UNC’s Aho leads pack at Duluth Swain meet

Warriors place 6th in boys meet, 14th in girls meet

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United North Central's Andreas Aho (left), shown running at the Bagley Invitational, led the field in the Division C 5K race of the Duluth East Swain Invitational with a winning time of 19:26. Vance Carlson / Enterprise

Andreas Aho led the field and Christian Johnson placed third in leading the United North Central boys cross-country team to a sixth-place finish at the Duluth East Swain Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 5.

Aho covered the 5K course in 19:26 and Johnson followed in 20:47 to set the pace in the 146-runner field as the Warriors compiled 150 points in this 25-team Division C race at Enger Park Golf Course. Also competing for UNC were Dawson Bullock (52nd in 23:17), Charlie Hodge (56th in 23:37), Sam Jackola (63rd in 23:57), Wesley Hodge (85th in 25:01) and Rashad Lincoln (141st in 29:38).

Lake City captured the team title with 80 points. Minnehaha Academy (113), Wadena-Deer Creek (134), Cook County (135) and Moose Lake (137) also finished ahead of the Warriors.

The UNC girls competed in the Class 1A race and placed 14th out of 38 teams with 315 points.

Leading the Warriors were Anjalie Aho (15th in 22:15), Kaarin Lehto (60th in 23:53), Gabby Hrdlicka (78th in 24:32), Devon Haverinen (87th in 24:46) and Hope Shepersky (92nd in 24:51).


Ava Hill of Mesabi East led the 208-runner field with a winning 5K time of 20:17. Lake City won the team title with 118 points with Stewartville following with 174 points.

Division C boys team scores: Lake City 80, Minnehaha Academy 113, Wadena-Deer Creek 134, Cook County 135, Moose Lake 137, United North Central 150, Esko 153, Virginia 159, Proctor 176, Rockford 246, Blake 247, St. Paul Academy 319, Rush City 343, Norwood-Young America 376. Incomplete teams: Carlton, Cromwell, Duluth Marshall, East Central, Ely, Glencoe-Silver Lake, Hinckley-Finlayson, Math & Science Academy, Mountain Lake, Pine City, Trinity.
Individual results
1, Andreas Aho, UNC, 19:26. 2, Sam Harris, Minnehaha, 19:37. 3, Christian Johnson, UNC, 20:47. 4, Jason Young, W-DC, 20:50. 5, Codey Wolff, W-DC, 20:50. 52, Dawson Bullock, UNC, 23:17. 56, Charlie Hodge, UNC, 23:37. 63, Sam Jackola, UNC, 23:57. 85, Wesley Hodge, UNC, 25:01. 141, Rashad Lincoln, UNC, 29:38.
Class 1A girls team scores: Lake City 118, Stewartville 174, Cook County 226, Blake 228, Minnehaha Academy 255, St. Paul Academy 256, Glencoe-Silver Lake 272, Rockford 277, Pine City 290, East Grand Forks 295, Wadena-Deer Creek 300, Mountain Iron-Buhl 300, Mesabi East 312, United North Central 315, Moose Lake 346, Duluth Marshall 348, Ely 365, Virginia 420, Hinckley-Finlayson 428, Watertown-Mayer 447, Mora 489, Carlton 508, Math & Science Academy 535, Eveleth-Gilbert 626, Trinity 664, Esko 693, Norwood-Young America 709, Rush City 757, Mountain Lake 771, Pillager 880. Incomplete teams: Chetek, Chisholm, Cromwell, Crookston, East Central, Lakeview Christian, Plainview, Proctor.
Individual results
1, Ava Hill, Mesabi East, 20:17. 2, Kira Sweeney, W-DC, 20:44. 3, Greta Hansen, Math & Science, 20:59. 4, Jacey Majerus, Lake City, 21:02. 5, Keegan Mcaulife, Duluth Marshall, 21:09. 15, Anjelie Aho, UNC, 22:15. 60, Kaarin Lehto, UNC, 23:53. 78, Gabby Hrdlicka, UNC, 24:32. 87, Devon Haverinen, UNC, 24:46. 92, Hope Shepersky, UNC, 24:51.
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