Brouwer, Reynen earn first-place finishes at Mitchell Christian meet

Mitchell Christian's Max Reynen competes in the Mitchell Christian home cross country meet on Saturday on Firesteel Trail near Lake Mitchell. (Jeremy Karll /Republic)

The Mitchell Christian cross country team hosted its home meet on Saturday on Firesteel Trail near Lake Mitchell, and the home-course advantage paid off.

The Golden Eagles had the top-two finishers on the boys side. Max Reynen finished in 20 minutes, 30 seconds to win the race by 38 seconds over teammate Nathanael Anderberg (21:08).

Menno’s Julius Carr finished in third in 21:49, while Andes Central/Dakota Christian’s Peter Backes (21:53) finished in fourth. Corbin Fuoss, of Tripp-Delmont/Armour, rounded out the top-five racers with a time of 22:16.

Menno’s Isaac Fergen (22:21) and ACDC’s Tony Hansum (22:49) placed sixth and seventh, respectively. In ninth place, Micah Leonard, of TDA, crossed the finish line in 22:58.

Mitchell Christian had six total racers on the boys side. Nahum Anderberg (22:50) took eighth place. Its final three runners finished together, as Reegan Nydam (23:41) led the trio in 10th, followed by Micah Frey (23:46) and Liam Pospisil (23:56).


On the girls side, ACDC’s Isabella Brouwer paced the four-runner race. She finished in 22:19 to take first place by over a minute.

Menno duo Morgan Edelman (23:45) and Ashton Massey (23:48) finished side-by-side in second and third, respectively. ACDC’s Sonya Hansum (27:23) took fourth.

Mitchell Christian meet

Saturday in Mitchell

Boys individual results (top 10): 1. Max Reynen, Mitchell Christian, 20:30; 2. Nathanael Anderberg, Mitchell Christian, 21:08; 3. Julius Carr, Menno, 21:49; 4. Peter Backes, Andes Central/Dakota Christian, 21:53; 5. Corbin Fuoss, Tripp-Delmont/Armour, 22:16; 6. Isaac Fergen, Menno, 22:21; 7. Tony Hansum, Andes Central/Dakota Christian, 22:49; 8. Nahum Anderberg, Mitchell Christian, 22:50; 9. Micah Leonard, Tripp-Delmont/Armour, 22:58; 10. Reegan Nydam, Mitchell Christian, 23:41.

Girls individual results: 1. Isabella Brouwer, Andes Central/Dakota Christian, 22:19; 2. Morgan Edelman, Menno, 23:45; 3. Ashton Massey, Menno, 23:48; 4. Sonya Hansum, Andes Central/Dakota Christian, 27:23.

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