Cross Country End of Season
It appears more and more likely there will not be a season ending awards banquet this year for LCWM Nicollet Cross Country as COVID restrictions continue into 2021. I would just like to recap the season with our competitive accomplishments of being boys and girls Valley Conference Champions this season, and having finishes of 4th for girls and 8th for boys in the twenty team Section 2A Meet. Also, congratulations individually to Grace Moeller, who had an undefeated regular season before qualifying for state at the Section 2A Meet. In addition, the junior already has two individual Valley Conference Titles!
I also conclude our season by thanking everyone who was part of our team this year. Athletes and coaches, to parents, families, and friends who followed our progress, I appreciate your part in our season. Thanks to Joellen Shaffran (whose son James graduated a couple years back) for taking pictures at many of our meets and posting them on Facebook. There were a lot of great shots! Thanks to Don at the Lake Crystal Tribune for promoting the student athletes in our program. Thanks to Ruth Klossner (who posted many cross country photos on Facebook) and for her work, along with Lee Zion’s at the Nicollet Ledger in promoting the student athletes in our program. 22 of a possible 23 students from last year’s team returned this season, which lets us know kids liked the experience and wanted to remain a part of it. We had 8 new kids join this season as well as 17 who ended up participating in cross country and, football or volleyball, when those sports started. I read the following tweet from Rick Grammond which said “every student-athlete I dealt with for the @pierzpioneers was absolutely thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to compete in multiple activities this Fall!” John Millea of @MSHSLJohn responded to it with “I saw and heard the same thing everywhere I went this fall. The kids always lead.” It is with gratitude that I thank those runners who returned this year as well as those who gave cross country a try for the first time.
Complete Cross Country 2020 Roster:
*Amelia Lawver, *Kylee Nourie, *Samantha Rist, *Kendall Robertson, *Jacie Schultz, *Megan Scott, Marah Hulke, Allie Johnson, *Kaitlyn Kirchner, *Grace Moeller, Kelyse Engel, Abby Groos, Esther Hernandez, Katelin Flack, Jayden Hopkins, Kiera Kirchner, Alyssa Lange, Ella Thorson, Avery Voges, Ella Voges, Bobbie Krause, Megan Lawver, Chloe Sargent, Nettie Parsons, Elizabeth Reichel, Grace Thorson
*Jimmy Bergstad, *Nathan Duis, *Grant Pugh, *Miles Flack, Dominic Rosin, Logan Anderson, Adin Esqueda, *Christian Fells, Gabe Lawver, Jake McDougall, Justin Rist, Michael Condon, Jacob Cooper, Luke Engel, Andrew Johnson, Caden Larson, Jack Begnaud, Charlie Gengler, Ryan Masters, Brayden Mathews, Aidan Moeller
Coaches: Doug Burns, Billy James, Kelly Moeller
To view a list of the award winners, click HERE.