Yankton’s Nora Welker and Liz Novak finished 1-2 in the JV girls’ race of the Yankton Junior Varsity Invitational, Tuesday at Yankton’s Fox Run Golf Course.

Welker won the 5,000-meter event in 21:58.29, beating out Novak (22:11.38) and Harrisburg’s Vera Okken (22:26.75). Also for the Gazelles, Lizzy Schwartz (22:43.90) finished sixth, Jillian Eidsness (22:56.09) placed seventh and Elizabeth Elsen (24:21.52) placed 12th.

Norfolk went 1-2 in the JV boys’ race, with Devan Schmit (18:57.07) in first and Daniel Weitzmann (18:58.98) in second. Harrisburg’s Brendan Jensen (19:24.99) was third.

Yankton was led in the race by Keenan Wagner, who finished seventh in 19:38.28. Tristan Redman (20:28.76) and Sam Larrington (20:29.55) finished 14th and 15th for the Bucks.

In the 4,000-meter middle school boys’ race, Yankton went 1-2-3. Boston Frick won in 16:30.57, followed by Abe Chance (16:36.61) and Beck Ryken (16:53.35).

Harrisburg claimed the first five spots in the middle school girls’ race led by Emily Lewis in 16:52.90. Crofton’s Rylie Arens (17:53.53) was sixth. Yankton was led by Ava Johanneson (18:44.09) in eighth. Gayville-Volin was led by Julie Westrum (18:51.93) in 10th.

Yankton sub-varsity runners finish the season with a triangular hosted by Harrisburg on Thursday.

JUNIOR VARSITY GIRLS (5K)

TOP 10: 1, Nora Welker, Yankton 21:58.29; 2, Liz Novak, Yankton 22:11.38; 3, Vera Okken, Harrisburg 22:26.75; 4, Amelia Pinkelman, Norfolk 22:36.93; 5, Gemma Mendez, Norfolk 22:41.58; 6, Lizzy Schwartz, Yankton 22:43.90; 7, Jillian Eidsness, Yankton 22:56.09; 8, Grace Schavee, Norfolk 22:59.57; 9, Ashlynn Millikan, Norfolk 23:23.04; 10, Sienna Sohler, Norfolk 23:42.71

OTHER AREA: 12, Elizabeth Elsen, Yankton 24:21.52; 19, Rachel Rath, Crofton 26:02.82; 20, Ashley Tramp, Crofton 26:14.62; 21, Ellison Williams, Yankton 26:29.91; 22, Emma Neuhalfen, Crofton 26:39.79; 25, Ariel Lammers, Crofton 29:12.10; 26, Lauren Buschkamp, Crofton 29:55.44; 27, Kayla O’Connor, Crofton 30:18.85

JUNIOR VARSITY BOYS (5K)

TOP 10: 1, Devan Schmit, Norfolk 18:57.07; 2, Daniel Weitzmann, Norfolk 18:58.98; 3, Brendan Jensen, Harrisburg 19:24.99; 4, Peyton Flohr, Norfolk 19:27.06; 5, Alex Smith, Harrisburg 19:31.66; 6, Griffin Saunders, Norfolk 19:34.67; 7, Keenan Wagner, Yankton 19:38.28; 8, Hunter Phillips, Norfolk 19:38.84; 9, Andrew Jensen, Harrisburg 19:44.20; 10, Carter Jackson, Norfolk 20:06.21

OTHER AREA: 14, Tristan Redman, Yankton 20:28.76; 15, Sam Larrington, Yankton 20:29.55; 19, Chase Howe, Yankton 20:45.47; 20, Dylan Sloan, Yankton 20:49.97; 21, Roy Knapp, Crofton 21:07.05; 23, Elliot Dooley, Yankton 21:49.36; 24, Corrigan Johnke, Yankton 22:27.96; 27, Carter Guenther, Crofton 22:37.96; 28, Caden Wieman, Yankton 22:53.60; 31, Luke Haberer, Crofton 23:24.64

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS (4K)

TOP 5: 1, Emily Lewis, Harrisburg 16:52.90; 2, Bria Miller, Harrisburg 17:26.96; 3, Ragyn Peska, Harrisburg 17:27.88; 4, Claire Backstrom, Harrisburg 17:29.73; 5, Ruby Moore, Harrisburg 17:31.34

AREA: 6, Rylie Arens, Crofton 17:53.53; 8, Ava Johanneson, Yankton 18:44.09; 10, Julie Westrum, Gayville-Volin 18:51.93; 11, Sophia Wortmann, Crofton 18:53.52; 17, Remy Wenzlaff, Yankton 20:04.94; 19, (Name Not Available), Yankton 20:43.10; 20, Emily Guenther, Crofton 20:49.96; 22, Payton Logan, Gayville-Volin 21:07.10; 24, Ava Dryden, Yankton 21:36.32; 25, Olivia Wintz, Yankton 21:54.10; 26, Lauren Loecker, Crofton 21:55.20; 33, Haley Luke, Yankton 23:02.57; 35, Ella Reifenrath, Crofton 23:25.81; 36, Ava Haar, Yankton 23:27.70; 40, Tayah Dieter, Yankton 24:07.73; 44, Brynn Simonsen, Yankton 24:21.44; 46, Bethany Huff, Yankton 24:25.13; 48, Braxton Adams, Yankton 24:50.23; 49, Rain Lane, Yankton 24:58.26; 51, Sydney Kapla, Yankton 25:11.81; 56, Morgan Stevens, Crofton 27:53.11

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS (4K)

TOP 5: 1, Boston Frick, Yankton 16:30.57; 2, Abe Chance, Yankton 16:36.61; 3, Beck Ryken, Yankton 16:53.35; 4, Ntsa Nelson, Harrisburg 16:54.69; 5, Taylor Wenzlaff, Yankton 16:56.76

OTHER AREA: 6, Christian Kuehnert, Gayville-Volin 18:06.74; 10, Isaac Peterson, Yankton 18:58.51; 11, Wyatt Tramp, Crofton 19:19.12; 13, Aiden Anderson, Yankton 19:26.17; 14, Josh Stepish, Yankton 19:30.75; 16, Harrison Krajewski, Yankton 20:01.23; 18, Aiden Harrell, Yankton 20:16.63; 26, Noah Harrell, Yankton 21:18.19; 28, Philip Dibley, Gayville-Volin 22:45.41; 29, Devon Coke, Yankton 23:27.21; 30, Grant Schieffer, Crofton 23:54.99; 31, Jack Schieffer, Crofton 24:17.29; 38, Anthony Steffen, Crofton 26:42.70; 43, Payden Anderson 37:01.00

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