Southwest Conference champs! The Minden girls have not held that designation in over 20 years but they broke through at the conference meet at McCook’s Heritage Hills Country Club on October 7. The Lady Whippets (41) edged Broken Bow and McCook (both 44). Others in the conference include Cozad, Gothenburg, Ogallala, Valentine and Ainsworth.
Minden’s four scorers were SWC silver medalist Jessie Hurt (20:53), Priscila Madriz (10th, 22:53), AJ Iniguez (13th, 23:03) and Brenna Bules (16th, 23:38). Jessie, Priscila and AJ earned all-conference honors. Other Whippets running were Lindsey Rehtus, (18th, 24:00), Hannah Donley (19th, 24:31), Larissa Labenz (22nd, 24:50), Emma Grube (23rd, 25:06) and Ayleigh Porter (39th, 29:32). 49 girls competed.
Minden’s boys ran to a second place team finish scoring 31 to trail Broken Bow (25). Gothenburg (50) was third.
see October 13 Courier for full story