MASON CITY | The St. Ansgar cross country teams competed in the Top of Iowa conference meet on Thursday.

The girls’ team finished fifth overall in the TIC East. Senior Addy Carlson led the way for the Saints with a sixth overall placing at 21:43.4, averaging a seven minute pace. Senior Jessica Gonnerman came in 19th with a time of 23:36.5. Freshman Ella Brown finished with a time of 24:27, sophomore Addy Witt finished with a 24:29.4 and freshman Kristen Boerjan finished at 24:34.2.

The boys’ team came in sixth of the seven TIC East teams. Sophomore Seth Hershey was the top finisher for the Saints at No. 33 overall with a time of 19:31.2. Sophomore Ryan Wagner finished with a time of 20:00.5 and senior Bryan Schmidt finished with a time of 20:21.0. Finishing off the race was Junior Eddie Mendoza with a time of 21:17.7 and senior Joel Carlson with a time of 22:33.3.

The Saints will race at Eagle Ridge on Thursday with 29 teams. The top 3 teams and 15 individuals will go to state.

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