Swanson, Ruud lead Orioles at State Meet



The 2021 cross country season came to a close this past Saturday, Oct. 23 as the top runners from across the State gathered at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls to compete in the Class A Meet.

The Lennox High School cross country team brought a full boys and girls team to compete after strong showings at Regions.

The Class A girls ran at 12:30 p.m. with Ellie Maddox of Sioux Falls Christian winning the event, clocking a time of 18:44.83. Lennox’s top performer at State was Alicia Ruud who finished in 22nd place with a time of 19:44.16. The Orioles’ Kelsey Schmidt finished in 31st place with a time of 20:27.71. Also running for Lennox was Josephine Plucker who took 78th (21:50.45), Graycee Postma who finished 104th (23:22.84), Karlie Bosma who took 108th (23:33.75), and Kenzie Bosma who finished 118th (25:16.56).

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