EVELETH -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals boys' and girls' cross country teams won the Eveleth-Gilbert Invitational Tuesday.
S-M coach Gene Mattila believed it was the first time in a few decades that both Cardinal teams took first in the same meet.
The Cardinals' Chad Brever was the boys' champion while teammates Jake Huebsch, David Reichel and Chris Anderson all placed in the top seven. It was the S-M boys' first victory of the season.
Hannah Landecker placed second, leading the Cardinals to victory. Liza Milles, Brittney Brenny, Steph Jares and Courtney Robinson all placed in the top 10.
Boys' team scores -- 1-Staples-Motley 24, 2-Duluth-Marshall 75, 3-International Falls 83, 4-Eveleth Gilbert 89, 5-Virginia-Mountain Iron-Buhl 150, 6-Cook County 155, 7-Esko 155, 8-Cherry 222
Individual winner -- Chad Brever S-M 16:48
Other Staples-Motley results --2-Jake Huebsch 17:09, 3-David Reichel 17:29, 7-Chris Anderson 17:39, 11-Dan Huebsch 18:21, 16- Dan Freeman 19:16, 19-Bobby Burton 19:28
Girls' team scores -- 1-Staples-Motley 23, 2-Cook County 60, 3-Duluth-Marshall 77, 4-International Falls 99, 5-Chisholm 117, 6-Virginia-Mountain Iron-Buhl 177, 7-Esko 179, 8-Ely 186
Individual winner --Kalie Koselet Cook County 15:47
Staples-Motley results --2-Hannah Landecker 16:00, 3-Liza Milles 16:32, 4-Brittney Brenny 16:41, 5-Steph Jares 17:09, 9-Courtney Robinson 17:34, 19-Amanda Reichel 18:13, 23- Kelsey Griffith 18:39.
Next meet -- S-M noon Saturday at Pine Grove Park in Staples
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