PARK RAPIDS -- Staples Motley Cardinals boys' and girls' cross country teams ran away with Mid-State Conference titles Thursday as both scored 22 points.
Even though Isaac Landecker, the Cardinal boys' top runner, missed the meet with a shin injury, Dan Huebsch stepped up to lead S-M as he placed second. Chad Brever was third and Charlie Farber fourth.
Steph Jares ran to a second-place finish with the rest of the Cardinal girls finishing in the top 10.
Joe Radinovich of Crosby-Ironton crossed the line with a time of 16:07 to take honors in the boys' race and won his second conference title. The Ranger boys' team was fourth.
Kim Beaman ran to an eighth-place finish to lead the Ranger girls, who placed second.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines boys' team placed third with Rocky Jantzen finishing fifth. Rachel Papillon of W-DC was 21st and the Wolverine girls were fourth.
The Pine River-Backus Tigers girls' team placed sixth and Ashley Persoski was their top runner in 19th place. The Tiger boys' team finished with an incomplete score as one runner was disqualified for a lane violation.
Chris Zeigler placed ninth for the Pequot Lakes Patriots, whose boys' team finished sixth. The Patriot girls were seventh with Jacki Doty in 18th place.
Boys' team scores -- 1-Staples-Motley 22, 2-Detroit Lakes 67, 3-Wadena-Deer Creek 79, 4-Crosby-Ironton 84, 5-Park Rapids 139, 6-Pequot Lakes 165, 7-Pine River Backus INC
Individual winner -- CI-Joe Radinovich 16:01
Staples-Motley results --2-Dan Huebsch 16:17, 3-Chad Brever 16:26, 4-Charlie Farber 16:44, 6-Dan Sveom 16:46, 7-Dan Freeman 17:00, 13-Nils Scherer 17:45, 15-Eric Gold 18:05
Wadena-Deer Creek results --5-Rocky Jantzen 16:47, 12-Eric Asfeld 17:43, 19-Brook Paskarich 18:11, 20-Nolan Buresh 18:12, 23-Zach Maas 18:34, 26-Cory Asfeld 19:17, 30-DeWayne Steward 20:08
Crosby-Ironton results --8-McLean Severson 17:16, 22-Jim Stockman 18:27, 24-David Bordan 18:36, 29-Lane Strock 20:02, 34-Jeff Hansen 21:12
Pequot Lakes results --9-Chris Ziegler 16:22, 21-Jake Scott 18:25, 33-Doug Armstrong 21:05, 35-Leif Olson 21:10, 42-Greg Wimperis 25:22
Pine River-Backus-28-Steven Wheeler 19:57, 37-Kap Pellateir 21:34, 38-Corey Swenson 21:43, 41-Sean Collins 24:48
Girls' team scores -- 1-Staples-Motley 22, 2-Crosby Ironton 64, 3-Detroit Lakes 80, 4-Wadena-Deer Creek 115, 5-Park Rapids 124, 6-Pine River-Backus 154, 7-Pequot Lakes 176
Individual winner --DL-Hannah Grinaker 14:58
Staples-Motley results --2-Steph Jares 15:07, 3-Hanna Landecker 15:08, 4-Brittany Brenny 15:18, 6-Naomi Landecker 15:29, 7-Amanda Reichel 15:33, 9-Natasha Wenzel 15:40, 10-Courtney Robinson 15:41
Wadena-Deer Creek results --Rachel Papillon 17:37, 22-Amanda Bristlin 17:49, 23-Michelle Gastecki 18:01, 24-Kendra Hay 18:06, 25-Samantha Waln 18:13
Crosby-Ironton results --8-Kim Beaman 15:39, 11-Andrea Bordan 16:14, 14-Steph Anderson 16:53, 16-Danielle Thiebault 17:06, 18-Molly Nixon 17:19, 20-Reese Harris 17:35, 31-Carly Moritz 19:02
Pequot Lakes results --18-Jacki Doty 17:18, 22-Toni Gamello 19:01, 32-Laura Larson 20:22, 41-Cassie Price 20:19, 43-Holly Johnson 20:26
Pine River-Backus results --19-Ashley Persoski 17:22, 28-Molly Hedberg 18:21, 34-Emilie Lemberg 19:07, 36-Alisha Pitcher 19:26, 37-Audrey McCoy 19:36, 38-Trisha Mongan 19:42
Next meet -- C-I at Bemidji Invitational 4 p.m. Tuesday; PL, PR-B at Park Rapids Invitational 4 p.m. Monday; S-M, W-DC in Subsection 6, Class 1A meet 4 p.m. Tuesday at Wadena.
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