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Panthers 13th at Class A meet

Making the program’s first appearance at state in 14 years, the Glencoe-Silver Lake girls’ cross-country team took 13th overall on a damp, brisk afternoon at St. Olaf College in Northfield on Saturday, Nov. 3.
“State was a great experience for all of the girls,” coach Josh Metcalf said. “A great way to end the season.”
The seven members of the Panthers’ squad that secured the team’s first state berth since 2004 by finishing as the runner-up in the Section 2A championship meet all competed on the course that winds around the trails to the north and west of the college.
Bursting from the line for the 3.1-mile run, all seven were among the 175 runners to finish the race.
When the final totals were tallied, GSL came in 13th with 281 points.
The Panthers were just four points behind Belle Plaine, the team that won the Section 2A title in Montgomery on Thursday, Oct. 25.
As it was at the 2A competition, freshman Kendall Guerrero led GSL at state. The freshman finished 35th overall with a time of 20 minutes, 16.8 seconds.
Senior Maddy Lemke was next, placing 43rd in 20:34.2, followed by freshman Malayh Metcalf in 59th at 21:14.1 and junior Megan Siewert in 61st at 21:15.6.
Abigale Boetel ran a personal best time at the meet, taking 83rd in 21:53.8, to secure the Panthers’ final points.
Kianna Dolezal placed 98th in 22:32.5 and Majkya Metcalf was 104th in 22:50.9.
“I am very proud of all their accomplishments this season,” said coach Metcalf.