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Park Rapids girls finish third at Wadena

Lora Remus was the Panthers' No. 2 runner at Tuesday's Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational.1 / 2
Kaylee Hilmanowski was the Panthers' No. 5 runner nd rounded out the team score for the Park Rapids girls cross-country team at Tuesday's Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational.2 / 2

Tayah Otterness led the way for the Park Rapids girls cross-country team at Tuesday's Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational at Whitetail Run Golf Course.

Otterness covered the 4,000-meter course in 16 minutes, 58 seconds to finish eighth overall and lead the Panthers to third place with 105 points. Lora Remus finished 17th in 17:44, Megan Olson was 19th in 18:03, Madison Steffel finished 27th in 18:52 and Kaylee Hilmanowski was 34th in 19:25 to complete the team score.

Mattia Hendrickson led the field with a winning time of 16:13 in leading Little Falls to the team title with 33 points. Perham, which is rated No. 9 in this week's state Class A poll, was second in this 12-team meet with 47 points.

United North Central finished fifth with 131 points behind Emily Keranen (14th in 17:39), Madi Lausten (22nd in 18:11), Jill Isaacson (30th in 19:02), Andrea Korvela (32nd in 19:12) and Sarah Kuismi (33rd in 19:12).

Nevis fielded an incomplete team. Running for the Tigers were Taylor Drury (41st in 20:30), Karly Drury (48th in 23:11) and Mattie Hjelseth (50th in 25:40).

Girls team scores: Little Falls 33, Perham 47, Park Rapids 105, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 129, United North Central 131, Pillager 152. Incomplete teams: Bagley/Fosston, Staples-Motley, Ottertail Central, Wheaton, Nevis, Wadena-Deer Creek.

Individual results

1, Mattia Hendrickson, LF, 16:13. 2, Brynnan Covington, P, 16:34. 3, Chelsea Rutz, LF, 16:39. 4, Laura Moe, LF, 16:44. 5, Heidi Moe, LF, 16:46. 8, Tayah Otterness, PR, 16:58. 14, Emily Keranen, UNC, 17:39. 17, Lora Remus, PR, 17:44. 19, Megan Olson, PR, 18:03. 22, Madi Lausten, UNC, 18:11. 27, Madison Steffel, PR, 18:52. 30, Jill Isaacson, UNC, 19:02. 32, Andrea Korvela, UNC, 19:12. 33, Sarah Kuismi, UNC, 19:12. 34, Kaylee Hilmanowski, PR, 19:25. 35, Joy Haataja, UNC, 19:41. 36, Jen Stifter, UNC, 19:46. 40, Morgan Olson, PR, 20:14. 41, Taylor Drury, N, 20:30. 48, Karly Drury, N, 23:11. 50, Mattie Hjelseth, N, 25:40.

Girls JV team scores: Perham 15, Little Falls 56. Incomplete teams: Park Rapids, Wadena-Deer Creek, United North Central, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle.

Individual results

1, Emma Sweere, P, 18:17. 9, Shelby Pihlaja, UNC, 19:53. 22, Jordyn Bynum, PR, 25:30. 23, Rebecca Hays, PR, 25:45.

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