Mega miles run in MilacaKailee Kiminski’s perfect season was snapped Saturday, as the cross country star finished fifth in the girls Class AA heat of the Milaca Mega Meet at Stones Throw Golf Club.
By: Tyler Korby, Pine Journal
Kailee Kiminski’s perfect season was snapped Saturday, as the cross country star finished fifth in the girls Class AA heat of the Milaca Mega Meet at Stones Throw Golf Club.
Kiminski, an Esko junior, finished the 4,000-meter course in 15 minutes, 24.5 seconds, but it wasn’t enough to win the 128-runner division, as the state’s No. 13-rated Class A runner had done in all three of her previous races this fall.
“It doesn’t bother me,” she said. “I’m totally fine with it.”
Several Carlton County girls runners looked fine at the 43rd annual event last weekend. Freshman Anja Maijala of Cloquet placed eighth in Class AAA at 15:05.6, and freshman Erika Fox of Carlton claimed Class A’s 15th position at 15:58.5.
In the boys 5,000-meter competition, Cloquet freshman Isaac Boedigheimer took 11th at 16:50.5, as senior teammates Dylan Marvel and Jace Anderson followed in 21st and 22nd, respectively, on a day that saw several thousand runners compete in Class A, AA and AAA.
“There were buses on both sides of the road as far as you could see,” said Kiminski of one of Minnesota’s most-popular prep events. “I think it’s a race that every runner should try