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Panthers run away with titles at Staples

     It was an impressive start to the season for the Park Rapids cross-country teams.

     Lydia Kantonen, Megan Olson, Ellery Overmyer and Kendra Coborn finished in the top seven spots in leading the Park Rapids girls to the team title while Isaac Overmyer topped the boys field at Monday’s Staples-Motley Invitational.

     Kantonen clocked a runner-up time of 16:42, Olson was fourth in 17:08, Overmyer finished fifth in 17:14 and Coborn was seventh in 17:47. Whitney Steffel rounded out Park Rapids’ team score by placing 17th in 18:57. The Panthers topped the eight-team field with 33 points. Detroit Lakes was second with 55 points. Bagley/Fosston’s Marissa Carlson covered the 4,000-meter course in a winning time of 16:06.

     In the boys meet, Isaac Overmyer led the way by covering the 5,000-meter course in 16:19. Tyler Breitweser (30th in 21:11), Adam Jacobi (32nd in 21:17), Alex Boyd (33rd in 21:23) and Jack Christenson (39th in 21:38) rounded out the Panthers’ team score. Park Rapids finished fifth with 122 points while Detroit Lakes captured the team title in this nine-team meet with 46 points.

Girls team scores: Park Rapids 33, Detroit Lakes 55, Osakis 110, Bagley/Fosston 111, Wadena-Deer Creek 113, Staples-Motley 116, Ottertail Central 126. Incomplete teams: Long Prairie-Grey Eagle.

Individual results

1, Marissa Carlson, BF, 16:06. 2, Lydia Kantonen, PR, 16:42. 3, Sarah Schumacher, DL, 16:55. 4, Megan Olson, PR, 17:08. 5, Ellery Overmyer, PR, 17:14. 7, Kendra Coborn, PR, 17:47. 17, W. Steffel, PR, 18:57. 22, Abby Mueller, PR, 19:11. 25, Tayah Otterness, PR, 19:30. 36, Nikki Eischens, PR, 20:55.

Boys team scores: Detroit Lakes 46, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 65, Ottertail Central 71, Wadena-Deer Creek 118, Park Rapids 122, Staples-Motley 146, Pine River-Backus 164, New York Mills 181. Incomplete teams: Osakis.

Individual results

1, Isaac Overmyer, PR, 16:19. 2, Matthew Lundstrom, DL, 16:37. 3, David Bachmeier, LPGE, 17:37. 4, Ben Himmelspoch, OTC, 17:51. 5, Aaron Johnson, DL, 17:55. 30, Tyler Breitweser, PR, 21:11. 32, Adam Jacobi, PR, 21:17. 33, Alex Boyd, PR, 21:23. 39, Jack Christenson, PR, 21:38. 46, Darien Simon, PR, 22:33. 55, Jacob Bridgman, PR, 24:18.

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