Cloquet, Esko run to conference titlesDylan Marvel, Jace Anderson and Isaac Boedigheimer placed 1-2-3 in helping carry Cloquet to last Thursday’s Lake Superior Conference cross country meet championship at Far Par Golf Course in Duluth.
By: Tyler Korby, Pine Journal
Dylan Marvel, Jace Anderson and Isaac Boedigheimer placed 1-2-3 in helping carry Cloquet to last Thursday’s Lake Superior Conference cross country meet championship at Far Par Golf Course in Duluth.
Marvel leaned past Anderson by two-tenths of a second in a photo-finish, completing the 5,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 18 seconds to Anderson’s 16.18.2, while Boedigheimer followed closely at 16:20.3.
The talented trio continued their streak Tuesday at the foggy, drizzly Proctor Lions meet, leading the Lumberjacks to another title.
“They’re all so good!” said Cloquet freshman Anja Maijala.
Maijala isn’t bad herself, taking first at the girls LSC meet in 15:10.7 for 4,000-meters — more than 20 seconds ahead of anyone else — as she led the Cloquet girls team to second, behind Superior.
Maijala was also runner-up Tuesday, trailing just a second behind Esko’s Kailee Kiminski, who won the Polar League crown last Wednesday at Pincushion Trail in Grand Marais. Like the girls, the Eskomos boys won the team title, as Trenton Menor was first overall.
Both Esko and Cloquet should make noise during the upcoming Section 7A and 7AA meet set for the Cloquet Country Club Oct. 24.
“We’re continuing to improve,” said Cloquet Coach Mike Bushey.
“There are many close friendships — a lot of our kids know each other,” added first-year Esko Coach Jerimy Hallsten of Cloquet and Esko’s familiarity. “I’m just glad we don’t race them [at sections], but get to cheer for each other, instead. It will be a lot of blue and purple.”