Storm Lake boys take 3rd in Cherokee

Friday, October 5, 2012

CHEROKEE - The Storm Lake cross country teams were in action in Cherokee Tuesday night, and the boys had another solid outing, finishing third overall.

Western Christian won the meet with a score of 96, Okoboji was second at 98 and the Tornadoes third at 117. MOC-Floyd Valley was fourth (132), Spirit Lake fifth (141), Unity Christian sixth (150), Trinity Christian seventh (172), OA-BCIG eighth (176), Sioux Center ninth (183), LeMars tenth (214), Sheldon 11th (259), and Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 12th (319).

The Tornadoes were paced by Fernando Ramos' fourth place finish with a time of 17:17. Peter Mulgae followed at 14th with a time of 17:53, Kevin Carcamo was 23rd (18:12), David Mulgae 31st (18:21), Phillip Bond 4th (18:58), Jose Candelario 57th (19:20) and Michael Martin 77th (20:39).

"A decent night for the boys team," said Storm Lake head coach Justin Mellmann. "We still do not have all the pieces of our puzzle put together. Very good races from Kevin Carcamo who had another PR last night. Also great racing from Peter Mulgae. Peter ran as our number two tonight. We ave a very good team. We just have to figure out how to put it all together on the same night. It's going to take some commitment from each and every guy to be successful at the end of our season. e are hoping to be geared up for our conference meet next Tuesday."

The Storm Lake boy's junior varsity finished fifth overall, led by a sixth place finish by Victor Aviles at 19:38.

MOC-Floyd Valley won the girls race with a score of 32. Unity followed at 75, LeMars at 83, Spirit Lake at 163, Sioux Center at 178, Sheldon at 180, Okoboji at 187, Western at 199, OA-BCIG at 228, Storm Lake was 10th at 249, Cherokee 11th at 261 and MVAO 12th at 266.

Marlee Nicholson led the Tornadoes with a 28th place time of 17:52. Jocelyn Ibarra was 46th at 18:51, Meaghan McCleary 52nd at 19:19, Haylee Lindquist 54th at 19:25, Tessa Radcliff 69th at 21:40 and Christine McGrane 73rd at 23:29.

"The ladies had another night where they were able to beat some teams in the varsity race again," said Mellmann. "Marlee Nicholson was again our leader. It was nice to see her run under the 18 minute mark again. It was nice to have Jocelyn Ibarra back in our lineup. Jocelyn raced very well as our number two runner again. Meaghan McCleary was a bit nervous going into this meet, but had a better race than she has had in the last couple meets. It was nice to see her out racing where she should be again. The ladies were able to pick off two teams again at this meet. The ladies hope to put together a solid effort at the conference and state qualifying meet to come."

The Tornadoes return to their home course Tuesday night to host the Lakes Conference meet.

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