DEERWOOD - Staples-Motley's Naomi Landecker, ranked No. 2 in Class 1A, set a Mid-State-Conference meet and Ruttger's course record on her way to leading the Cardinal girl cross county team to a Mid-State Conference Thursday.
Landecker won at 14:59. Teammate Emma Pogreba finished second. Natasha Wentzel and Rachel Amiot were fifth and seventh, respectively.
The Cardinal boys also won a Mid-State team title behind fourth-, fifth- and sixth-place finishes by Jordan Bendson, Josh Ulring, and Josiah Fuhrman. The three top 10 finishes helped Staples-Motley squeeze past Pequot Lakes by eight points.
The Patriot boys were led by the feet of Clayton Foster, who won his eight race of the year for with a time of 16:33. Silas Lydeen and Kellen Braren also finished in the top 10 for the Patriots.
The Pequot Lakes girls' team finished sixth, led by the 13th-place finish by Kylie Beltz who ran a time of 17:13.
Crosby-Ironton finished fourth overall in the boys field on the heels of Peter Vukelich's second place time of 16:37 which was just four seconds behind Foster's individual conference winning time. Keegan Leonard finished seventh with a time of 17:26.
The Ranger girls placed third as Christina Mapson ran to a sixth-place finish.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Cory Asfeld finished third in the boys' field at 16:55. The Wolverine boys finished fifth.
W-DC's girls' team tied for fourth behind an eighth-place finish by Kelsey Browne and a 12th-place finish for Hannah Toedter.
Boys' team scores: 1-Staples-Motley 40, 2-Pequot Lakes 48, 3-Detroit Lakes 82, 4-Crosby-Ironton 87, 5-Wadena-Deer Creek 124, 6-Park Rapids 160
Individual winner: Clayton Foster (PL) 16:33
Staples-Motley results: 4-Jordan Bendson 16:56, 5-Josh Ulring 17:12, 6-Joe Fuhrman 17:13, 12-Ken Suzuki 17:54, 13-Brandon Sternler 18:00, 15-Josh Freese 18:13, 19-Isaac Fuhrman 18:22
Pequot Lakes results: 1-Clayton Foster 16:33, 8-Silas Lydeen 17:31, 9-Kellen Braren 17:39, 14-Adison Runberg 18:10, 16-Jacob Headlee 18:17, 20-Jonas Dale 18:36, 25-Jake Braam 18:48
Crosby-Ironton results: 2-Peter Vukelich 16:37, 7-Keegan Leonard 17:26, 17-Nick Stokman 18:17, 27-Eric Steuck 19:09, 33-Kale Siebert 21:16, 34-Ethan Oftedahl 22:02
Wadena-Deer Creek results: 3-Cory Asfeld 16:55, 24-Tim Papillon 18:43, 29-Neil Janson 19:24, 31-Andrew Brarne 19:25, 37-Zach Bern 22:30, 38-Jacob Snyder 24:19
Girls' team scores: 1-Staples-Motley 26, 2-Park Rapids 58, 3-Crosby-Ironton 90, 4-Wadena-Deer Creek 96, 4-Detroit Lakes 96, 6-Pequot Lakes 133
Individual winner: Naomi Landecker 14:59
Staples-Motley results: 1-Naomi Landecker 14:59, 2-Emma Pogreba 15:54, 5-Natasha Wentzel 16:36, 7-Rachel Amiot 16:39, 11-Kaitlyn Roth 17:01, 21-Emily Fuhrman 17:43, 28-Ashely Carlson 18:14
Pequot Lakes results: 13-Kylie Beltz 17:13, 19-Sydney Johnson 17:36, 27-Jordan Roy 18:12, 33-Madison Engen 18:34, 41-Carica Braren 19:48, 28-Ashley LaRock 20:10, 48-Brittany Engblom 20:36
Crosby-Ironton results: 6-Christina Mapson 16:38, 14-Stacey Gustafson 17:13, 16-Marie Abear 17:23, 22-Shelby Vukelich 17:52, 31-Kirsten Midthun 18:26, 33-Kristine Gustafson 18:41, 35-Molly Nixon 19:32
Wadena-Deer Creek results: 8-Kelsey Browne 16:40, 12-Hannah Toedter 17:10, 17-Emily Wood 17:32, 23-Bailee Schissel 18:02, 34-Lauren Corard
Next: Pequot Lakes, Staples-Motley, W-DC at Park Rapids 4 p.m. Monday .
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