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Cross country: Irish third at Griak Invite

Fourth-ranked Rosemount finished third out of 50 teams in the Larry Zirgibel Gold Division high school race at the Roy Griak Invitational last Saturday at Les Bolstad Golf Course.

Bismarck, led by individual champion Jake Leingang, topped runner-up Des Moines Dowling Catholic 102-166 for the team title. The Irish scored 271 points, two better than fourth-place Wayzata.

Junior Trevor Capra emerged to lead the Irish with a time of 16 minutes, 37 seconds, on the 5,000-meter course. He reached the finish line 32nd out of 472 runners.

Four of Capra's senior teammates broke the top 80 and provided the team's other counting scores. Nathan Rock reached the finish 36th in 16:43, Calvin Lehn placed 51st in 16:53, Chandler Dye came in 73rd in 17:04 and Nick Couillard was 79th in 17:08.

Senior Joe Carlson (149th, 17:36) and freshman Sam Ivanecky (192nd, 17:49) also finished in the top half of the field.

The Rosemount girls came in 20th out of 44 teams with 600 points. Des Moines Dowling Catholic won the meet with 130 points, 58 ahead of runner-up Fargo Davies.

Sophomore Hannah Grim led the Irish with a 56th-place finish out of 419 runners. Grim ran a time of 20:16 as the girls moved up to the 5,000-meter distance.

Junior Taylor Rambo was the next Rosemount runner to cross the finish line, coming in 91st in 20:37. Freshman Liz Evenocheck was 17 seconds back in 119th place.

Two other Irish runners finished in the top half of the field. Taybri Irving was 156th in 21:17 and Emily Davis placed 178th in 21:33.

Thana Hussein (242nd, 22:12) and Lizzie Thooft (243rd, 22:12) also competed for Rosemount.