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Swede boys run away with team title at Geneva

GENEVA—Cross country runners Brett Dockweiler and Luke Rehmert provided the one-two punch the Swede boys needed to blow away the competition at the Fillmore Central Invite on Thursday.

Dockweiler finished the 3.1-mile course in 16:05.67 and Rehmert was 11 seconds behind him as Gothenburg took both first and second in the race.

“Finishing one and two is pretty tough to beat,” said coach Steve Reeves.

Bryce Eggleston and Joshua Clark finished with sixth- and 11th-place medals respectively to solidify Gothenburg’s team title with 20 points.

Milford came in second at 46.

“It was good for us to get to see Milford,” Reeves said. “They’re pretty highly rated in Class C and St. Cecilia is the returning state champ from Class D.”

The latest Omaha World-Herald ratings have Milford at No. 5 in Class C with Gothenburg at the top of the list. St. Cecilia is No. 2 in Class D.

“As we look ahead to what we might possibly see at the state meet, this is the time of year when we start comparing ourselves to other teams,” Reeves said.

At Geneva, there was no comparison to the Swedes. Milford finished second as a team with 46 points.

“The boys ran extremely well,” Reeves said, noting that the course at Hidden Hills Golf Course usually allows for fast times.

On the girls side, Gothenburg had one medalist and finished in sixth place with 106 points. Lincoln Lutheran took the girls’ title with 46 points.

“Abbie (Mazour) ran a real strong race,” Reeves said of the freshman who finished in eighth place in a time of 16:03.38.

The girls were at a bit of a disadvantage without injured

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