Patriots first in TCC Jamboree

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Britton Deerfield’s varsity girls cross-country team placed first at the TCC Jamboree. Photo submitted.

Briton Deerfield’s varsity girls cross country team placed first at the first of three season Jamborees on Tuesday Sept. 11, at Madison. The Patriots were just coming off the program’s first-ever Invitational victory with a first place finish at Addison’s Kuenner Invitational.

Clinton placed first in the boy’s event with 52 points while Sand Creek was second with 55.

Clinton senior Dominic Muessig finished first overall with a time of 17:46. Ryan Rogers was second for the Redskins with a time of 18:18: Justin Swisher, 11th with 20:21; Brady Fowler, 16th with 21:07; and Mark Dewald, 22nd with 21:40.

Dakota Heiden was the top finisher for BD’s boys with a 26th place time of 22:45 while teammate Colton LaGore was 28th in 22:48. Christian Folau was 55th for the Patriots with a time of 34:52.

“The boys are hard workers, it’s just unfortunate that we don't have a full-team,” said BD boys and girls coach Jay Yockey. “Christian Folau has really improved this season and has taken a lot of time off his time. All the boys have a lot of potential to keep improving throughout the season.”

Larissa Buckingham led the Patriots’ girls with a fourth place time of 23:07.

BD’s Marisa Kimerer was eighth with a time of 23:43 while Morgan Tilley was 12th in 25:01. Carrie Wielfaert was 14th in 25:23 while Jessie Langmeyer rounded out BD’s top five with a 18th place finish time of 25:59.

BD’s Alysha Pirolli was 33rd in 28:23 while Megan Wielfaert was 46th in a time of 32:21.

“I am pleased with the outcome of this race, I’m ecstatic in fact, but we know it’s going to be a battle for the next two races,’ said Yockey. “We definitely ran on tired legs today as this wasn’t our best showing time wise, but the girls are tough and want to win really bad.

“We’re excited as a team to win tonight and hopeful to win the next two. It’s anybody’s title this year, as many tams in the TCC have depth on their teams,” Yockey added. “Right now it’s just a race to see who can produce the strongest, closest top five team in the conference.”

Clinton girls finished fourth with 89 points in the opening league meet.

Britton Deerfield scored 56 points to place first in the girl’s event while Morenci was second with 60 points. Whiteford was third with 73 points while Clinton was fourth with 89.

Kadie Tower led Clinton with a fifth place time of 23:23 while Gina Pike followed with a ninth place time of 23:43. Clinton’s Anna Kersey was 22nd (26:31) and Desi Cushing, 27th (26:46).

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