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Moorhead runs away with titles at Perham

Moorhead ran away with the boys and girls titles at Thursday's Perham Invitational cross-country meet at Arvig Park.

In the girls meet, Moorhead had seven runners in the top-15 spots and finished with 36 points. The Spuds had six runners in the top-13 spots in winning the boys title with 20 points.

Park Rapids finished third in the girls race with 97 points. Lydia Lutz led the way by covering the 4,000-meter course in 15 minutes, 29 seconds to finish third overall. Shelby Pierce was 15th in 16:17, Summer Ellefson finished 19th in 16:33, Megan Olson was 32nd in 17:16 and Lora Remus finished 38th in 17:41 to account for the Panthers' team score. Kaylee Hilmanowski finished 58th in 18:16 and Abby Mueller was 65th in 18:38 to round out Park Rapids' varsity.

Haylie Zenner led the field with a winning time of 15:13 in leading Fergus Falls to runner-up honors with 83 points in this 15-team meet.

In the boys meet, the Panthers finished eighth out of 18 teams with 206 points. Leading the Panthers were Isaac Overmyer (23rd in 17:49), Jake Waggoner (43rd in 18:47), Bailey Muller (44th in 18:48), Tanner Otterness (47th in 19:13), Ryan McBrady (56th in 19:53), Brad Eischens (60th in 19:58) and Jacob Hays (68th in 20:22).

Moorhead's Glen Ellingson led the pack with a winning time of 16:10 over the 5,000-meter course.

United North Central finished eighth in the girls meet with 198 points. Leading the Warriors were Joy Haataja (34th in 17:27), Jill Isaacson (39th in 17:42), Anna Olson (46th in 17:55), Madlin Lausten (50th in 18:02) and Andrea Korvela (51st in 18:03).

The Warriors had only three runners in the boys meet. Competing for UNC were Ryan Johnson (49th in 19:19), Luke Graham (57th in 19:54) and Jeff Johnson (72nd in 20:36).

Competing for Park Rapids in the junior varsity races were Austin Carlson (39th in 20:49), Nate Carlson (41st in 20:57), Adam Mackley (53rd in 21:45), Nathaniel Rairdon (61st in 22:10), Matthew Konshok (66th in 22:28), Cody Brumbaugh (74th in 23:41), Ben Kading (80th in 24:29) and Nick Schulz (82nd in 24:52) for the boys and Maya Johnson (22nd in 19:06) and Morgan Olson (23rd in 19:13) for the girls. Jacob Bridgman (41st in 13:24) and Cole Coborn (48th in 13:36) ran for Park Rapids in the boys 3,200-meter junior high race.

Girls team scores: Moorhead 36, Fergus Falls 83, Park Rapids 97, Perham 112, Detroit Lakes 126, Pelican Rapids 184, Roseau 191, United North Central 198, West Central Area 215, Trek North 248, Lake Park-Audubon 271. Incomplete teams: Bagley/Fosston, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, Frazee, Ottertail Central.

Individual results

1, Haylie Zenner, FF, 15:13. 2, Taylor Janssen, M, 15:23. 3, Lydia Lutz, PR, 15:29. 4, Emily Bakken, Pelican, 15:36. 5, Madeline Huglen, R, 15:38. 15, Shelby Pierce, PR, 16:17. 19, Summer Ellefson, PR, 16:33. 32, Megan Olson, PR, 17:16. 34, Joy Haataja, UNC, 17:27. 38, Lora Remus, PR, 17:41. 39, Jill Isaacson, UNC, 17:42. 46, Anna Olson, UNC, 17:55. 59, Madlin Lausten, UNC, 18:02. 51, Andrea Korvela, UNC, 18:03. 55, Emily Keranen, UNC, 18:11. 56, Kayla Hodgden, UNC, 18:12. 58, Kaylee Hilmanowski, PR, 18:16. 65, Abby Mueller, PR, 18:38.

Boys team scores: Moorhead 20, Perham 47, Detroit Lakes 97, Ottertail Central 131, Fergus Falls 154, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 184, Park Rapids 206, Bagley/Fosston 256, Roseau 264, West Central Area 283, Lake Park-Audubon 344. Incomplete teams: Frazee, Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal, Trek North, United North Central, Wadena-Deer Creek, Wheaton.

Individual results

1, Glen Ellingson, M, 16:10. 2, Ezra Olson, M, 16:44. 3, Matthew Lillehaugen, M, 16:52. 4, Brady Speicher, P, 17:05. 5, Billy Beseman, P, 17:11. 23, Isaac Overmyer, PR, 17:49. 43, Jake Waggoner, PR, 18:47. 44, Bailey Mueller, PR, 18:48. 47, Tanner Otterness, PR, 19:13. 49, Ryan Johnson, UNC, 19:19. 56, Ryan McBrady, PR, 19:53. 57, Luke Graham, UNC, 19:54. 60, Brad Eischens, PR, 19:58. 68, Jacob Hays, PR, 20:22. 72, Jeff Johnson, UNC, 20:36.