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UNC girls finish second at conference meet

UNC boys place fifth at Park Region Conference cross-country meet at Blueberry Pines

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A runner-up finish by Anjelie Aho (587) led the United North Central girls cross-country team to a runner-up finish at the Park Region Conference meet. Vance Carlson / Enterprise

United North Central had all seven runners finish in the top 15, but only five of those counted in the team standings as Wadena-Deer Creek captured the Park Region Conference girls cross-country title at Blueberry Pines on Tuesday, Oct. 15

Wadena-Deer Creek, led by Kira Sweeney’s winning 5K time of 18:54, won the team title with 35 points. Ally Pavek (fifth in 21:16), Amber Collins (sixth in 21:26) and Johanna Brunsberg (11th in 21:53) also placed in the top 15 for the Wolverines. UNC just missed claiming the title with 36 points in this nine-team conference meet.

Anjalie Aho’s runner-up time of 20:14 led the Warriors, who also had Kaarin Lehto (seventh in 21:36) and Gabby Hrdlicka (eighth in 21:48) earn all-conference honors. Running in a pack and receiving all-conference honorable mention honors for UNC were Kate Hendrickson (12th in 22:00), Hope Shepersky (13th in 22:14), Devon Haverinen (14th in 22:20) and Molly Hendrickson (15th in 22:21).

The top-10 finishers received all-conference honors while runners 11-15 earned all-conference honorable mention honors.

In the boys race, Bereket Loer’s winning 5K time of 17:00 led Wadena-Deer Creek to the team title with 33 points. Ottertail Central was a distant second with 63 points while UNC finished fifth with 144 points.

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Andreas Aho earned all-conference honors by placing sixth overall in 18:02 to lead UNC. Rounding out the Warriors’ team score were Christian Johnson (19th in 19:06), Samuel Jackola (46th in 21:05), Charlie Hodge (47th in 21:07) and Dawson Bullock (49th in 21:12).

Girls team scores: Wadena-Deer Creek 35, United North Central 36, Ottertail Central 75, Pillager 90. Incomplete teams: Brandon-Evansville, New York Mills, Parkers Prairie, Pine River-Backus.
Individual results
1, Kira Sweeney, WDC, 18:54. 2, Anjalie Aho, UNC, 20:14. 3, Katie George, OTC, 20:49. 4, Jada Goeson, NYM, 21:11. 5, Ally Pavek, WDC, 21:16. 6, Amber Collins, WDC, 21:26. 7, Kaarin Lehto, UNC, 21:36. 8, Gabby Hrdlicka, UNC, 21:48. 9, Emily Don, PP, 21:49. 10, Laney Frost, OTC, 21:52. 11, Johanna Brunsberg, WDC, 21:53. 12, Kate Hendrickson, UNC, 22:00. 13, Hope Shepersky, UNC, 22:14. 14, Devon Haverinen, UNC, 22:20. 15, Molly Hendrickson, UNC, 22:21. 20, Mattea Smith, UNC, 23:17. 24, Erica Johnson, UNC, 23:57. 32, Lora Isaacson, UNC, 25:04. 43, Rachael Smith, UNC, 26;45. 46, Joie Koll, UNC, 27:15. 47, Madison Bullick, UNC, 27:22. 48, Emma Isaacson, UNC, 27:35. 57, Sara Narissara, UNC, 28:55.
Boys team scores: Wadena-Deer Creek 33, Ottertail Central 63, Parkers Prairie 86, Brandon-Evansville 106, United North Central 144, Pine River-Backus 154, Pillager 167, Bertha-Hewitt 167, New York Mills 259.
Individual results
1, Bereket Loer, WDC, 17:00. 2, Johnathan Suchy, PP, 17:21. 3, Nathaniel Bervig, WDC, 17:42. 4, Cody Dolezal, OTC, 17:55. 5, Lucas Hinojos, WDC, 18:02. 6, Andreas Aho, UNC, 18:02. 7, Isaac Scherfenber, OTC, 18:02. 8, Grayson Beard, P, 18:03. 9, Thomas Himmelspach, OTC, 18:08. 10, James Suchy, PP, 18:10. 11, Phillip Ross, WDC, 18:16. 12, Jacob Schnoor, PRB, 18:24. 13, Eli Bervig, WDC, 18:35. 14, Wes Siira, BE, 18:50. 15, Lane Hoefs, WDC, 18:54. 19, Christian Johnson, UNC, 19:06. 46, Samuel Jackola, UNC, 21:05. 47, Charlie Hodge, UNC, 21:07. 49, Dawson Bullock, UNC, 21:12. 57, Isaac Kyllonen, UNC, 21:58. 71, Wesley Hodge, UNC, 23:54. 77, Rashad Lincoln, UNC, 25:00.
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