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Garretson 7th-grader Preston Bohl competing at the Chamberlain Invite
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Garretson siblings looking to continue PODIUM run
Sep 29, 2017

By Rich Winter

As we hit the stretch run of the high school cross country season there are all kinds of storylines popping up across the state as kids try to qualify for the state meet, qualify there team to state and some, looking to put the final stamps on terrific high school careers. 


Cross country is such an amazing sport. It is a team sport for sure, but at the end of the day, it is individuals working through the team concept with the best fans and supporters the high school sports world may know. 


Had the opportunity to sit down and visit with Garretson cross-country coach, Jason Bohl last week and we visited a bit about east river cross-country, his old stomping grounds in Hoven (We did not talk about Mr. Hackyl) but Bohl was very open and honest and gave me a little insight into what's going on in the eastern part of the state. 


Couple notes on the Garretson squad, as coach Bohl has quite a lot invested in this years team. 


Daughter Carmen Bohl, the only senior on the roster will be going for a podium finish for the 6th consecutive year. 


How about that?


Five times consecutively, Bohl has weathered the grueling cross-country season and five times, Bohl has been in the top-25.


At this week's Sioux Valley invite, Bohl finished 6th with teammate Rachel Kindt right behind...

Bohl: 21:20

Kindt: 21:25


And then there is Bohl's little brother, 7th-grader Preston Bohl. At Tuesday's Sioux Valley invite, the middle-schooler finished 3rd with a respectable 18:06.


If this young man is anything like his father/sister, I'm guessing he's a fighter. This is someone you are going to want to watch at state. 




Keep an eye on this younger Bohl over the next few years. Garretson is very young in the boys team and they look like they could be a force to be reckoned with in the very near future. 


If Preston is anything like pops, 9:30 in the 3200 as a senior in 1988 at Hoven, well, it's going to be get interesting.


Good luck Garretson!

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