Kirk Zink said this year’s Augustana Twilight meet resembled roller derby more than cross country at times.
With nearly 300 runners on a short, narrow loop course, the Sioux Falls, S.D., event left little room to maneuver and had lots of opportunities for contact.
Still, the Burros boys took 22nd as a team with 581 points, while the girls amassed 521 points for 21st at the large meet.
“You throw 300 kids on that course where it’s 8-feet wide in some parts, and it’s a slow jog,” said Zink, H-CV’s cross-country coach. “You could speed walk some of those places.”
The Burro boys were paced by sophomore Christian Brist, who took 71st with a time of 17:52.38.
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