BEMIDJI -- An individual victory by Justin Grunewald and five top-10 finishes for the Brainerd girls' cross country team led to a Warrior sweep at the Bemidji invitational Friday.
Grunewald paced the field with a time of 15:42, his second victory in two races. Chris Woodard, Blake Alguire and Derrek Mattson all finished in the top 10 for Brainerd.
Crosby-Ironton's Joe Radinovich was third individually to lead the Rangers to third place.
On the girls' side, AshLeigh Hakes paced the Warriors again, finishing third, followed by Jenna Roberts in fourth place.
C-I's Kim Beaman was second to help the Rangers to a third-place finish.
Boys' team scores -- 1-Brainerd 25, 2-Grand Rapids 56, 3-Crosby-Ironton 63, 4-Bemidji 84, 5-Bagley-Fosston (Inc.)
Individual winner -- Justin Grunewald (Brd) 15:42
Brainerd results -- 2-Chris Woodard 2 17:22, 6-Blake Alguire 18:21, 7-Derrek Mattson 18:25, 12-Ty Hunt 18:54, 13-Justin Tyner 18:56, 16-Shawn Steinkraus 19:39
Crosby-Ironton results -- 3-Joe Radinovich 17:26, 8-McLean Severson 18:49, 9-Jim Stokman 18:50, 26-David Borden 20:30, 27-Lane Strock 20:43, 39-Jeff Hansen 22:54
Girls' team scores -- 1-Brainerd 27, 2-Grand Rapids 43, 3-Crosby-Ironton 84, 4-Bemidji 84, 5-Bagley-Fosston (Inc.)
Individual winner -- Heidi Mondry (GR) 15:55
Brainerd results -- 3-AshLeigh Hakes 16:01, 4-Jenna Roberts 16:13, 5-Jenna Dean 16:20, 6-Audree Goodew 16:21, 9-Ashley Schmolke 17:01, 12-Carissa Schmidt 17:19, 17-Ali Parsons 17:57
Crosby-Ironton results -- 2-Kim Beaman 16:00, 16-Andrea Borden 17:49, 20-Steph Anderson 18:21, 23-Molly Nixon 18:39, 25-Reese Harris 18:42, 27-Danielle Thiebault 19:07 (tie-breaker), 33-Carly Moritz 19:54
Next meet -- Brainerd in Lucky Lindy Invitational at Little Falls Thursday; Crosby-Ironton at Pequot Lakes Invitational 4 p.m. Monday.
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