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Area Cross-Country: W-DC girls win, Pequot boys 2nd

Pequot Lakes, W-DC compete in Melrose Tuesday, Sept. 20.

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MELROSE — Eli Hall ran a second-place time of 16:24.79 to lead the Pequot Lakes boys to second place at the Melrose Invitational Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Liam Zins captured a top-10 finish for the Patriots as he ran 18:23.25.

Wadena-Deer Creek was paced by Lane Hoefs who finished eighth as the Wolverine boys placed ninth.

Britta Sweeney led the W-DC girls to a first-place finish after running to an eighth place 21:46.3.

Amber Collins placed 10th for the Wolverines while Lydia Oldakowski finished 12th.

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Rian Zutter paced the Patriots girls to seventh as she ran a seventh-place 21:31.11.

Boys results

Team scores: 1-Sauk Centre 55, 2-Pequot Lakes 85, 3-New London Spicer 94, 4-West Central Area 125, 5-Litchfield 137, 6-Minnewaska 173, 7-Breckenridge/Wahpeton 183, 8-Melrose 195, 9-Wadena-Deer Creek 213, 10-Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 224, 11-Paynesville 274, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 292, 13-Brandon-Evansville 302

Individual winner: Brandon Kampsen (Sauk Centre) 16:14.68

Pequot Lakes results: 2-Eli Hall 16-24.79, 10-Liam Zins 18:23.25, 28-Charlie Schiessl 19:32.58, 39-James Johnson 20:10.6, 80-Elijah Toftness 22:42.11, 81-Caleb Toftness 22:49.66

Wadena-Deer Creek results: 8-Lane Hoefs 18:06.35, 27-Phillip Ross 19:32.3, 33-Grant Nelson 19:40.13, 72-Cooper Damlo 21:45.83, 73-Isaac Heppner 21:48.67, 74-Blake Haverkamp 21:54.27, 83-Trevin Kern 22:57.98

Girls results

Team scores: 1-Wadena-Deer Creek 61, 2-Minnewaska 73, 3-New London-Spicer 92, 4-Litchfield 143, 5-Melrose 176, 6-Breckenridge/Wahpeton 180, 7-Pequot Lakes 187, 8-Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 200, 9-Morris Area/Chokio-Alberta 216, 10-West Central 218, 11-Sauk Centre 263, 12-Paynesville 269, 13-Brandon-Evansville 329

Individual winner: Caroline Kuehne (LPGE) 20:03.94

Pequot Lakes results: 7-Rian Zutter 21:31.21, 22-Erika English 23:08.08, 25-Allison Gladen 23:15.79, 65-Emily Held 26:05.96, 78-Emma Bitzer 27:54.23

Wadena-Deer Creek results: 8-Britta Sweeney 21:46.3, 10-Amber Collins 22:01.37, 12-Lydia Oldakowski 22:28.68, 15-Karly Haverkamp 22:33.48, 24-Brielle Kern 23:10.47, 41-Ally Pavek 24:04.69, 47-Noelle Spicer 24:27.07

Next: Pequot Lakes at Foley 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29; Wadena-Deer Creek at Grand Fork noon Saturday, Sept. 24.

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