Mikele Walu, Fanuel Wolday finish 1-2 at Big South cross country
FAIRMONT — Worthington Trojans Mikele Walu and Fanuel Wolday placed 1-2 in the big-school section of the Big South Conference cross country meet at Fairmont on Tuesday, and for Walu it was his third conference championship of his career.
Walu toured the Fairmont course in 16:17.00. Wolday finished in 16:19.10.
Another Trojan, Filmon Wolday, placed sixth in 16:19.10.
All three Trojans earned All-Big South Conference accolades with their performances.
Teammate Ofbeka Morke was 12th in the Big School race, coming in at 16:58.10, to earn all-conference honorable mention.
Worthington's Austin Kinser (15th, 18:02.90), Isaac Kinser (16th, 18:09.00)) and Azrat Bonnett (20th, 18:28.30) also turned in impressive performances.
Marshall won the team competition with 29 points. Worthington had 32. Waseca, Fairmont and St. Peter finished well back in the Big School meet.
On the girls side, Marshall eased to victory in the team Big School standings. Luverne won in the Small School standings, led by Jenna DeBates in a clocking of 18:56.75. Macy Hanson of Fairmont was the overall girls Big South winner in 18:33.92.