BIWABIK — Savannah Stone raced to a second-place time of 1:14.90 to lead the Brainerd Warriors girls to second in Thursday’s Hibbing Invite at Giants Ridge.
Stone finished .26 seconds behind last year’s state champion, Megan Danelski of Hermantown.
Hannah Moen finished 13th and Ashley Fitterer placed 16th for the Warriors.
“We had a good day with the girls team,” said Warriors head coach Jim Ruttger. “It was a much anticipated meet as we were up against last year’s state champion Hermantown. A lot of girls came through today.”
Ben Thoele raced to a 23rd-place time of 1:31.25 for the Warriors boys, who placed eighth.
Boys team scores: 1-Hermantown 257, 2-CC-SB 253, 3-Vaast 235, 4-Marshall 205, 5-Hibbing 203, 6-CEC 200, 7-Duluth East 174, 8-Brainerd 149, 9-Denfeld INC
Individual winner: Alex DeRocher (CEC) 1:13.41
Brainerd results: 23-Ben Thoele 1:31.25, 35-Gabe Gibson 1:35.24, 40-Garett Lee 1:38.22, 45-Calvin Johnson 1:40.89, 48-Grant Madison 1:42.39, 59-Grant Kosobud 1:53.36, 62-Nick Krantz 1:57.58, 63-Tristan Elsenpeter 1:58.69, 64-Grant Anderson 1:02.70, 66-Logan Waidelich 2:13.00
Girls team scores: 1-Hermantown 240, 2-Brainerd-233, 3-Marshall 224, 4-Duluth East 222, 5-CC-SB 205, 6-CEC 203, 7-Vaast 163, 8-Hibbing 140, 9-Denfeld-INC
Individual winner: 1-Megan Danelski (Hermantown) 1:14.64
Brainerd results: 2-Savannah Stone 1:14.90, 13-Hannah Moen 1:26.41, 16-Ashley Fitterer 1:28.41, 20-Emily Aga 1:30.08, 29-Grace McGuire 1:36.97, 44-MacKenzie Dondelinger 1:47.48, 48-Madison Olson 1:48.89, 57-Molly Aga 2:03.55, INC-Alex Stone, INC-Jaden Lindner
Next: Brainerd in Moose Mountain Invite at Lutsen Mountains 10 a.m. Thursday.