SAHS Athletes of the Week
Abby Lange – Girls cross country
Lange, a junior, has been Stillwater’s top finisher in each race this season, including a sixth-place finish in Saturday’s 27-team Milaca Mega Meet with a time of 14:47.3. She also placed seventh at the Rochester Mayo Invitational in 14:53.02 and a fourth-place finish at the Faribault Invite with a time of 15:24.9. Lange’s efforts up front have helped the Ponies to a sixth-place finish at Faribault and seventh-place showings at Rochester and Milaca.
The Ponies are set to compete at the Prior Lake Invitational today.
Alex Jurcoi – Boys soccer
The Stillwater boys’ soccer team has been efficient while taking advantage of its modest scoring the past three games.
Alex Jurcoi has scored a goal in each of the last three games and the Ponies made all three stand up while recording consecutive 1-0 victories over Mounds View, Totino-Grace and East Ridge.
All three of Jurcoi’s recent game-winning goals were assisted by Nathan Purdie. Jurcoi’s first-half tally against No. 2 ranked East Ridge extended Stillwater’s lead in the Suburban East Conference and should pay off when it comes time to seed the Section 4AA tournament.
Stillwater (6-0-0 SEC, 9-2-1), ranked 10th in the state coaches poll, hosts Woodbury in a conference game tonight.