Anjalie Aho finished first in leading the United North Central girls cross country team to runner-up honors at the Park Region Conference meet at Wadena’s Whitetail Run Golf Course on Tuesday, Oct. 19.

Aho covered the 5K course in 20:43 while Elsa Komppa (12th in 23:13), Joanna Lehto (14th in 23:27), Miley Westberg (16thin 23:41) and Kaylee Westberg (19th in 23:45) gave UNC 58 points. Mattea Smith (25th in 24:50) and Brianna George (28th in 25:05) also ran varsity for the Warriors. Wadena-Deer Creek topped the 10-team field with 36 points.

In the boys meet, UNC fielded an incomplete team with Riley Livingston (19th in 19:45), Wesley Hodge (54th in 23:30) and Henry Hultberg (66th in 26:00) competing. Brady Rach led the field with a winning 5K time of 17:35 in leading Bertha-Hewitt to the team title with 37 points.

Girls team scores: Wadena-Deer Creek 36, United North Central 58, Ottertail Central 73, Pillager 97, New York Mills 103, Pine River-Backus 158. Incomplete teams: Bertha-Hewitt, Brandon-Evansville, Parkers Prairie, Verndale.
Individual results
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1, Anjalie Aho, UNC, 20:43. 2, Amber Collins, WDC, 21:09. 3, Kendra Miller, BH, 21:17. 4, Jada Goesen, NYM, 21:27. 5, Emma Reeder, P, 21:38. 12, Elsa Komppa, UNC, 23:13. 14, Joanna Lehto, UNC, 23:27. 16, Miley Westberg, UNC, 23:41. 19, Kaylee Westberg, UNC, 23:45. 25, Mattea Smith, UNC, 24:50. 28, Brianna George, UNC, 25:05. 30, Kaarin Lehto, UNC, 25:12. 34, Emma Isaacson, UNC, 25:48. 38, Hope Shepersky, UNC, 26:06.
Boys team scores: Bertha-Hewitt 37, Ottertail Central 69, Brandon-Evansville 83, Wadena-Deer Creek 100, Parkers Prairie 135, Pine River-Backus 140, New York Mills 159, Pillager 207. Incomplete teams: United North Central, Verndale.
Individual results
1, Brady Rach, BH, 17:35. 2, James Suchy, PP, 17:56. 3, Lane Hoefs, WDC, 18:05. 4, Bjorn Brunsberg, WDC, 18:06. 5, Logan Froemming, BE, 18:41. 19, Riley Livingston, UNC, 19:45. 54, Wesley Hodge, UNC, 23:30. 66, Henry Hultberg, UNC, 26:00.