07 November 2010
Fenske 40th at state cross country
Tiger senior Elliot Fenske ran the challenging, 5000-meter, state meet course five seconds faster than he did as a junior but finished 12 places lower at the 2010 Class AA Championships held, Saturday, November 6, at St. Olaf College in Northfield.
Fenske clocked 16:31.5 in his final high school race and finished 40th in a field of 154 runners. Last fall he placed 28th at state with a finishing time of 16:36.
"I know Elliot was hoping for the top 25 which would have meant 'all-state'," coach Keith Revels said. "The leaders went out fast and didn't let up. Elliot gained places over the final mile but not as many as he would have liked. He posted a solid time and didn't leave anything on the table.
"Elliot has been a pleasure to coach the last four years. Being all-Missota twice and running in two state meets is quite a career. It sounds like he has an interest in continuing to compete and he most certainly has the ability to do so."
Wayzata won the Class AA team competition with a meet-low total of 61 points. Moorhead and Rosemount finished second and third. Section 1AA qualifiers Owatonna and Lakeville North placed eighth and 10th respectively.