Raiders headed back to state

Brian Meyers
sports writer

The Roseville Area High School girls cross country team ran its state-meet streak to five consecutive years thanks to its second-place finish at last week’s section meet.

The Raiders ended up with 88 points at the Section 4AA meet on Oct. 23 at the Les Bolstad Golf Course to hold off third-place White Bear Lake, which had 102 points. East Ridge won the section team title with 51 points.

Senior Caroline Brisbois helped out Roseville’s cause with a second-place finish in the individual standings. Only East Ridge junior Emily Betz was faster. Brisbois, who entered the meet ranked eighth in the Class AA coaches poll, posted a time of 14:38.05 for the 4,000-meter course. Betz was ranked seventh and finished in 14:36.1.

The rest of Roseville’s top five finished no lower than 27th. Sophomore Lindsey Lee finished 18th, freshman Naomi Boehm was 20th, seventh-grader Adriana Barnes placed 21st and senior Emmy Inwards took 27th.

Caroline Brisbois

Brisbois sets record

A week prior to section meet, Roseville competed in the Suburban East Conference championship meet, where Brisbois established a school record. Her time of 14:11 is the fastest 4,000-meter time in RAHS history.

Brisbois finished third overall at the conference meet.

RAHS boys

Roseville’s boys team was unable to join its female counterparts in qualifying for state but will have an individual representative.

Collin Kiley

Sophomore Collin Kiley’s time of 16:49.2 over the 5,000-meter course was good enough for 11th place overall. He qualified for state by being one of the top eight runners not from one of the two qualifying teams. Stillwater won the team championship with a dominating performance. The Ponies scored only 24 points and their five fastest runners finished in the top eight. White Bear Lake finished second in the team standings with 92 points. Roseville ended up in seventh place with 192 point.

Of the top eight finishers not from Stillwater or White Bear Lake, Kiley was the sixth to cross the finish line.

St. Olaf College, site of the state meet since 1992, is once again hosting this year. The meet is Saturday starting at 10 a.m. with the Class AA girls race. The Class AA boys follow at 11 a.m.

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