BAY LAKE -- Kim Beaman and McLean Severson ran away from the field, grabbing individual honors and helping the Crosby-Ironton Rangers boys' and girls' cross-country teams to first place Thursday at the Ranger Invitational.
Josh Dale finished fifth for Pequot Lakes and helped the Patriot boys to a second-place finish. Madison Engen placed ninth for the Pequot girls' team, which finished third.
The Pine River-Backus Tigers boys' team ran to a fourth-place finish with Nathan Smith their top runner in 21st place. Ashley Prososki placed second for the Tiger girls, who had an incomplete score.
Kyle Dukowitz placed ninth for the Pillager boys and Kara Rhett was 18th for the Pillager girls. Both Huskies teams were incomplete.
Boys' team scores --1-Crosby-Ironton 25, 2-Pequot Lakes 56, 3-Moose Lake-Willow River 65, 4-Pine River-Backus 139 McGregor inc. Pillager inc. East central inc..
Individual winner --McLean Severson (C-I) 16:59
Pequot Lakes results -- 5-Josh Dale 17:59, 11-Tucker Sheley, 13-Clayton Foster, 14-Phillip Nachbar, 16-Jonas Dale, 18-Tyler Stoltman
Pillager results --9-Kyle Dukowitz 18:18, 24-John Knebel 27-Tyler Rohloff
Pine River-Backus results --21-Nathan Smith 19:48, 24-Michael Larson, 28-Steven Wheeler, 32-Kap Peltier, 34-Nathan Kottschade, 36-Tom Gromley, 37-Josh Howe
Crosby-Ironton results --2-Bill Monse 17:41, 3-Jim Stokman 17:47, 4-Pete Vukelich 17:56, 15-Jeff Hansen 19:03, 20-Lane Srock 19:42, 25-Keegan Leonard 20:27
Girls' team scores --1-Crosby-Ironton 19, 2-Onamia 74, 3-Pequot Lakes 82, East Central inc. Pillager inc. Pine River-Backus inc. McGregor inc.
Individual winner --Kim Beaman (C-I) 16:03
Pequot Lakes results --9-Madison Engen 17:43, 15-Laura Janowiec, 16-Toni Gammello, 19-Jacki Doty, 23-Christy Peterson, 24-Carica Braren
Pillager results --18-Kara Rhett 19:03, 21-Jenna Niggeler 19:21
Pine River-Backus results --2-Ashley Prososki 16:35, 17-Mollie Hedberg, 20-Saara Backberg, 21-Kassie Ward
Crosby-Ironton results --3-Andrea Borden 16:59, 4-Stacey Gustafson 17:17, 5-Reese Harris 17:17, 6-Molly Nixon 17:18, 7-Danielle Thiebault 17:20, 10-Angel Adams 18:07
Next meet --PL in Birch Tree Conference meet 4 p.m. Tuesday at Deer River; C-I in Mid-State Conference meet 5 p.m. Oct. 14 at White Birch Golf Course in Breezy Point.
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