Cross country: Royal boys 3rd in Maroon run at Griak gala (9-29

The Rogers boys placed third in the Maroon (second tier) Division of the huge Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday at the U of M.

The Rogers boys made a strong showing in the Maroon Division of the Roy Griak Invitational cross country meet Saturday.


The Royals placed third among 47 schools in the second-tier race of the meet at the University Golf Course in Falcon Heights, billed as one of the nation's largest. (Top teams and individuals from Minnesota and many other states enter the Gold race.)


Andy Wentzell in 21st place led the Royal boys.


Meanwhile, the Rogers girls were 33rd among 42 teams.

Rogers runners at Griak


Boys — (21) Andy Wentzell 17:51 (53) Jeremy Nelson 18:19 (54) Joe Vasseur 18:19 (76) Tony Aeshliman 18:38 (140) Jordan Fishback 19:22


Girls —  (63) Emily Hartwig  22:21 (101) Ashton Lamp 22:59 (161) Jackie Rich 23:47 (184) Iesha Martinez 24:08 (268) Aundria Speidel 26:07

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