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Leading the Park Rapids boys cross-country team to a runner-up finish at the Section 8A meet and a trip to the state Class A meet were (front from left) Isaac Overmyer, Austin Carlson, Brad Eischens, Nathanael Rairdon; (back) Tanner Otterness, Tanner Eischens, Bailey Mueller, Zach Jewison, Jake Waggoner, head coach Kerry Johnson.

Panthers fulfill mission with state bid

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Isaac Overmyer and the rest of the Park Rapids boys cross-country team knew what to expect while Tayah Otterness wasn't sure what to expect at last Friday's Section 8A meet at Bagley.


Despite the different mindsets, the end results were the same as Overmyer, Otterness and the boys team earned trips to the state Class A meet.

Led by Overmyer's fourth-place finish, the Panthers finished second as a team to qualify for the state meet for the first time since 1997.

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