Ellie Abraham wins Clyde Cotton Huron Invitational Cross Country Meet

HURON – Brookings’ Ellie Abraham won the Clyde Cotton Huron Invitational Cross Country Meet on Saturday morning at Broadland Creek.

The sophomore cruised to the victory in the 5K with a time of 18 minutes, 35.53 seconds.

Aberdeen Central’s Melanie Jacobs was runner-up in 19:04.56.

The Golden Eagles won the team title with 54 points and Brandon Valley was second at 73.

Brookings totaled 171 points to take seventh in the 12-team field. Flandreau (198) was ninth.

The Bobcats’ Ainsley Powers took 26th with a 20:28.64 clocking. Kayla Shoup ended up 29th in 20:32.97.

Mariah McKibben (21:55.3) and Elizabeth Schaar (21:58.81) were 63rd and 64th, respectively.

Madeline Hursey paced the Fliers with a 10th-place finish in 19:57.51.

Sinona Flute placed 17th with a 20:14.45 clocking. Elizabeth Hursey (21:06.2) was 41st, Hannah Parsley (22:16.73) 69th and Kathryn Parsley (23:00.96) 80th to round out the team tally.



Sioux Falls Washington (48) topped Custer (61) for the team title.

The Wildcats’ Joe Rush was medalist in the 5K in 16:10.23 and the Warriors’ Bonheur Mvuyekure (16:22.01) took second.

Oscar Kavanagh placed 21st to lead Brookings, posting a time of 17:36.93.

Schaffer Vestal (18:10.28) took 38th, Quintin Eck (18:38.05) was 52nd and Casey Pedersen (19:12.38) ended up 71st.

Elkton-Lake Benton’s Miles Harming (18:43.48) finished 55th and Cameron Lorden (20:09.95) 84th.

Flandreau’s Gabe Hobbie took 75th in 19:21.38. Austin Kulm (19:36.74) was 79th, Preston Keith (20:26.89) 87th and Josh Henderson (20:57.76) 94th.


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