We went to Madison SD today and ran at Dakota State. Our women had a tremendous day placing 4th as a team. Rachel Ruddy continues to be our number one runner and was also our lone award winner placing 14th in a personal record time of 22:07. Taylor Reimer ran her first collegiate race placing 33rd in a time of 23:55. Mercedes Jochims was our third runner placing 34th in a personal record time of 24:23. Frannie Feekes placed 36th in a personal record time of 24:23. Tanya farfan struggled today but finished strong at 43rd in a time of 25:05. Sheila Eggers ran a very good race placing 49th in a personal record time of 26:40. I am very happy with the way our women are running. they continue to work hard and are showing good improvement.
Our men also ran very well today placing 5th as a team. Tian Siggins continues to work very hard and improved his time from this course last season. He placed 44th in 31:12. Richie Collins ran the best he has all year placing 49th in 32:38. Salvador Salazar started slow but had a tremendous finish placing 53rd in 32:59. Martin Christensen ran very well today placing 54th in 33:40. Austin Leitz ran his first race at this distance and ran very well placing 58th in 35:54. Our men are showing improvement and as we fix a few health issues I think the team will come together very well.
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The Laker Scramble Golf Outing will be held this Friday at Brooks National Golf Course in Okoboji. The event generates scholarship funds for student athletes at Iowa Lakes Community College.
Iowa Lakes has over 300 student athletes competing collegiately for the Iowa Lakes Lakers in 16 different sports programs.
Golfer registration will begin Friday, Sept. 12 at 8 a.m., with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. The event will feature an 18-hole four-person best shot tournament format. Entry fee is $100 per golfer or $400 per four-person team and includes green fees, cart (if requested), lunch, Laker Athletic T-shirt and a scholarship fund donation. Brooks National Golf Course is one of the area’s premier golf courses and home course to the Iowa Lakes Golf Teams.
Student athletes will be greeting participants at various locations on the course. In addition, participants may join in fundraising games that can lower their score and further support athletic scholarships at Iowa Lakes.
Non-golfers who would like an opportunity to meet the coaches and student athletes can attend the lunch for $15 per person. The meal will be served after play is completed, at approximately 1-2 p.m. Individuals are asked to call 712-362-0425 to reserve meal tickets.
Raffle tickets are on sale for five tickets to the Iowa / Wisconsin game on Nov. 22 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City and include a one night’s stay at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center. Tickets are $5 each or 3 for $10. For more information or to purchase raffle tickets, contact the Foundation office at 712-362-0425, the Iowa Lakes Athletic Offices at 712-362-7907 or the office of the Dean of Students at 712-362-7969.
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