It's a 5th place finish for the Decorah jv boys cross country team

Posted: Mon, Sep 10, 2018 1:59 PM
JV boys warm up for their race (All photos by's Clara Knudson)

The Decorah boys jv cross country team had a great opening meet on Saturday at the Luther All-American meet. The recent ongoing, rainy weather kept the team from competing until Saturday's meet at Luther College. The Vikings finished in 5th place out of 20 teams with 392 boys.

The top 5 jv runners finished in the top 40. Junior Willem Hawley was the first Viking to cross the finish line in 15th place with his time of 19:08.1. Junior Pat Bockman was right behind in 16th place with a time of 19:08.3. Freshmen Larsson Shockey was 28th with his time of 19:26.4. Zach Garwood finished in 33rd place in 19:32.0. Samuel Robinson was the 5th Viking to cross the finish line with his time of 19:40.2, good for 39th place.

L-R: Pat Bockman and Willem Hawley race to the finish line
Arlo Hayes
Beau Hawley gives it his all in the home stretch
L-R: Izaak Eichinger and Lars Marquart