Area Cross-Country: 2 top 5s for Pierz

Pierz hit the trails Tuesday, Oct. 4.

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SAUK CENTRE — Pierz’s Nathan Tax placed fifth overall with a 17:39.96 run as the Pioneer boys finished third in the Mainstreeter Invite Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The Pioneer girls finished second with Quinn Gruber running a sixth-place 20:39.60.

Chloe Lochner placed eighth for Pierz and Carissa Andres ninth.

Boys results

Team scores: 1-Rocori 48, 2-St. John’s Prep 62, 3-Sauk Centre 76, 4-New London-Spicer 128, 5-Osakis 144, 6-Melrose 150, 7-Pierz 163, 8-Royalton 180, 9-Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 203, 10-Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 276

Individual winner: 1-Brandon (Sauk Centre) 15:53.96

Pierz results:5-Nathan Tax 17:39.96, 33-Tyler Foss 19:39.32, 37-Guy Clemons-Virnig 19:45.97, 41-Kaleb Poser 19:49.83, 47-Wyatt Betsinger 20:19.30, 56-Rylan Gruber 20:41.54, 63-Nathan Solinger 21:38.16

Girls results

Team scores: 1-Rocori 34, 2-Pierz 58, 3-New London-Spicer 94, 4-Melrose 102, 5-Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 102, 6-Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 141, 7-Sauk Centre 183

Individual winner: 1-Caroline Kuehne (LPGE) 19:22.27

Pierz results: 6-Quinn Gruber 20:39.60, 8-Chloe Lochner 20:46.25, 9-Carissa Andres 20:56.19, 20-Emma Kowalczyk 22:24.18, 25-Eden Andres 22:44.26, 36-Billie Maye Pohlkamp 24:19.44, 39-Maya Gahler 25:14.13

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