DL girls' cross-country compete in Pelican Rapids
There was "marked improvement" for the rebuilding Detroit Lakes girls' cross country team in Monday's Pelican Rapids meet.
The majority of the Lakers' times dropped significantly from the previous DL meet, which was held Sept. 9.
"This is the third week in a row where I saw improvement in the girls' times," said DL head coach Jon Freeman. "That's been a pleasant sign."
Only two DL runners didn't show improvement, but it was due to a pair of ankle injuries, not for the lack of effort or training.
"(Senior) Kayla Anderson had a setback due to an ankle problem, and then we brought up sophomore Tiffany Iverson from the JV and she rolled her ankle about a mile into the
The DL coach credited junior Tess Jasken for having a solid showing with a time of 18:53 to finish in 30th place.
"Tess had a great meet, despite having allergies and having a hard time breathing," Freeman said. "Tiffany Wirtz (37th, 19:37) also had a great day."
Other Laker varsity finishers included Brita Johnson in 19th with an 18:18 and Kelsy Melgaard in 40th with a 20:31.
"We'll see some of our younger runners in Fergus Falls Sept. 25," he stated. "And we are also hoping our injuries start healing, too."