ALEXANDRIA - The Brainerd Warriors didn't let the fact they had yet to practice on snow this year stop them from sweeping the Alexandria Cardinals at Andes Tower Hills Thursday.
Rain Hutchison, who won this event last season, repeated as champion in a time of 40.35 helping the Brainerd boys to a 77-71 victory. Coyer Mackner finished third and Ryan Weihemuller fifth for the Warrior boys.
Savannah Stone finished in 44:02, claiming individual honors as the Warrior girls defeated the Cardinals 40-36.
Boys team scores: Brainerd 77, Alexandria 71
Individual winner: 1-Rian Hutchison (Brd) 40.35
Brainerd results: 3-Coyer Mackner 42.18, 5-Ryan Weihemuller 42:52, 6-Justin Wright 42.84, 9-Kris Garin 45.47, 11-Taylor Finger 49.30, 13-Cooper Aakhus 54.35, 17-Michael Smith 1:06.70, 18-Will Feyder 1:08.90, 19-Andy Whiteman 1:09.01, 21-Jianluca Rugolo 1:12.72
Girls team scores: Brainerd 40, Alexandria 36
Individual winner: 1-Savannah Stone (Brd) 44.02
Brainerd results: 3-Jona Hamson 51.81, 4-Mara Williams 53:32, 8-Blair Boileau 1:12.93, 9-Marian Schueller 1:20.01, 10-Molly Aga 1:20.29, 11-Marissa Bjerkness 1:21.62, 13-Madison Olson 1:50.65
Next meet: Brainerd in Wild Mountain Invite at Taylors Falls 9 a.m. Friday.
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