Montague County runners compete at state meet

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Montague County had two runners compete at the state cross country meet this past Saturday in Round Rock .
Saint Jo’s Logan Morman and Prairie Valley’s Cosima Ermert each competed individually for their schools and represented their communities well against the best runners in the state in 1A.
Morman was making his second straight appearance at the state meet. Last year as a sophomore Morman finished 51st with a time of 18:27.
Morman accomplished his goal to break into the top 10, running close to his personal best he ran at the regional meet at 16:48, good for eighth place and Saint Jo’s first medal in a few years.
For Ermert, she put together a nice ending on her first season competing in cross country as a sophomore.
The tall foreign exchange student from Germany had never run competitively until this year and found out she was good by being able to outrun her older and more experienced teammates to the finish at practice.
They eventually told her she needed to run faster in practice and not hang back with them if she wanted to improve.
Ermert helped the Lady Bulldogs to their second district championship and a 10th place finish at the regional meet. Running her first meet without her teammates beside her did not slow down Ermert as she ran her fastest time of the season at 13:34 and finished 62 in a field of 150 runners.

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