Tricounty News

Donnay smashes school record at state meet

Central Minnesota Conference Class-A Cross Country Champion Emily Donnay raced Saturday, Nov. 2, in the MSHSL State Cross Country Meet at Northfield’s 
St. Olaf College facility. Snapping the 4-kilometer run finish line with a time of 15:14.1, Emily finished in a most impressive 10th place, shattering the school record by more than one minute. Emi Trost, a Cannon Falls senior, captured first place, with a 14:40.3; 
St. Paul Academy & Summit’s Mary Naas was second with a time of 14:50.5; and Becca Wilkin of Trinity took third place with a time of 14:52.3.

The admirable showing at state caps off a superior season for Donnay, whose 10th-place state ranking was certainly no fluke. Her top four finishes in eight outings this year are unprecedented and it’s obvious that she will only improve. Keep running,
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The official school record is 16:22, held by Lisa Lyrek. Last year’s outstanding runner, Raelynn Callander, came in 105th in the state with a 16:22 time, tying that record. Donnay’s time is more than a minute off the school record.

Emily Donnay was cool and confident just after completing her 4k (nearly 2.5 miles) run. Asst. Coach Terry Nelson said Emily’s time of 15:14 is the “best any EV-W-K kid has ever run.” TCN photo by Karla Ehlinger