11/13/2017 10:57:00 AM CC girls run great at state
Stewartville’s varsity seven, all visible at the start of the 2017 Glomski Invite are, from left, Gloria Nelson (920), Olivia Field (just right of Nelson), Laura Pedelty (923), Gracie Waltman (just right of Pedelty) and the three Tiger frontrunners,from left, Isabel Field, Kailee Malone and Abby Orvis.
In its first-ever state tournament appearance as a team, the Stewartville girls captured fourth place at the MSHSL Class A Girls Cross Country State Championships at St. Olaf College in Northfield on Nov. 4. Tiger team members are, from left, Head Coach Mickie Tuseth, Gracie Waltman, Isabel Field, Abby Orvis, Laura Pedelty, Gloria Nelson, Kailee Malone, Olivia Field, and Assistant Coach Dawn Miller.
In its first-ever appearance at the state meet, the Stewartville girls cross country team scored 137 points to place fourth, just six points shy of earning a third-place trophy at the MSHSL Class A Girls Cross Country State Championships in Northfield on Nov. 4. Top runners Kailee Malone, 13th out of 174 runners in a 5K time of 19:13.6, and senior Abby Orvis, 23rd overall in a time of 19:33.1 received All-State honors by placing within the top 25 finishers. Malone ran her second-fastest career time, cutting 30 seconds from her section meet effort. In her final race as a Tiger, Orvis improved on her section time by a team-best 50 seconds. Laura Pedelty ran to 72nd place overall at 20:25.6, trimming three seconds off her section time; Isabel Field was just one second shy of her season best, crossing 84th overall at 20:33.7; while Gracie Waltman hacked 13 seconds off her career-best - 49 seconds off her section time - being clocked at 20:44.5 to place 94th overall as Stewie's fifth and final scorer. Gloria Nelson sliced 30 seconds off her section race, placing 161st overall at 22:07.6 and Olivia Field shaved 41 seconds from her section time to cross 165th overall at 22:39.4 and complete the varsity seven. "The girls were elated to make it to state this year," Tiger coach Mickie Tuseth praised. "I applaud their efforts to get the job done. They are a great bunch of student-athletes to work with and they deserve this experience!"
Scruggs reaches state goal After an injury-riddled junior and senior season, Isaiah Scruggs placed 123rd out of 176 runners at the state meet in a 5K time of 17:59.2 "This was an up and down season for Isaiah," said Tuseth. "His goal was to get back to state after missing out last year due to injury. I give him credit for working hard and sustaining his efforts through this season and making it to state for his senior year."