Knights cross country shines at conference meet

The Northwest Suburban Conference cross country championships were held last week and some runners from Irondale made some noise.

A junior from the boys team posted a top-five finish in the individual standings while the girls landed in the top three of the team standings.

Irondale junior McEwan Rodefeld finished fifth overall to lead the Knights' boys team. He posted a time of 16:43.0 over the 5,000-meter course at Elk River Golf Course. As a team, Irondale finished 11th out of 14 teams while Elk River edged Maple Grove by three points for the team championship.

On the girls side, Irondale wound up in third place with 117 points. Anoka won the team title with 82 points and Robbinsdale Armstrong was second with 91.

Individually, Irondale's top three runners finished in the top 15. Juniors Michelle Meyer and Liz Axberg finished 10th and 13th, respectively, and senior Sarah Anderson took 15th. Senior Danielle Franke, who finished 34th, and junior Lucia Mesfin, who landed in 45th place, rounded out Irondale’s top five.

Next up for the Knights is an invitational at Centennial High School on Tuesday, after the deadline for this edition of the Bulletin. The Section 5AA state-qualifying meet is Oct. 29 at Anoka High School.

Mustangs, Huskies vying for conference glory this week

The cross country teams from Mounds View High School and St. Anthony Village High School have their conference meets this week.

Mounds View and the other eight schools in the Suburban East Conference competed on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Tanner's Brook Golf Course in Forest Lake.

St. Anthony and the rest of the Tri-Metro Conference get together for the conference finals on Thursday at Battle Creek Park in St. Paul.

—Brian Meyers


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