Hellige second at rare Pekin Grade run


PEKIN – Holy Trinity’s Matt Hellige took 2nd place in the boys 11th grade run at the Pekin Cross-Country Grade races in Fairfield Saturday.

Hellige’s time of 17:21 in the 5K run was just :21 off the pace set by Colten Glosser. HTC’s Jacob Mohrfeld came in sixth in the same run with a 19:34 to give the Crusaders second place with 8 points. Only the top two runners for each school figured in the scoring. Pekin won with four points.

In the 12th grade race, the Crusaders took 3rd with some nifty pack running. Adam Rauenbuehler and Brant Holtkamp ran a dead race at 21:31 each for 8th and 9th place. Josh Barr took 10th with a time of 23:14.

HTC had no entries in the boys 10th grade race, but Philip Goldie ran a 17:44 which was good enough for 2nd-place in the 9th grade run. Mitchel Pothitakis came in sixth with an 18:51 to give HTC 8 points and tie for 2nd.

The boys run again Tuesday at Indian Lake.

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