Fitterer leads Titans at two meets

Jay Schneider,

Titan Grant Fitterer (left) pushes hard to try and surpass Alex Beck from New Prague in the last yards of the boys 5,000-meter. Fitterer ended up a fraction of a second behind Beck with a time of 17:56.46 to place 43 out of 202 in the Gerry Smith Invitational. This is a personal record for the sophomore. A total of 31 high schools and 20 middle schools participated in the cross country invitational Thursday. (Jarrod Schoenecker photo)

Tri-City United sophomore Grant Fitterer was the leading runner for the Titan boys cross country team during two early season events.

Fitterer placed third last week at the St. Peter Meet, running the 5,000-meter course in 18:50.

He improved on that time during the 26 team Gerry Smith Invitational Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Montgomery National Golf Club. He improved his time to 17:56 in placing 41st among 202 total runners.

At. St. Peter, the Titans placed third among four teams with 98 points. New Prague was the team champion with 24 points, ahead of runner-up St. Peter with 69 points.

Senior Goi Ruei placed 12th in 20:34. Sophomore Peter Robrahn placed...

To see more on this story pick up the September 14, 2023 print edition of the Montgomery Messenger. 


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