Lex, Cozad, Swedes, Knights & Pirates Run Well At Gothenburg Invite
The harriers from Lexington, Cozad, Elwood and Eustis/ Farnam joined with the host Swedes in taming the Wild Horse during the annual running of the Gothenburg Invitational on Thursday which featured over 30 teams competing in the event.
Lexington was on a mission in the team races, as both the Minutemaids and Minutemen brought home hardware. The Minutemen were the team champion with 37 points and the Maids were second overall with 54 points. The Lady Haymakers were third overall in the girls race with 69 points. The Gothenburg girls and boys both finished in sixth position with 104 and 131 points, respectively.
The first race of the day featured a showcase of TRIBUNE-area female harriers.
Crossing the finish line in fourth place overall was Elwood’s Tiffany Dickau with a time of 19:57.
Close behind her was Lexington’s leading runner Leah Treffer with a time of 20:16 in sixth place overall.
Finishing strong and running together for much of the race, Lady Haymakers Whitney Applegate and Ashley Burkholder crossed the finish line stripe in 20:30 and 20:40, respectively. Applegate was 8th and Burkholder was10th overall.
Running a strong final two miles of the race, Courtney Harpole of Gothenburg netted a 12th place finish in 20:54.
On the boys side of the quation, Lexington’s Damian Ramirez was the silver medalist with a time of 16:37.
Scoring valuable points for the Minutemen was Yanni Vasquez with a fourth place finish in 17:01.
The duo of Gavin Strauss and Hector Melendez, both of Lexington was 14th and 17th for the Orange and Black.
The Haymakers top finisher in the vent was Austin Werner, who crossed the finish line stripe in 25th place with a clocking of 17:58.
Gothenburg’s Ryan Healey was the leader of the pack of Swedes as he crossed the finish line stripe in 28th place with an elapsed time of 18:12.