ST. CLOUD -- Eighth-grader Bridget Collins finished with a 20:11.2 that placed her seventh individually and landed the Brainerd Warrior girls in third at the St. Cloud Tech Invite Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Boulder Ridge Golf Course.
The Brainerd boys were fourth and were led by sophomore Thomas Ruhl who clocked a 17:33.2 that placed him ninth.
“It was a very high-quality, smaller meet,” said Warrior head coach Dave Herath. “There were no weak teams so it was good competition for our kids. We had some really nice runs.
“It was a fairly fast course and we had a number of boys under 18 minutes. That was excellent for this time of the year. They’re starting to drop time, which is what you want to see.
“All of our varsity girls had season best times so it was a good day for everybody.”
Team scores: 1-Willmar 26, 2-St. Cloud cathedral 68, 3-Sartell 72, 4-Brainerd 92, 5-St. Cloud Tech 120, 6-Virginia 130
Individual winner: Cameron Stocke (Virginia) 16:24.63
Brainerd results: 9-Thomas Ruhl 17:33.2, 16-Gus Duininck 17:54.5, 17-Ethan Klisch 17:57.3, 24-Baden Bastian 18:19.0, 26-Michael Kuehn 18:20.3, 32-Logan Severson 18:54.7, 33-Braden Capelle 19:07.7
Team scores: 1-Willmar 23, 2-Sartell 50, 3-Brainerd 94, 4-St. Cloud Tech 109, 5-Virginia 119, 6-St. Cloud cathedral 154
Individual winner: Lauren Eilers (Willmar) 19:12.09
Brainerd results: 7-Bridget Collins 20:11.2, 18-Elle Juranek 21:53.8, 22-Payton Lillo 22:25.5, 23-Abby Dahl 22:30.7, 24-Emma Storbakken 22:33.3, 27-Ellie Selisker 23:01.1
Next: Brainerd at Central Lakes Conference championship at Alexandria 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.