Ashley Urman ran the Stones Throw GC layout in 17:00 to lead her varsity team in the girls “AAA” race.

 
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