Girls cross country: Ponies fifth in season opener

ROSEMOUNT — Ana Weaver set the pace for the Stillwater girls’ cross country team as the Ponies placed fifth at the season-opening Rosemount Irish Invitational on Friday, Sept. 1.

Stillwater totaled 196 points in the 23-team race, placing behind Minnetonka (53), Eden Prairie (90), Farmington (170) and Rosemount (173).

Weaver, a freshman, covered the 3,200-meter course in 12:20.8 to place 21st overall. Sophomore Annie Kiolbasa (12:36.0) and junior Megan Lampright (12:44.9) followed in 34th and 43rd place for the Ponies. Sophomore Elsa Huckels (12:50.8) and Lindsey Purrington (12:54.1), the only senior among Stillwater’s top six, followed in 46th and 52nd place to complete the scoring.

Lizzie Campbell finished just off Purrington’s pace with a time of 12:55.3, which was good enough for 55th place.

Stillwater is slated to compete at the Faribault Invite on Friday, Sept. 8.

• Stillwater placed eighth out of 17 teams in the JV race and its C team placed 15th out of 19 teams.

Team standings

1. Minnetonka 53; 2. Eden Prairie 90; 3. Farmington 170; 4. Rosemount 173; 5. Stillwater 196; 6. St. Paul Highland Park 198; 7. Shakopee 238; 8. Lakeville North 277; 9. Monticello 277; 10. Rochester Mayo 286; 11. Apple Valley 302; 12. St. Paul Central 311; 13. Prior Lake 312; 14. Eagan 336; 15. Austin 401; 16. Northfield 437; 17. Robbinsdale Armstrong 443; 18. Osceola 511; 19. Mounds View 514; 20. Hastings 538; 21. Osseo 544; 22. St. Paul Como Park 561; Bloomington Kennedy and Mahtomedi, inc.

Stillwater results

21. Ana Weaver 12:20.8; 34. Annie Kiolbasa 12:36.0; 43. Megan Lampright 12:44.9; 46. Elsa Huckels 12:50.8; 52. Lindsey Purrington 12:54.1; 55. Lizzie Campbell 12:55.3; 69. Jenna Schwingler 13:08.1; 82. Bethany Olson 13:19.6; 95. Libby Tuttle 13:25.3; 118. Rana Kraftson 13:38.7.