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Panthers impressive in opener at Staples

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  Both Park Rapids cross-country teams had impressive showings in the season-opening Staples-Motley Invitational at Motley’s Pine Ridge Golf Club Monday.

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     The Panthers tied Detroit Lakes for first place in the six-team girls meet with 43 points while the Park Rapids boys earned runner-up honors with 58 points. Detroit Lakes took first in the seven-team boys meet with 53 points.

     Megan Olson finished third overall by covering the 4,000-meter girls course in 17 minutes, 17 seconds. Ellery Overmyer was eighth in 17:54 and Lydia Kantonen took ninth in 17:55 in their first cross-country meet. Tayah Otterness (11th in 18:38) and Abby Mueller (12th in 18:50) rounded out the Panthers’ team score. Also running for the Panthers were Madison Steffel (13th in 18:51), Nicole Eischens (24th in 21:46) and Megan Jewison (35th in 25:09). Detroit Lakes’ Megan Ostlie led the way with a winning time of 16:49.

     Isaac Overmyer led the 5,000-meter boys field with a winning time of 17:44. Zach Jewison was sixth in 20:11, Bailey Mueller finished eighth in 20:21, Jared Kantonen was 21st in 22:23 and Tyler Breitweser finished 22nd in 22:33 to round out Park Rapids’ team score. The other Panthers were Austin Carlson (29th in 23:15), Marcus Hoyer (30th in 23:20), Brad Eischens (34th in 23:32), Cody Brumbaugh (35th in 23:33) and Alex Boyd (46th in 25:38).

     Kendra Coborn took second in the girls JV meet with a time of 18:48 while Nathanael Rairdon was 14th in the boys JV meet with a time of 24:00.

Girls team scores: Park Rapids 43, Detroit Lakes 43, Pequot Lakes 61, Staples-Motley 76. Incomplete teams: Bagley/Fosston, Ottertail Central.

Individual results

1, Megan Ostlie, DL, 16:49. 2, Jackie Brine-Doyle, PL, 17:05. 3, Megan Olson, PR, 17:17. 4, Mckenzie Ostlie, DL, 17:23. 5, Marissa Carlson, BF, 17:29.

Park Rapids results

3, Megan Olson 17:17. 8, Ellery Overmyer 17:54. 9, Lydia Kantonen 17:55. 11, Tayah Otterness 18:38. 12, Abby Mueller 18:50. 13, Madison Steffel 18:51. 24, Nicole Eischens 21:46. 35, Megan Jewison 25:09.

Boys team scores: Detroit Lakes 53, Park Rapids 58, Ottertail Central 64, Pequot Lakes 83, Staples-Motley 128, Pine River-Backus 147, Bagley/Fosston 189.

Individual results

1, Isaac Overmyer, PR, 17:44. 2, Matthew Lundstrom, DL, 18:20. 3, Zach Foltz, DL, 18:21. 4, Stephen Plopper, SM, 19:45. 5, Ryan Trout, SM, 19:51.

Park Rapids results

1, Isaac Overmyer 17:44. 6, Zach Jewison 20:11. 8, Bailey Mueller 20:21. 21, Jared Kantonen 22:23. 22, Tyler Breitweser 22:33. 29, Austin Carlson 23:15. 30, Marcus Hoyer 23:20. 34, Brad Eischens 23:32. 35, Cody Brumbaugh 23:33. 46, Alex Boyd 25:38.

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