WADENA — Amber Collins, Britta Sweeney and Karly Haverkamp were separated by just seven seconds and finished fifth, sixth and seventh to help the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines girls to first place at the Johanna Olson Invitational, Tuesday, Sept. 6.
Grace Leclair finished third for the Little Falls Flyers girls while Malin Youngberg was eighth to lead the Flyers to second place.
Pillager was paced by Lindy Cordes and Emma Reeder, who placed 11th and 13th, respectively.
Mia Arroyo claimed a ninth-place finish for Verndale with a time of 22:37.2.
Kenzlee Sawyer paced the Pine River-Backus girls and finished 45th.
Wyatt Baum ran an 18:20.0 which was good for third place and led the Little Falls Flyers boys to second.
Connor Grant ran a 10th-place 18:51.5 for the Flyers.
Phillip Ross finished 14th as the W-DC boys placed fourth.
Andrew Bueckers paced PR-B with a 24th-place time of 21:11.0.
Verndale’s Michael Uselman finished 27th while Pillager’s Braden Hoffer placed 41st.
Team scores: 1-Park Rapids 30, 2-Little Falls 60, 3-Bertha-Hewitt 68, 4-Wadena-Deer Creek 184, 5-Parkers Prairie 197, 6-Border West 203, 7-Brandon Evansville 229, 8-Pine River-Backus 262, 9-New York Mills 316
Individual winner: Brady Rach (Bertha-Hewit) 17:39.2
Little Falls results: 3-Wyatt Baum 18:20.0, 10-Conner Grant 18:51.5, 11-Noah Cameron 18:56.5, 17-Kobi Cameron 20:08.1, 23-Thomas Knopik 20:56.2, 34-Antonio Becker 22:28.5,
Pillager results: 41-Braden Hoffer 23:04.8, 59-Jayde Jordahl 25:16.2, 72-Brenden Brichacek 27:51.1
Pine River-Backus results: 24-Andrew Bueckers 21:11.0, 32-Jacob Schnoor-22:09.8, 48-Ethan Burns 23:34.8, 77-Reese Trumble 28:58.3, 81-Dennis Rahm 31:43.8
Verndale results: 27-Michael Uselman 21:25.6, 42-Jacob Sharma 23:07.7
Wadena-Deer Creek results: 14-Phillip Ross 19:31.5, 29-Grant Nelson 21:50.9, 44-Travis Kern 23:14.9, 46-Isaac Heppner 23:16.6, 51-Diego Shaw 24:19.4, 55-Tayton Lehmann
Team scores: 1-Wadena-Deer Creek 54, 2-Little Falls 57, 3-United North Central 101, 4-New York Mills 106, 5-Park Rapids 123, 6-Pillager 130, 7-Brandon-Evansville 215, 8-Pine River-Backus 268
Individual winner: Anjalie Aho (United North Central) 20:49.2
Little Falls results: 3-Grace Leclair 21:48.3, 8-Malin Youngberg 22:31.2, 12-Grace Wamre-23:08.0, 16-Valerie Tenold 23:48.5, 18-Aliza Kresha 24:01.0
Pillager results: 11-Lindy Cordes 22:54.4, 13-Emma Reeder 23:16.8, 32-Elsie Turner 26:40.7, 35-Alainna Dobson 27:00.5, 39-Zoe Adams 28:00.4
Pine River-Backus results: 45-Kenzlee Sawyer 30:19.4, 48-Jovi Borland 31:15.8, 56-Kelsey Bergem 32:02.5, 57-River Crawford 32:58.3, 62-Alexis Adams 39:40.7
Verndale results: 9-Mia Arroyo 22:37.3, 61-Mia Shaw 38:39.8
Wadena-Deer Creek results: 5-Amber Collins 22:18.2, 6-Britta Sweeney 22:21.2, 7-Karly Haverkamp 22:25.7, 17-Ally Pavek 23:53.9, 19-Brielle Kern 24:15.7, 21-Lydia Oldakowski 24:29.6, 28-Cambrie Geiger 25:44.2
Next: Wadena-Deer Creek at Ada Borup 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15; Verndale at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12; Pillager, PRB at Crosslake meet 4:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8; Little Falls hosts the Lucky Lindy 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15.