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Panthers finish second at Wadena

Jake Waggoner led a group of runners down the stretch in helping the Park Rapids boys cross-country team run to runner-up honors at Tuesday's Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational.1 / 2
Nathanael Rairdon was the Panthers' No. 6 runner at Tuesday's Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational.2 / 2

Led by Isaac Overmyer's runner-up finish, the Park Rapids boys cross-country team earned runner-up honors at Tuesday's Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational.

Overmyer covered the 5,000-meter course at Whitetail Run Golf Course in 17 minutes. Zach Jewison was 15th overall in 18:53, Jake Waggoner finished 17th in 18:59, Bailey Mueller was 25th in 19:44 and Tanner Otterness finished 27th in 19:51 as the Panthers tallied 84 points.

Perham, the runner-up at last year's state Class A meet, won the team title with 19 points. Keeghan Hurley led the way with a winning time of 16:49. The Yellowjackets, who are rated No. 1 in this week's state Class A poll, had seven runners in the top nine spots.

United North Central finished eighth in this 11-team meet with 234 points. Leading the Warriors were Ryan Johnson (45th in 21:13), Joseph Keranen (51st in 22:36), Donald Wurdock (52nd in 22:48), Cameron Ziegler (56th in 24:03) and Calvin Taylor (60th in 25:23).

Boys team scores: Perham 19, Park Rapids 84, Little Falls 88, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 91, Staples-Motley 135, Ottertail Central 159, Bagley/Fosston 173, United North Central 234. Incomplete teams: Pillager, Wadena-Deer Creek, Wheaton.

Individual results

1, Keeghan Hurley, P, 16.49. 2, Isaac Overmyer, PR, 17:00. 3, Brady Speicher, P, 17.01. 4, Billy Beseman, P, 17:13. 5, Nick Carignan, P, 17:28. 15, Zach Jewison, PR, 18:53. 17, Jake Waggoner, PR, 18:59. 25, Bailey Mueller, PR, 19:44. 27, Tanner Otterness, PR, 19:51. 36, Nathanael Rairdon, PR, 20:32. 38, Tyler Breitweser, PR, 20:36. 42, Brad Eischens, PR, 20:46. 45, Ryan Johnson, UNC, 21:13. 51, Joseph Keranen, 22:36. 52, Donald Wurdock, UNC, 22:48. 56, Cameron Ziegler, UNC, 24:03. 60, Calvin Taylor, UNC, 25:23. 61, Craig Isaacson, UNC, 25:34.

Boys JV team scores: Perham 15, Little Falls 71, Park Rapids 75, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 82.

Individual results

1, Mark Huebsch, P, 18:36. 11, Austin Carlson 20:51. 15, Tanner Eischens 21:18. 17, Aaron Hamblin 21:25. 18, Jacob Hays 21:35. 23, Adam Mackley 22:10. 27, Cody Brumbaugh 23:00. 32, Matthew Konshok 23:47. 33, Jared Kantonen, 25:53. 37, Jacob Bridgman 25:12.

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