Berhorst earns All-State, Lady Comets ninth overall

By Neal A. Johnson, UD Editor
Posted 11/11/21

Lauren Berhorst led the Lady Comets at Saturday’s Class 3 state meet at Gans Creek, earning All-State honors for her 12th-place run of 19:32.Berhorst got off to a very fast start, getting …

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Berhorst earns All-State, Lady Comets ninth overall

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Lauren Berhorst led the Lady Comets at Saturday’s Class 3 state meet at Gans Creek, earning All-State honors for her 12th-place run of 19:32.
Berhorst got off to a very fast start, getting through the first mile in 5:57 in 18th place. She pressed hard, moving as far up as ninth before falling back to 12th as she crossed the finish line.
“Lauren’s state finish shows just how hard she has worked since her 64th-place finish a year ago,” said Coach Marc Bridges. “Lauren has had an amazing season earning conference champion, All-District, All-State, and medaling in six regular-season meets.”
Emma Bower had her second-fastest race of the year knocking off almost a minute from last year’s state meet to finish in 48th place in a time of 21:05. She earned All-Conference and All-District and medaled in five regular-season meets this year.
Next to cross was Sarah Groene, who ran an almost identical time from the Gans Creek Invitational on the same course earlier this year, finishing Saturday’s race in 22:13 for 97th place. She earned All-conference, All-District, and medaled in five regular-season meets.
Corinn Karst had a solid race, running her second-fastest time of the year (23:11) for 124th place. “Corinn had a great season and really raced well at the end of the season,” said Bridges.
Addyson Wilbers had one of her best races at the state meet, finishing in 137th place in a time of 23:46. Wilbers earned All-Conference honors this season and like Karst, ran well at the end of the season, Bridges noted.
Reagan Bock had a good run at state, finishing in 24:51 for 153rd place. “She did a great job of running fast through the second half of the year,” said Bridges. “Reagan came a long way this season and was invaluable at several key meets this year.”
Megan Borgmeyer did a good job of managing some nagging injuries early in the season to make her way into the varsity lineup at the end of the year.
“Meagan had her best race of the season at state with her season-best time by nearly 30 seconds,” said Bridges of her 25:35.
Overall, Bridges is pleased with the season.
“After not qualifying as a team last season it was great to get the girls back to the state meet and with everyone back for next year, I’m already looking forward to what we can do,” he said. “Coach (Levi) Maxwell and I are really proud of the way all of the kids worked this year and we are confident that if we continue to work hard we will see even more success down the road.”

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