Nevis’ Jade Rypkema captured runner-up honors with a 5K time of 20:15 at the Wadena Deer Creek Johanna Olson Invitational at Wadena’s Whitetail Run Golf Course on Sept. 3.

Both Nevis and Park Rapids fielded incomplete teams in the girls race. Julia Harmon (17th in 23:50), Holly Johnson (24th in 24:47), Amelia Berg (32nd in 25:47) and Mikaela Nelson (42nd in 27:53) competed for Park Rapids while Lydia Bjorklund (41st in 27:51), Haylie Mowell (43rd in 28:13) and Amber Gabriel (48th in 31:01) joined Rypkema for the Tigers.

Mikaela Nelson was the No. 4 runner for the Park Rapids girls cross-country team at the Wadena-Deer Creek Johanna Olson Invitational on Sept. 3. Vance Carlson / Enterprise
Mikaela Nelson was the No. 4 runner for the Park Rapids girls cross-country team at the Wadena-Deer Creek Johanna Olson Invitational on Sept. 3. Vance Carlson / Enterprise

W-DC’s Kira Sweeney led the 50-runner field in 19:49 while Little Falls claimed the team title with 31 points as 11 teams competed.

Nevis finished third in the boys meet with 83 points with Jack McNamee (fifth in 18:09), Michael Gunn (11th in 18:40), Evan Pohl (15th in 19:04), George Bjorklund (17th in 19:12) and Reese Mowell (40th in 21:01) leading the way.

Park Rapids was sixth in the 14-team field with 157 points. Skylar Hagen finished 19th in 19:21 while Sam Warne (28th in 20:11), Kaleb Stearns (36th in 20:43), Owen Wagner (37th in 20:55) and Hunter Brandt (42nd in 21:15) completing the Panthers’ team score.

Bereket Loer led the 83-runner field with a winning 5K time of 17:40 in leading Wadena-Deer Creek to the team title with 35 points.

Boys team scores: Wadena-Deer Creek 35, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 65, Nevis 83, Parkers Prairie 148, Brandon-Evansville 152, Park Rapids 157, Ottertail Central 176, Wheaton 208, Pine River-Backus 230, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 255, Pillager 256, Bertha-Hewitt 268, New York Mills 345, Little Falls incomplete.
Individual results
1, Bereket Loer, WDC, 17:40. 2, Jackson Grant, LF, 17:53. 3, Nathaniel Bervig, WDC, 18:08. 4, Chandler Grey, DGF, 18:08. 5, Jack McNamee, Nevis, 18:09. 11, Michael Gunn, Nevis, 18:40. 15, Evan Pohl, Nevis, 19:04. 17, George Bjorklund, Nevis, 19:12. 19, Skylar Hagen, PR, 19:21. 28, Sam Warne, PR, 20:11. 36, Kaleb Stearns, PR, 20:43. 37, Owen Wagner, PR, 20:55. 40, Reese Mowell, Nevis, 21:01. 42, Hunter Brandt, PR, 21:15. 43, Marcus Benson, PR, 21:16. 48, Tyler Gunn, Nevis, 21:35. 52, Jack Johnson, Nevis, 21:48. JV: Blaine Hensel, PR, 21:42; Blake Morris, PR, 22:20; Pierce DeBlieck, PR, 24:09; Caleb Arola, PR, 26:25.
Girls team scores: Little Falls 31, Wadena-Deer Creek 43, Ottertail Central 81, Pillager 100, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 106. Incomplete teams: Park Rapids, Nevis, Brandon-Evansville, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, New York Mills, Wheaton.
Individual results
1, Kira Sweeney, WDC, 19:49. 2, Jade Rypkema, Nevis, 20;15. 3, Caroline Kuehne, LPGE, 21:25. 4, Courtney Loeffler, LF, 21:47. 5, Abby Borash, LF, 22:07. 17, Julia Harmon, PR, 23:50. 24, Holly Johnson, PR, 24:47. 32, Ameila Berg, PR, 25:47. 41, Lydia Bjorklund, Nevis, 27:51. 42, Mikaela Nelson, PR, 27:53. 43, Haylie Mowell, Nevis, 28;13. 48, Amber Gabriel, Nevis, 31:01.