The Zimmerman cross country teams ran at a small Princeton meet on Tuesday, with the boys fourth among four teams, and the girls fourth among five teams. It was the first time the girls ran as a complete team (five runners).
Leading the Thunder boys was Tyler Lorden, 14th in 19:08, followed by Derek Williams 22nd, Chase Laxdal (gr.8) 24th, Sam Bender 25th, Travis Carr 26th, Erik Gruhlke 27th, and Stuart MacGregor 28ty.
For the Thunder girls, Nikki Jurik was fourth in 16:21, and Meghan Tillmann 4th in 17:26. Kelsie Tufto was 25th, Gabby Kieliszewski 28th, and Danielle Williams 32nd. Seventh-graders Tufto and Williams made varsity debuts.
Zimmerman will run at the Granite Ridge Conference meet Tuesday in Mora.