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Hudson: First Defeat Gives Men Optimism
   On Monday, the 23rd of September, the Southwest Cross Country team ran a brutal, hilly 400 meter repeat workout. The top men ran anywhere from 16 to 20 of them, while the women ran 12 to 16. The next day, after a morning workout, the runners traveled out to Hudson to face their biggest competition yet. During the warmup, the Southwest men's third runner, Erik DeLapp, felt soreness in his right hamstring and could not run the race. Varsity runner Bernabe hurt his calf during the 400's and could not run. Francisco Vargas-Olalde was not at the meet, and Austin Groth had to run an individual time trial instead. This left five runners in the varsity men's race, four of the normal top five. Even having run a tough workout the day before and missing their third runner, the men's team finished a close second to Hudson, placing four in the top ten. This race gave the runners confidence that once DeLapp's hamstring gets better, their team will be ready for the bigger and important races later in the season.
   Forrest Tahdooahnippah was narrowly beaten by nationally ranked Dustin Fier. His rank in state has dropped to second under Garrett Heath of Winona, although Forrest has not run against him this season. The men's team is now ranked 10th in the state, their ranking falling slowly in the void where they have not run many races.

Unofficial Race Results:
Men's Varsity - 5000 meters
Forrest Tahdooahnippah - 2nd - 15:54
Neil Grosscup - 5th - 16:56
Dan Dickinson - 7th - 17:32
Erik Maloney - 8th - 17:43
Evan Rowe - 21st - 18:39

Women's Varsity - 4000 meters
Callie Pastarr - 17:19
Molly Tolins - 17:43
Trina Pastarr - 17:43
Katherine Ketter - 19:13
Lizzy Boosalis - 19:13
Danielle Walter - 19:08
Anna Laura Scandrett - 21:18

Men's Junior Varsity - 5000 meters
Gavin Weir - 18:56 - 1st
Eric Carter - 19:38
Micah Blazar - 19:38
Brian Hawthorne - 19:48
Derek Maanum - 19:49
Carl Henderson - 20:00
Tyler Kilbury - 20:01
John Thompson - 21:00
David Jewett - 21:15
Michael Thompson - 21:17
Andrew Brown Thomas - 21:19

Women's Junior Varsity - 4000 meters
Betsy Aronson - 20:23
Katie Raths - 20:40
Courtney Larson - 21:51
Julie Groth - 21:01
Lexi Carlson - 21:53

Freshman Boys - 5000 meters
Brad Russell - 21:21
Nate Simon - 21:44
Terry Horstman - 21:45
Will Bellaimey - 21:37
Charles Smith - 21:58
Michael Dougal - 22:30
Andy Sonnesyn - 24:24
Justin Fennert - 24:26
Davis Gooch - 24:55
Matt Forrest - 26:37
Andy Morris - 26:41

Freshman Girls - 4000 meters
Sam Valesano - 19:08

   If you see any errors or missing results, please contact the webmaster. Coming up this Saturday is the Roy Griak Invitiational, where Southwest will come face to face with the biggest competition they've faced thus far. It will also be a re-match versus Hudson. Stay posted for the latest news and results.

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