The Lake Preston Diver cross country team participated Sept. 23 in the Dell Rapids invite at the Rocky Run Golf Course. In this meet, the varsity runners had a 5K race, the junior varsity a 4K; and junior high, a 3K.
Stella DeKnikker, the only Lake Preston runner in the girls 5K, finished 37th out of 51 athletes with a time of 24 minutes, 47.35 seconds. In the 4K race, Mallory Carlson finished 12th of 39 runners with a time of 20:47.21 and Amelia Holland finished 32nd with 25:05.52.
No Lake Preston girls participated in the 3K race.
In the boy’s 5K race, Rhett McMasters placed 19th out of 66 runners in 19:07.21; A.J. Wienk, 50th in 21:56.04; Ashton Wienk, 64th in 23:30.32 and Tyler Jurrens, 65th in 23:38.71. No Lake Preston boys ran in the 4K race. Lane Jensen and Peyton Hope both ran in the 3K, finishing 33rd and 47th respectively.
Lake Preston runners travel Wednesday to run in the Colman-Egan Invitational at Coleman; Oct. 5, to Howard; and they will participate Oct. 7 at the Dakota Valley Conference meet at De Smet. The Divers are also participating Sept 28-Oct. 4 in the Nike Cross virtual week.