The Princeton girls cross country squad placed seventh when the Mississippi 8 championships were run on The Ponds course in St. Francis Oct. 16.
Freshman Sam Swedzinski brought home an M-8 Honorable Mention award after placing 23rd by tying her personal-best 16:10 mark over the 4K. Junior Ashley Urman finished with a strong time of 16:31, good enough for 32nd place. Sophomore Emily Kruschek and junior Breanna Schultz added personal-best runs, and eighth grader Maddy Jung finished the scoring for the girl’s varsity team.
The Tiger boys varsity finished in 10 place but was without one of their best runners. Senior Michael Huebsch led the way again, edging out teammate freshman Josh Cassiday as they placed 47th and 48th at 18:23. Senior Nick Langenfeld stepped up with a personal-best time for the season with an 18:34 (51st). Other notable runs came from Nikita Pelletier (19:31) and Tucker Bell (19:38) who finished the scoring for the Tiger boys.
The PHS girls JV was led by a strong performance by junior Ali Kloncz who finished 7th at 17:57. Freshman Rebecca Phillips finished 23rd with a time of 19:20, and junior Danielle Chmielewski finished in 29th place. The Princeton JV Boys team placed 8th just behind Cambridge-Isanti and North Branch, with almost each runner posting a personal-best time for the season.
The Tigers next travel to the Cloquet Country Club for the Section 7AA finals on what could be a chilly Thursday, Oct. 24.