Lauer leads Lincoln to impressive repeat in South Dakota AA cross country

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Lauer leads Lincoln to impressive repeat in South Dakota AA cross country

Sioux Falls Lincoln senior Will Lauer ran to a dominant win at the South Dakota AA cross country meet. Lauer won the race by 42 seconds over teammate Gabe Peters (15:55). Jacob Simmons of Sturgis was third in 15:56.
 

By Rich Winter

    As the defending South Dakota AA cross country champions, the Sioux Falls Lincoln Patriots came into the state meet Saturday, with a gigantic bulls-eye on their backs.

     While the expectations to repeat might have created some pressure on the outside, it didn't show in the Patriots race as Will Lauer crushed the field in the individual competition and the Lincoln Patriots absolutely destroyed the rest of the AA field, scoring just 35 points to outdistance Sioux Falls Roosevelt (88) and Rapid City Stevens (96)

   Lauer ran second to Brookings athlete Addison DeHaven a year ago. 

    This time there was no doubt as Lauer broke things open on the back half of the race and cruised to a 42 second win (15:13) over teammate and just a sophomore, Gabe Peters (15:55).

     Sturgis senior, Jacob Simmons was third (15:56).

 Already very excited for the spring track season as Lauer looks like he's the real deal and could challenge 9-minutes in the 3200. Jacob Simmons is the defending AA champ in the 800 and 1600 and he made a gigantic leap forward in cross country this season and I'm guessing that translates to some really good work on the track this spring.

    1600 between Simmons and Lauer - Pick em!!

Here are the AA boys top-25

Just a randomly cool shot from Kernit Grimshaw
 

 

 

 1 783 Lauer, Will 12 Sioux Falls Lincoln 15:13.20 1

2 785 Peters, Gabe 10 Sioux Falls Lincoln 15:55.09 2

3 820 Simmons, Jacob 12 Sturgis Brown 15:56.40 3

4 802 Urtusuastegui, Jesus 12 Sioux Falls Roosevelt 16:04.28 4

5 787 Schroeder, Nathan 12 Sioux Falls Lincoln 16:10.27 5

6 776 Haaland, Connor 12 Rapid City Stevens 16:12.00 6

7 781 Poston, Mark 12 Rapid City Stevens 16:12.97 7

8 721 Peltier, Tanner 12 Aberdeen Central 16:16.69 8

9 807 Sadi, Yonas 9 Sioux Falls Washington 16:23.10 9

10 747 Zamora, Greyson 12 Harrisburg 16:24.17 10

11 788 Selzler, Dreux 12 Sioux Falls Lincoln 16:24.57 11

12 780 Pfeifle, Tom 12 Rapid City Stevens 16:27.91 12

13 796 Armstrong, Daniel 11 Sioux Falls Roosevelt 16:28.71 13

14 727 Hanna, Jakob 10 Brandon Valley 16:29.18 14

15 810 Barnes, Joseph 12 Spearfish 16:29.18 15

16 782 Dobson, Tyler 12 Sioux Falls Lincoln 16:29.98 16

17 800 Nelson, Lukas 12 Sioux Falls Roosevelt 16:30.06 17

18 784 Loudon, Dale 11 Sioux Falls Lincoln 16:32.62 18

19 764 Keyes, Jebben 11 Pierre T.F. Riggs 16:35.75 19

20 808 Swenson, Logan 12 Sioux Falls Washington 16:36.33 20

21 786 Rasmussen, Anders 12 Sioux Falls Lincoln 16:40.39 21

22 741 Auch, Alex 10 Harrisburg 16:44.09 22

23 735 Munsterman, Ray 11 Brookings 16:44.63 23

24 768 Cottier, Andrew 10 Rapid City Central 16:46.14 24

25 798 Iverson, Seth 10 Sioux Falls Roosevelt 16:46.41 25

Team race - Sioux Falls Lincoln wins big!

Sioux Falls Lincoln ran away with the team title to earn a 2nd straight, AA cross country title.
 

Team scores: Sioux Falls Lincoln 35, Sioux Falls Roosevelt 88, Rapid City Stevens 96, Sioux Falls Washington 156, Brandon Valley 188, Brookings 212, Sioux Falls O'Gorman 220, Aberdeen Central 237

   Well done AA athletes, can't wait to see you on the track in the spring!

   Looking for great photos from the AA meet, check out http://kernit.zenfolio.com/ as Kernit Grimshaw of Mission shot all six races.

   You can follow me @panicgalore

 

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