Having four runners finish in the top 10 spots led the Park Rapids boys cross country team to the Mid-State Conference title at Detroit Lakes on Thursday, Oct. 14.

Noah Huot finished third with a 5K time of 17:28, Eli Bervig was fifth in 17:43, Darryl Etter placed ninth in 18:03 and Ephraim Bervig followed in 10th in 18:06. Logan Maanum finished 12th in 18:10 as the Panthers compiled 39 points to edge out Staples-Motley’s 42 points in this six-team meet. Blaine Hensel was 14th in 18:21 and Thomas Lopez placed 21st in 19:31 to round out Park Rapids’ varsity squad.

Issiah Tabbatt of Staples-Motley led the 38-runner field with a winning time of 16:54 while Eli Hall of Pequot Lakes was second in 16:58. Jesse Clausen of Pequot Lakes finished fourth in 17:38 to round out the top 5.

Park Rapids entered the meet rated No. 12 while Staples-Motley was rated No. 13 in the latest state Class A poll.

In the girls meet, Park Rapids finished third with 79 points to trail Staples-Motley’s 34 points and Detroit Lakes’ 73 points in the six-team field. Staples-Motley entered this meet rated No. 4 in the state Class A poll.

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Leading the Panthers were Morgan Koppelman (11th in 21:27), Julia Harmon (13th in 21:40), Natalia Lopez (16th in 22:07), Aleka London (17th in 22:13) and Holly Johnson (22nd in 22:47). Embry Deshayes (28th in 23:10) and Amelia Gravdahl (29th in 23:17) completed Park Rapids’ varsity squad.

Pequot Lakes’ Calia Chaney led the 42-runner field with a winning time of 18:55. Caroline Kuehne of Long Prairie-Grey Eagle was second in 19:12 with the Staples-Motley trio of Kyanna Burton (19:34), Aften Robinson (19:45) and Audrey Brownell (20:00) following. Chaney was rated No. 9, Burton was rated No. 10 and Robinson was rated No. 13 in the state poll.

Boys team scores: Park Rapids 39, Staples-Motley 42, Pequot Lakes 45, Detroit Lakes 114, Crosby-Ironton 148, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 164.
Individual results
1, Isaiah Tabbatt, SM, 16:54. 2, Eli Hall, PL, 16:58. 3, Noah Huot, PR, 17:28. 4, Jesse Clausen, PL, 17:38. 5, Eli Bervig, PR, 17:43. 6, Luke Brownell, SM, 17:43. 7, Dawsin Ackerman, PL, 17:54. 8, Lyle Brownell, SM, 17:56. 9, Darryl Etter, PR, 18:03. 10, Ephraim Bervig, PR, 18:06. 11, Logan Robben, SM, 18:08. 12, Logan Maanum, PR, 18:10. 13, Charlie Schiessl, PL, 18:13. 14, Cole Weber, DL, 1:21. 15, Blaine Hensel, PR, 18:21. 21, Thomas Lopez, PR, 19:31: JV: Damien Dejarlais, PR, 20:26; Pierce DeBlieck, PR, 20:53; Cameron Runyan, PR, 21:27; Jarrett Galzki, PR, 21:38; Jayson Ward, PR, 21:43; Castle London, PR, 22:02; Aidan Yliniemi Hensel, PR, 23:03; Leo Kaufenberg, PR, 23:06; Nolan Eckmann, PR, 23:07; Sean Ward, PR, 24:57.
Girls team scores: Staples-Motley 34, Detroit Lakes 73, Park Rapids 79, Pequot Lakes 91, Crosby-Ironton 115, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 121.
Individual results
1, Calia Chaney, PL, 18:55. 2, Caroline Kuehne, LPGE, 19:12. 3, Kyanna Burton, SM, 19:34. 4, Aften Robinson, SM, 19:45. 5, Audrey Brownell, SM, 20:00. 6, Isla Pender, DL, 20:43. 7, Rian Zutter, PL, 20:50. 8, Julia Steffl, DL, 20:50. 9, Sadie Johnson, DL, 20:58. 10, Bella Hines, SM, 21:16. 11, Morgan Koppelman, PR, 21:27. 12, Naila Mikhaeil, SM, 21:30. 13, Julia Harmon, PR, 21:40. 14, Anna Westin, CI, 21:41. 15, Ashley Robben, SM, 22:01. 16, Natalia Lopez, PR, 22:07. 17, Aleka London, PR, 22:13. 22, Holly Johnson, PR, 22:47. 28, Embry Deshayes, PR, 23:10. 29, Amelia Gravdahl, PR, 23:17. JV: Sarah Hartung, PR, 23:53; Grace Etter, PR, 25:17; Lyvia Livermore, PR, 26:53.