Irish cross country teams take sixth at home invitational
The Rosemount cross country teams hosted their annual Irish Invite last week, their first competition of the season. Both teams took sixth in their respective two-mile races, with senior Luke Labatte taking second behind Acer Iverson and seventh-grader Daisy Islas impressed with a 10th-place finish.
The Rosemount boys were just six points behind fifth-place Minnetonka and seven behind Lakeville North, who was fourth. Labatte finished just three seconds behind winner Acer Iverson with a time of 9:47.50. Seniors Payne Freske (10:27.30) and Danny Cox (10:29.30) finished 17th and 20th respectively. Junior Garrit Livingston was 74th with a time of 11:10.10 and sophomore Elliott Nicholson was 85th in 11:14.70. Placing back-to-back were seniors Owen Benson (11:26.50) and Zach Zimmer (11:26.90) in 106th and 107th respectively.
The Irish girls were all alone in sixth and a large buffer between them and the fifth and seventh-place teams.
Islas ran a 12:08.10 for her finish of 10th, eighth-grader Taylor Heimerl took 30th with a time of 12:32.20 and junior Kate Beckwith was 40th in 12:46.20. Sophomore Avery Leppones placed 49th (12:53.30) and fellow sophomore Lucy Jagoe was 57th in 13:05.70. Two more sophomores, Makayla Bishop (13:08.00) and Abby McNeil (13:08.70), finished in 59th and 61st.
The Irish teams next race at Rochester Mayo on Thursday, Sept. 13.