MHS competes at National Trail

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Tristan Karnes (center) of MHS competes during the Division I state cross-country meet. (Photo submitted)

Marysville had one boy and one girl compete in the Division I state cross-country races on Saturday.
Tristan Karnes placed 95th with a time of 16:40.0.
There were 186 runners in the boys race.
Bryn Hothem toured the National Trail course with a time of 19:39.5.
That placed her 85th out of 183 runners.
“Bryn and Tristan both had great races to cap off fantastic seasons,” said MHS coach Luke Sundermeier. “They represented Marysville on the biggest stage with poise and determination.
“Bryn’s goal was to learn from her freshman state experience and run an assertive race,” he said. “She had lots of teammates in Hebron to support her and calm some nerves.
“She gradually worked her way through the field, moving up from 104th at the mile to finish in 85th. Bryn advanced through the field well and learned what it is like to race in a state championship atmosphere. She will carry this confidence into track season and beyond. Her future is bright.
“Tristan’s approach was to go for it and try to hold position as the race unfolded. He found himself in the front 50 early on, but lost some ground in the later stages of the race,” said Sundermeier. “He certainly left everything on the course and capped off an amazing senior season.
“Representing Marysville at the state championships is quite an accomplishment and a testament to Tristan’s dedication all summer. He only ran high school cross-country for two years and fundamentally changed the mentality of the boys team.
“He led by example and helped show the guys what it’s like to shoot for big goals and recommit every day.”
He will continue working toward his indoor and outdoor track goals to close out his senior year,” said Sundermeier.



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