Orion harriers Thomsen, Moen dominate
Orion’s Olivia Thomsen and Luke Moen are running roughshod over area runners.
On Monday, Aug. 30, they led the Orion contingent at the Annawan-Wethersfield Titan Invitational at Midland Golf Course, formerly Kewanee Dunes.
Thomsen won the 3-mile girls race in 20 minutes, 21.5 seconds, for first place.
Other Chargers were Melaina Meisenburg, 30th with a time of 24:19.3; Anika Duhs, 31st, 24:32.8, and Maggie Nedved, 62nd, 30:06.8.
Orion did not have enough girls for a team score.
In the boys race, Moen was ninth with a clocking of 18:28.8.
Also on the course were Kade Scharpman, 22nd, 19:46.8; Eric Thorndyke, 52nd, 22:28.2; Gus Nedved, 54th, 22:39.7; Nick Shillington, 59th, 23:24.7; Alec Noyd, 68th, 25:52.5, and Cash Duhs, 78th, 27:46.6.
Geneseo won the boys race with 20 points, followed by Sherrard, second, 86; Mercer County, third, 95th; Galesburg, fourth, 98; Monmouth-Roseville, fifth, 108; Orion, sixth, 132, and Princeville, seventh, 175.
Orion competed in the Rocket Triangular on Thursday, Sept. 2, at Rockridge High School in Edgington.
Moen and Thomsen won their races, Moen with a time of 17:42.08 and Thomsen with 19:53.77.
In the boys race, Orion runners were Scharpman, third, 18:56.99; Gus Nedved, seventh, 20:40.30; Thorndyke, eighth, 20:43.95; Shillington, 12th, 22:56.95; Noyd, 13th, 23:07.58; Cash Duhs, 17th, 25:09.89, and Lance Moore, 19th, 27:02.89.
Orion won with 31 points. Kewanee was second with 35 and Rockridge third with 57.
Besides Thomsen, Chargers running were Anika Duhs, third, 23:55.30; Meisenburg, fifth, 24:53.33, and Maggie Nedved, 11th, 29:31.42.
Orion did not have enough runners for a team score.