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NG-M, Darlington fare well at Golden Eagle Relays
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FENNIMORE - New Glarus-Monticello's Ryan McCoy finished the Fennimore Golden Eagle Relays with the top time in the boys varsity 5,000-meter race Saturday.

The freshman phenomenon, running as a No. 2 runner, finished with a time of 17 minutes, 14.9 seconds, just 6/100ths of a seconds faster than the top runner in the No. 1 race, Tri State Homeschool's Joshua Mirth.

McCoy's teammate, Travis Beutler, finished second in the No. 1 division with a time of 17:31.5. Darlington's Kent Miehe took third with a time of 17:53.6 and Pecatonica-Argyle's Chris James (18:45.6) was eighth in the same division.

Darlington junior Connor Roche (18:12.7) was fourth in the No. 2 division, and Pec-Argyle sophomore Wyatt Massey (19:16.5) finished eighth.

Carl Pratt, a senior from New Glarus-Monticello, finished on top in the third runner division with a time of 17:51.4. Darlington sophomore Michael Sinclair (18:02.9) was second and Pec-Argyle's Cameron Colson (19:02.0) placed eighth.

Darlington won the boys small team title, and finished second overall, with each runner finishing in an average time of 18:12. Pec-Argyle was fourth in the seven-team small schools division, with the average runner finishing in 19:29.

New Glarus-Monticello won the large school title, fending off seven other teams. The Knights averaged 18:02 per race.

Judd tops local girls runners

FENNIMORE - LouAnn Judd, New Glarus-Monticello's top sophomore runner, finished third overall in the No. 2 runners division with a time of 17:24.2 - the best among area runners.

Pec-Argyle sophomore Kendra Sigg finished fourth in the same division, and second in the area, with a time of 17:26.0. Olivia Wedig (17:52.0) of Darlington was seventh in the second runner division.

New Glarus-Monticello's Rachel Miller (17:35.6) finished eighth in the first runner division, just head of Darling-ton's Amy Jorgenson (17:40.0).

Freshman Madeline Brunner (17:41.9) of New Glarus-Monticello was third in the No. 3 runners division, and Darlington's Taryn Evanstad (17:59.3) was fourth.

Darlington freshman Christa Wamsley (17:41.8) was the only other area runner to break the 18-minute mark, though fellow Redbird freshman Cheyenne Wolfe finished just over the mark, with a final time of 18:00.8. Sparta freshman Jaden Roddick paced all runners with a time of 16:09.2.

As a team, the Redbirds finished third with a total time of 89:14 (17:51 average time), just behind Boscobel (88:59) and Fennimore (88:56).