DETROIT LAKES - The Brainerd Warriors ran away from the rest of the field to win both divisions of the Detroit Lakes cross country invitational Thursday.
The fourth-ranked boys had 43 points, 17 fewer than runner-up Moorhead. The girls, also ranked fourth, outdistanced runner-up Sartell by 28 points.
Brainerd's Tyler Rose and Hannah McAllister placed fourth in their respective races.
In the girls' meet, McAllister raced to a time of 15:44.41. Teammate Jenna Dean finished in 16:06.71 to place fifth, Courtney Wing placed sixth at 16:11.83 and Megan Holmes took eighth with a time of 16:18.44.
Kacie Bahr placed 15th, Katherine Mueller 20th and Amanda Finstad 35th for Brainerd.
"It was a preview of our section meet so for the girls to beat two ranked teams in the state in Moorhead and Sartell, and to beat those quality of teams, the girls ran very well," Warriors coach Dave Herath said. "Our top six runners were in the top 20 so that's always nice."
Rose finished at 17:10.82. Thomas Ruttger finished seventh at 17:13.09, Lucas Delaney placed eighth in 17:13.90 and Jimmy Dean finished 10th at 17:27.56.
Mitch Lorenz placed 14th, Joe Doyscher 15th and Gunner Johnson 20th as all Brainerd runners finished in the top 20.
"We had some very nice times and seven were in the top 20 as well," Herath said of the boys' team.
"They were pretty nice performances for both teams and I'm happy with the way they competed," Herath added.
Boys' team scores: 1-Brainerd 43, 2-Moorhead 60, 3-Alexandria 80, 4-Bemidji 84, 5-Sartell-St. Stephen 110, 6-Rocori 204, 7-Detroit Lakes 221, 8-St. Cloud Tech 229, 9-Fargo Shanley 229, 10-Fergus Falls 230, 11-Ottertail Central 327, 12-Breckenridge/C-T 349, 13-Pelican Rapids 351
Individual winner: Drew Paradis (Alexandria) 16:30.48
Brainerd results: 4-Tyler Rose 17:10.82, 7-Thomas Ruttger 17:13.09, 8-Lucas Delaney 17:13.90, 10-Jimmy Dean 17:27.56, 14-Mitchell Lorenz 17:50.00, 15-Joseph Doyscher 18:04.50, 20-Gunner Johnson 18:22.63
Girls' team scores: 1-Brainerd 37, 2-Sartell/St. Stephen 65, 3-Moorhead 66, 4-Alexandria 96, 5-Fergus Falls 148, 6-Detroit Lakes 182, 7-Shanley 193, 8-Bemidji 209, 9-Breckenridge/C-T 219, 10-St. Cloud Tech 241
Individual winner: Hannah Kellerman (Sartell/St. Stephen) 15:21.98
Brainerd results: 4-Hannah McAllister 15:44.41, 5-Jenna Dean 16:06.71, 6-Courtney Wing 16:11.83, 8-Megan Holmes 16:18.44, 15-Kacie Bahr 16:43.38, 20-Katherine Mueller 16:50.02, 35-Amanda Finstad 17:31.76
Next: Brainerd at Little Falls Invite 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
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