Waukon boys cross country team places third at MFL/MarMac

Just outside the top-10 ... Waukon boys cross country junior Zach Davison maintains a lead over a runner at the MFL/MarMac Invitational Thursday, August 30 at Tri-City Golf Course near Luana. Davison finished just outside the meet’s top-10 individual finishers, coming in 11th in 19:29.58. Standard photo by Joe Moses. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

After looking far and wide for its first competition of the season following weather cancellations, the Waukon boys cross country team ended up competing just a short distance away from home to open its 2018 season at the MFL/MarMac Invitational with a third-place team finish. The Indians first had their originally scheduled Tuesday, August 28 Oelwein Invitational canceled due to rainy weather, and then also had a schedule-added Charles City meet Thursday, August 30 canceled due to remnants of that rainy weather, before ultimately ending up competing at the Tri-City Golf Club near Luana Thursday, August 30.

The Indians got a pair of top-five individual efforts and ultimately had all their five scored runners finish in the top 25 individuals of the 55-runner varsity field. That effort was good enough for third place in the nine-team varsity field, just two points behind Class 1A fourth-rated South Winneshiek.

“The boys ran and competed hard on a challenging course,” Waukon boys cross country coach Tara Stein said. “After having Tuesday’s meet get canceled, it was nice to be able to get in to MFL’s meet to get our first taste of competition for the season.”

The Indians were next scheduled to compete at Waverly-Shell Rock Tuesday, September 4 (a meet that is now postponed to Thursday, September 6) before taking part in a meet this Saturday, September 8 at Luther College in Decorah. The Tribe will then travel to Starmont Tuesday, September 11.

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