HENNING -- Lucas Hinojo and Kira Sweeney claimed individual titles as they paced the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines to first in both the boys and girls races at the Ottertail Central Invite Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Hinojos crossed the line in 18:10.73 and was followed by teammate Bereket Loer in second place. Sweeney clocked a 20:39.55 and Amber Collins was fourth.
The fourth-place Pillager girls were paced by 13th-place Lillian March.
Jacob Schnoor’s 10th-place finish was the top finish for PRB Tigers and Nate Blake’s 30th was the top finish for the Huskies boys team.
Team scores: 1-Wadena-Deer Creek 32, 2-Ottertail Central 59, 3-Parkers Prairie 77, 4-Fergus Falls 80, 5-Brandon-Evansville 107, 6-Bertha-Hewitt 160, 7-New York Mills 203, inc-Pillager, Pine River-Backus
Individual winner: Lucas Hinojos (WDC) 18:10.73
Pillager results: 30-Nate Blake 20:51.36, 53-Garrett Olson 23:00.74, Gabe Grimsley 30:01.19
Pine River-Backus results: 10-Jacob Schnoor 19:08.40, 46-Nathan Nations 22:18.25, 54-Louis Bueckers 23:14.35, 58-Tyler Gravelle 23:55.76
Wadena-Deer Creek results: 1-Hinojos 18:10.73, 2-Loer Bereket 18:25.95, 7-Nathaniel Bervig 18:57.15, 11-Joshua Tabery 19:08.65, 13-Lane Hoefs 19:15.85, 14-Joe Brunsberg 19:28.08, 19-Eli Bervig 19:43.85
Team scores: 1-Wadena-Deer Creek 30, 2-Fergus Falls 50, 3-Ottertail Central 55, 4-Pillager 86
Individual winner: Kira Sweeney (WDC) 20:39.55
Pillager results: 13-Lillian March 24:19.26, 17-Sienna Swanberg 24:43.25, 18-Allie Watson 24:50.72, 24-Madelyn Wright 26:28.47, 26-Juliana Ewald 26:34.21, 28-Gretta Hall 27:05.64, 30-Emma Reeder 27:33.43
Wadena-Deer Creek results: 1-Sweeney 20:39.55, 4-Amber Collins 22:14.56, 6-Ally Pavek 22:25.97, 11-Johanna Brunsberg 23:34.61, 14-Emma Ries 24:21.89, 15-Macey Goeden 24:32.41, 22-Emma Mehl 25:13.05
Next: Pillager, Wadena-Deer Creek in Park Region Conference meet at Blueberry Pines Golf Course, Menahga, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Pierz 2nd and 7th
ROYALTON -- The Andres runners were once again the top finishers for the Pierz Pioneers as the girls placed second and the boys seventh at the Royalton Invite Tuesday, Oct. 8.
Carissa Andres finished 14th with a 23:29.50 for the girls and Brenna Andres was 16th.
Cole Andres clocked a 19:08.00 that placed him 10th and was followed by Ethan Kowalczyk in 12th place.