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RHS Runners Earn Two Medals in P-Burg

Russell High School cross country runners Sam Whitten and Hunter Throop earned medals at the MCL Meet in Phillipsburg on Thursday, Oct. 7. (Photo courtesy RHS coach Richard Dorzweiler)
Russell High School cross country runners Sam Whitten and Hunter Throop earned medals at the MCL Meet in Phillipsburg on Thursday, Oct. 7. (Photo courtesy RHS coach Richard Dorzweiler)

Russell had four runners compete in the Mid-Continent League cross country meet in Phillipsburg on Thursday, Oct. 7 and two earned medals.

Sam Whitten and Hunter Throop each ran in the boys junior varsity race. Whitten took fourth place with a time of 21:03. Throop placed 13th with a 26:00.

Camille Dortland was in the running for a top-15 finish in the girls varsity race, but was hampered by a calf injury late in the race. The RHS senior finished with a time of 24:42 and missed out on a medal.

Marcus Koetkemeyer posted a time of 24:27 in the boys varsity run and did not medal.

Russell heads to Downs for the Lakeside meet on Thursday, Oct. 14.