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Aho leads Warriors to title at Pequot Lakes

Annika Aho led the pack as the United North Central girls cross-country team captured the team title at Thursday's Pequot Lakes Invitational at Crosslake.

Aho covered the 5K course with a winning time of 23:32 while Kaarin Lehto was third in 24:22 and Maria Isaacson finished fourth in 25:02. Anita Lehto (seventh in 25:25) and Lora Isaacson (11th in 27:07) rounded out UNC's winning team score of 26. Pequot Lakes was second in this four-team meet with 34 points.

The Warriors finished second in the boys meet with 60 points as Luke Brownell (10th in 22:02), Jack Pietila (11th in 22:05), Abram Josephson (12th in 22:08), Eddie Salmen (13th in 22:16) and Lyle Brownell (14th in 22:32) led the way. Sam Person led the field with a winning time of 19:55 over the 5K course as Pequot Lakes led the five-team meet with 27 points.

"I thought our runners went out there and rocked this course," said UNC co-head coach Nick Jasmer. "It was a rough, hilly course that challenged our runners and they conquered it. I'm very proud of both the girls and boys teams."

Girls team totals: United North Central 26, Pequot Lakes 34, Pine River-Backus 81, Pillager 87.

Individual results

1, Annika Aho, UNC, 23:32. 2, Kristin Skog, PL, 24:05. 3, Kaarin Lehto, UNC, 24:22. 4, Maria Isaacson, UNC, 25:02. 5, Ellie Flaws, PL, 25:12. 7, Anita Lehto, UNC, 25:25. 11, Lora Isaacson, UNC, 27:07. 16, Maddie Thene, UNC, 28:42. 18, Rachel Smith, UNC, 29:42.19, Maddie Bullock, UNC, 30:24. 23, Erin Olson, UNC, 32:32. 26, Lydia Isaacson, UNC, 33:07.

Boys team scores: Pequot Lakes 27, United North Central 60, Pine River-Backus 72, New York Mills 98, Pillager 109.

Individual results

1, Sam Person, PL, 19:55. 2, Russell Pierzinski, PL, 20:30. 3, Nick Ackerman, PRB, 21:19. 4, Brady Bauck, NYM, 21:34. 5, Luke Sechser, PRB, 21:35. 10, Luke Brownell, UNC, 22:02. 11, Jack Pietila, UNC, 22:05. 12, Abram Josephson, UNC, 22:08. 13, Eddie Salmen, UNC, 22:16. 14, Lyle Brownell, UNC, 22:32. 16, Joel Isaacson, UNC, 23:05. 18, Christian Johnson, UNC, 23:10. 26, Sam Jackola, UNC, 24:59. 33, Brian Keranen, UNC, 27:40.

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