Titans looking to help new runners achieve new heights

The 2015 edition of Tartan girls cross country runners is looking for new heights to conquer with returning athletes at the forefront of their team.

"Our Tartan ladies are returning three All-Conference running athletes to our squad this season," stated coach Jim Boyle. "They Claire Cater, Erica Nolby and Cecelia Boyle.

"In addition Carolyn Barrera has had a good summer of conditioning. She looks to add depth to our top five athletes. We have several other new runners out who are looking for the 'X' factor to assist our efforts."

The Titans finished in fourth place in the conference a year ago. Among the returning performers on the Tartan squad will be two seniors, five juniors, one sophomore and three eighth-graders.

The Titans will be led by senior captains Nolby and Berrera, who was described by her coach as a "harrier."

While his own team should be right in the thick of the conference race this season, Boyle turned to Mahtomedi and Henry Sibley as potential candidates to claim the Metro East Conference (MEC) title come the end of the season.

The Titans opened the season Sept. 4 at the Rosemount Invitational.

The remaining girls' cross country schedule is: 9 a.m. Sept. 12 at the Menomonee Invitational; 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Metro East Conference meet at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park; 3:45 p.m. Sept. 22 at the 14-school Hudson Invitational; 10 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Duluth Invitational at Engwer Park; 11 a.m. Oct. 3 at the Blaine Invitational at Majestic Oaks Golf Course; 3 p.m. Oct. 13 at the MEC meet at St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park.

—Wallty Wakefield


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