Decorah Viking boys cross country team is a winner at Oelwein

Posted: Wed, Sep 4, 2019 9:49 AM

Tuesday was a good day for the Decorah Viking cross country team to open its 2019 season.

The Vikings had all seven of their runners finish in the top 25 of runners at the Oelwein Invitational at the Hickory Grove Golf Course, including three top-10 runners.

Decorah was led by junior Brady Hogan, who led the field with a time of 16:16--13 seconds ahead of the next runner.  Decorah senior Spencer Peterson finished 6th with a time of 17:30, while junior Noah Lovelace finished 8th with a time of 17:34.  Three seniors and one sophomore rounded out the Viking team: Joseph Seo finished 14th with a time of 18:01; Beau Hawley finished 15th with a time of 18:03; Samuel Robinson finish 17th with a time of 18:10 and sophomore Izaak Eichinger was 23rd with a time of 18:16--a time that was better than the first place finishers on five other teams.

Decorah will work to keep the streak going next Tuesday when they travel to Waverly for a meet.