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Park Rapids head coach Kerry Johnson (right) cheered on Brad Eischens during Friday’s Section 8A cross-country meet at Bagley. Eischens rounded out the Panthers’ fourth-place team score by placing 39th overall with a time of 19:13.

Overmyer earns third consecutive trip to state with runner-up showing

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     Two things were pretty much guaranteed at Friday’s Section 8A boys cross-country meet at Bagley.

     It was expected that Perham would back up the No. 1 ranking among state Class A schools by easily winning the section title for the eighth year in a row. It was also expected that Park Rapids’ Isaac Overmyer would prevent Perham from tallying a perfect score and earn a state berth.


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