MADRID — The Colo-NESCO girls’ cross country team placed sixth out of seven teams and the Royal boys had two runners finish in the top 30 individually at the Madrid Invitational Aug. 30.

The Royal girls scored 144 points to beat Woodward Academy by 44 points for sixth out of seven teams.

Perry won the girls’ title with 32 points and Woodward-Granger edged Madrid for second by tiebreaker with the faster sixth runner after both teams finished with a score of 57.

Faith Vincent turned in the top time for the Colo-NESCO girls with a 5-kilometer showing of 25 minutes, 38 seconds to place 16th. Jenna Banks came in 27th at 27:56, Emily Brinkman took 34th in 29:15, Mea Skinner ran a 42nd-place time of 31:28 and Emma Cerka clocked in at 36:50 to place 46th.

Perry freshman Jaylene Karolus won the girls’ individual title in 22:01 and Woodward-Granger’s Josie Noland came in one minute behind her to take second.

In the boys’ race, Colo-NESCO scored 158 points to place sixth. Madrid dominated the boys’ competition with 17 points, Ogden came in second with a score of 62 and Perry put up 92 points to finish third.

Ryan Wonders was the first Colo-NESCO boy to cross the finish line and teammate Chevy Dunlap was right behind him. Wonders ran a 5-kilometer time of 20:23 to end up 25th and Dunlap placed 26th in 20:25.

Jacob Reischauer ran a 38th-place time of 21:41, Ben Rouse finished 53rd in 22:30 and Luke Hill ran a 22:34 to wind up 54th as the other runners to score points for the Royal boys.

Scott Miller finished 81st in 25:43 and Alex Rouse 87th in 26:12 to complete the varsity competition for the Colo-NESCO boys.

Madrid’s Sean McDermott easily won the boys’ individual title with a time of 16:50.

His Tiger teammates Jason Renze and Rory McDermott placed second and third with respective times of 17:24 and 17:29.

Final team scores


1. Perry 32 points, 2. Woodward-Granger 57, 3. Madrid 57, 4. Coon Rapids-Bayard 123, 5. Ogden 126, 6. Colo-NESCO 144, 7. Woodward Academy 188.


1. Madrid 17, 2. Ogden 62, 3. Perry 92, 4. Woodward-Academy 102, 5. Woodward-Granger 107, 6. Colo-NESCO 158.

Individual results (5-kilometer)



16. Faith Vincent, 25:38; 27. Jenna Banks, 27:56; 34. Emily Brinkman, 29:15; 42. Mea Skinner, 31:28; 46. Emma Cerka, 36:50.


25. Ryan Wonders, 20:23; 26. Chevy Dunlap, 20:25; 38. Jacob Reischauer, 21:41; 53. Ben Rouse, 22:30; 54. Luke Hill, 22:34; 81. Scott Miller, 25:43; 87. Alex Rouse, 26:12.