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Olson, Kantonen lead Panthers at Fergus Falls

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Olson, Kantonen lead Panthers at Fergus Falls
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     A pair of top-10 showings by Megan Olson and Lydia Kantonen led the Park Rapids girls cross-country team to third place at Thursday’s Fergus Falls John Hermes Invitational.

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     Olson finished eighth overall in 16:26 while Kantonen was ninth in 16:28 as the Panthers compiled 94 points in this 15-team meet. Ellery Overmyer (24th in 17:21), Kendra Coborn (27th in 17:26) and Madison Steffel (31st in 17:35) rounded out the Panthers’ team score. Abby Mueller (45th in 18:15) and Maya Johnson (69th in 19:54) completed Park Rapids’ varsity team.

     Sartell-St. Stephen won the team title 28 points while Alexandria was second with 53 points. Megan Hasz led the field by covering the 4,000-meter course in 14:23.

     In the boys meet, the Panthers finished 11th out of 14 teams with 257 points. Zach Jewison led the Panthers by placing 31st overall in 19:03 while Bailey Mueller (46th in 19:39), Tyler Breitweser (52nd in 19:54), Brad Eischens (61st in 20:25), Jared Kantonen (67th in 20:46), Matthew Konshok (72nd in 20:58) and Nathanael Rairdon (76th in 21:10) followed.

     Connor Danielson of Fergus Falls took first with a time of 16:46 over the 5,000-meter course while Alexandria claimed the team title with 41 points.

     Running junior varsity for the Panthers were Whitney Steffel (25th in 19:51), Nicole Eischens (38th in 20:55) and Megan Jewison (76th in 26:31) for the girls and Austin Jerger (38th in 20:58), Will Pickar (52nd in 21:39), Alex Boyd (58th in 21:50), Marcus Hoyer (98th in 23:37), Cody Brumbaugh (101st in 24:13) and Zach Nelson (117th in 25:08) for the boys.

Girls team scores: Sartell-St. Stephen 28, Alexandria 53, Park Rapids 94, Detroit Lakes 124, West Central Area 124, Little Falls 150, Jamestown (ND) 176, Fergus Falls 196, Frazee 224, Breckenridge 254. Incomplete teams: Pelican Rapids, Wahpeton (ND), Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Ottertail Central, Trek North.

Individual results

1, Megan Hasz, Alexandria, 14:23. 2, Bethany Hasz, Alexandria, 14:24. 3, Shelby Hall, Sartell, 16:00. 4, Mackenzie Dockendorf, Sartell, 16:09. 5, Allie Juntunen, Sartell, 16:12.

Park Rapids results

8, Megan Olson 16:26. 9, Lydia Kantonen 16:28. 24, Ellery Overmyer 17:21. 27, Kendra Coborn 17:26. 31, Madison Steffel 17:35. 45, Abby Mueller 18:15. 69, Maya Johnson 19:54.

Boys team totals: Alexandria 41, Little Falls 86, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 116, Sartell-St. Stephen 127, Ottertail Central 146, Jamestown (ND) 168, Pelican Rapids 191, Detroit Lakes 196, Frazee 235, Fergus Falls 245, Park Rapids 257, Wahpeton (ND) 269. Incomplete teams: Breckenridge, Trek North.

Individual results

1, Connor Danielson, Fergus Falls, 16:46. 2, Blake Anderson, Sartell, 16:57. 3, Derek Warner, Long Prairie, 17:08. 4, Sebastian Sowada, Little Falls, 17:09. 5, Aaron Runge, Alexandria, 17:16.

Park Rapids results

31, Zach Jewison 19:03. 46, Bailey Mueller 19:39. 52, Tyler Breitweser 19:54. 61, Brad Eischens 20:25. 67, Jared Kantonen 20:46. 72, Matthew Konshok 20:58. 76, Nathanael Rairdon 21:10.

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