Area Cross-Country: Flyers open with wins

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LITTLE FALLS — Jackson Grant and Courtney Loeffler turned in the fastest times for the Little Falls Flyers who ran past the Pierz Pioneers boys and girls in the season opener for both teams Thursday, Aug. 27.

Grant clocked a 19:36 to lead the boys and Loeffler finished in 22:40 to pace the girls.

Wyatt Baum, Connor Grant and Clive Ingemansen finished in the top five for the Flyer boys. Abby Borash and Grace Leclair joined Loeffler in the top five girls.

Top finishers for Pierz were Ethan Kowalzcyk, fourth with a 20:07, and Katie Leidenfrost, second with a 23:02.


Boys results
Team scores: 1-Little Falls 17, Pierz 46
Individual winner: Jackson Grant (LF) 19:36
Little Falls results: 2-Wyatt Baum 19:45, 3-Connor Grant 20:02, 5-Clive Ingemansen 20:40, 6-Benjamin Knopik 20:59, 7-Mason Petrowitz 21:12, 8-Isaac Larsen 22:08
Pierz results: 4-Ethan Kowalzcyk 20:07, 9-Gunther Dodge 22:41, 10-Hayden Dodge 24:14, 11-Landon Schomer 24:34, 12-Nathan Tax 24:37, 13-Connor Kruse 28:03, 14-Tyler Foss 29:47

Girls results
Team scores: 1-Little Falls 23, Pierz 36
Individual winner: Courtney Loeffler (LF) 22:40
Little Falls results: 3-Abby Borash 23:11, 4-Grace Leclair 23:32, 7-Aliza Kresha 25:10, 8-Dani Schirmers 25:26, 9-Dayna Becker 25:58, 10-Beth Ahlin 26:06
Pierz results: 2-Katie Leidenfrost 23:02, 5-Chloe Lochner 24:08, 6-Carissa Andres 25:09, 11-Eden Andres 26:46, 12-Emma Kowalzcyk 27:16, 13-Ellie Lochner 27:35, 14-Alyssa Gall 28:45
Next: Little Falls hosts Invite at Little Falls Golf Course 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3; Pierz at Foley Invite 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3.

W-DC’s Sweeney wins

MENAHGA — Wadena-Deer Creek’s Kira Sweeney led the field with a 20:31.14 and paced the Wolverines to a first-place finish at the UNC Triangular Thursday, Aug. 27.

Bjorn Brunsberg and Lane Hoefs finished third and fourth for the WDC boys who didn’t field a complete team.


Boys results
Team scores: 1-Ottertail Central 15, inc-Wadena-Deer Creek, United North Central
Individual winner: Isaac Scherfenber (OTC) 19:26.55
Wadena-Deer Creek results: 3-Bjorn Brunsberg 20:14.31, 4-Lane Hoefs 20:15.84, 11-Phillip Ross 21:51.00, 14-Eric Malone 23:51.27

Girls results
Team scores: 1-Wadena-Deer Creek 33, 2-United North Central 40, 3-Ottertail Central 48
Individual winner: Kira Sweeney (WDC) 20:31.14
Wadena-Deer Creek results: 4-Johanna Brunsberg 23:04.46, 7-Amber Collins 23:31.31, 10-Emma Ries 24:04.15, 11-Emma Mehl 24:19.75, 15-Macey Goeden 25:30.28, 20-Hailey Peterson 27:46.37
Next: Wadena-Deer Creek hosts triangular at Whitetail Run golf Course 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3.
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