McGREGOR - Clayton Foster and Kylie Beltz raced their way to victories for the Pequot Lakes Patriots in the McGregor Invitational cross country meet Thursday.
Foster finished in 16:41 to pace the Pequot Lakes boys' team to first place.
Kellen Braren finished in third place, Silas Lydeen fifth, Adison Runberg sixth, Jake Braam eighth and Jonas Dale ninth for the Patriot boys.
The Crosby-Ironton Ranger girls' placed first behind Christina Mapson's second-place time of 16:51. Stacey Gustafson came in third, Marie Abear fourth, Shelby Vukelich fifth, Kristine Gustafson seventh, Kirsten Midthun ninth and Lisa Borden 10th for the Rangers.
Beltz's time of 16:33 led the Pequot Lakes girls' team to a second-place finish. Cydney Johnson placed sixth for the Patriot girls.
The C-I boys' team placed second behind Keegan Leonard's second-place finish. Peter Vukelich placed fourth, Nick Stockman seventh and Eric Stueck 10th for the Rangers.
Sam Hedberg placed 11th for Pine River-Backus as the Tigers placed third as a team.
Ashley Kennedy placed 17th for the Tiger girls, who finished fourth.
Boys' team scores: 1-Pequot Lakes 23, 2-Crosby-Ironton 43, 3-Pine River-Backus 99, 4-Northland-Deer River 119, 5-McGregor inc.
Individual winner: Clayton Foster (PL) 16:41
Pequot Lakes results: 3-Kellen Braren 17:21, 5-Silas Lydeen 18:17, 6-Adison Runberg 18:38, 8-Jake Braam 19:12, 9-Jonas Dale 19:24, 13-Jacob Headlee 19:53
Pine River-Backus results: 11-Sam Hedberg 19:40, 12-Travis Wheeler 19:48, 14-Nathan Smith 20:12, 16-Joe Smith 20:22, 26-Jeremy LaBlanc 22:18, 27-Patrick Rudlang 22:45
Crosby-Ironton results: 2-Keegan Leonard 17:16, 4-Peter Vukelich 17:36, 7-Nick Stockman 18:59, 10-Eric Stueck 19:33, 20-Jacob Goodwin 20:33, 21-Colt Severson 20:37, 22-Ethan Oftedahl 21:05
Girls' team scores: 1-Crosby-Ironton 21, 2-Pequot Lakes 45, 3-Northland-Deer River 88, 4-Pine River-Backus 113, 5-McGregor inc.
Individual winner: 1-Kylie Beltz (PL) 16:33
Pequot Lakes results: 6-Cydney Johnson 17:23, 11-Madison Engen 18:22, 12- Jordan Roy 18:24, 15-Ashley LaRock 19:53, 20-Carrica Braren 21:35
Pine RIver-Backus results: 17-Ashley Kennedy 20:38, 18-Kaylynn Carner 21:11, 23-Lydia Krecklau 23:44, 27-Kayla Peltier 26:49, 28-Kristle Peltier 27:29, 29-Franciscka Ellstad 28:41
Crosby-Ironton results: 2-Christina Mapson 16:51, 3-Stacey Gustafson 17:01, 4-Marie Abear 17:08, 5-Shelby Vukelich 17:15, 7-Kristine Gustafson 18:01, 9-Kirsten Midthun 18:10, 10-Lisa Borden 18:16
Next: Pequot Lakes, Crosby-Ironton at Ranger Invitational at Ruttger's 4:45 p.m. Thursday, Pine River-Backus at Sebeka/Menahga Invite Tuesday.
Huskies sixth, eighth
COLLEGEVILLE - Despite Jesse Krause's run to a 10th-place finish the Pillager boys' cross country team finished eighth Thursday at the McGregor Invite.
The Pillager girls' team finished sixth behind the 17th-place finish of Kim Rardin.
Boys' team scores: 1-Watertown-Mayer 54, 2-Christ Household of Faith 60, 3-Foley 120, 4-St. John's Prep 126, 5-Howard Lake Waverly 157, 6-Maple Lake 160, 7-Royalton 166, 8-Pillager 207
Pillager results: 10-Jesse Krause 18:15, 24-Greg Flickenger 19:10, 50-Andy Knebel 21:10, 61, Dustin Maurer 26:58, 62 Tyler Rosekrans 33:41
Girls' team scores: 1-Mile Lace 34, 2-Watertown-Mayer 50, 3-Maple Lake 72, 4-Rush City 101, 5-St. John's Prep 149, 6-Pillager 166, 7-St. Cloud Cathedral 182, 8-Howard Lake Waverly 231
Pillager results: 17-Kim Rardin 18:00, 24-Kayla Rardin 18:25, 31-Shawna Maurer 18:58, 40-Amanda Black 19:40, 44-Katlin Krause 20:11
Next: Pillager at Crosby-Ironton Thursday.
fourth for Flyers
FERGUS FALLS - Manon Gammon-Deering cruised to a fourth-place finish for Little Falls at the Fergus Falls Invite with a time of 16.15.49 Thursday.
Beth Hauer just missed a top-10 finish with a time of 16.53.20 which was good for 11th place.
Girls winner: Jamie Piepenburg (Alx) 15.34.68
Little Falls: Manon Gammon-Deering 16.15.49, Beth Hauer 16.53.20, Kayla Meyer 18.12.45, Nicole Maleski 18.25.60, Molly Deml 18.36.53, Laura Newman 20.37.52
Boys winner: Drew Paradis (Alex) 16:21.76
Little Falls: 13-John Dunlap 18:05.69, 23-Eli Ploof 18:41.80, 32-Justin Posterick 18:51.38, 58-Mitch Dolan 19:45.07, 60-Andrew Geisenhof 19:47.40, 63-William Marvin 19:56.70, 71-Austin Gessell 20:19.69
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