MORRIS -- The Staples-Motley Cardinals girls' cross country team will go after its second straight Class 1A state title as it won the Section 6 meet Thursday in dominating fashion, scoring 41 points and beating runner-up Perham by 14.
It's the fourth straight trip for the S-M girls' team, who were paced by Hannah Landecker's fourth place finish and time of 15:50. Liza Milless, Courtney Robinson and Natasha Wenzel all finished in the top 10 to qualify individually for state.
S-M's Dan Huebsch won the individual title with a time of 16:52 as the Cardinal boys' team finished second to Perham by a single point.
Rob Aderman and Dan Sveom placed in the in top 10 to qualify for state as individuals. S-M will try for its fourth consecutive Class 1A championship on Nov. 6.
Boys' team scores -- 1-Perham 43, 2-Staples-Motley 44, 3-New London-Spicer 122, 4-Sauk Centre 130, 5-Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 136, 5-Pelican Rapids 136, 7-MCCRAY 137, 8-Montevideo 162
Individual winner -- Dan Huebsch (S-M) 16:52
Staples-Motley results -- 5-Rob Aderman 17:29, 7-Dan Sveom 17:38, 11-Charlie Farber 17:54, 21-Josh Ulring 18:43, 25-Joe Fuhrman 18:51, 28-Mark Michel 18:56
Girls' team scores -- 1-Staples-Motley 41, 2-Perham 55, 3-Lac Que Parle 101, 4-New London Spicer 121, 5-Sauk Centre 121, 6-Breckinridge 139, 7-Pelican Rapids 153, 7-Morris 153
Individual winner -- Nikki Swenson (LQP) 14:57
Staples-Motley results -- 4-Hannah Landecker 15:50, 6-Liza Milless 15:54, 7-Courtney Robinson 15:59, 8-Natasha Wenzel 16:05, 16-Brittany Brenny 16:36, 22-Naomi Landecker 16:55, 41-Kelsey Griffith 18:11
Next meet -- Class 1A meet at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Saturday, Nov. 6.
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