NEW YORK MILLS — Bjorn Brunsberg beat Lane Hoess by one-tenth of a second for first-place honors as the Wadena-Deer Creek boys team won the New York Mills Invite Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Phillip Ross took home third-place honors with a time of 20:25 while Grant Nelson, Eric Malone and Trevin Kern placed eighth, ninth and 10th respectively.
Johanna Brunsberg was the top finisher for the Wolverine girls as she took home second-place honors with a time of 21:35 to help the WDC girls to a first.
Amber Collins placed third and Lydia Oldakowski finished one second behind her to take fourth with a time of 22:22.
Team scores: 1- Wadena-Deer Creek 21, 2-New York Mills 36
Individual winner: Bjorn Brunsberg (WDC) 18:18
Wadena-Deer Creek results: 1-Bjorn Brunsberg 18:18, 2-Lane Hoess 18:18, 3-Phillip Ross 20:25, 8-Grant Nelson 22:25, 9-Eric Malone 22:50 10-Trevin Kern 23:05
Team scores: 1-Wadena-Deer Creek 24, 2-United North Central 39, 3-New York Mills 66
Individual winner: Anjalie Aho (United North Central) 20:35
Wadena-Deer Creek results: 2-Johanna Brunsberg 21:35, 3-Amber Collins 22:21, 4-Lydia Oldakowski 22:22, 6-Britta Sweeney 23:04, 9-Emma Ries 24:16, 13-Leah Osberg 25:20, Megan Hamelau 25:51
Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Ada Borup Invite 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16.
Pierz girls 3rd
MORA — Chloe Lochner finished seventh with a time of 21:35.7 to help the Pierz girls to a third-place finish out of 18 teams at the Mora Invitational Tuesday, Sept. 14.
Carissa Andres placed 23rd with a time of 22:56.2 followed by Eden Andres who finished 26th in 23:14.3.
Ethan Kowalczyk was the top runner for the Pierz boys team as he finished 12th with a time of 18:17.0. The Pioneers placed eighth out of 18 teams. Nathan Tax ran a 34th-place time of 19:46.8.