Flyers take runner-up honors at Fergus Falls Cross Country Invite

Little Falls boys’ and girls’ cross country teams both claimed runner-up honors at the Fergus Falls Invitational on Thursday afternoon. The Flyer boys had 51points and the girls had 76 points. Moorhead won both races.

Jason Thielen paced the Flyer boys. He finished the race in 16:36 and placed fifth. Little Falls also got sixth and 10th place finishes from Cheyenne Nolan-Rapatz and Andrew Feia in 16:40 and 16:56, respectively. Other Flyer finishers were Tom Hansen (13–17:08), Jordan Hoejsi (17–17:19), Matt Hartwig (26–17:42) and Mark Krousley (27–18:09).

Becky Anderson paced the Flyer girls with a fourth place finish in 16:18. Emily Gustafson placed seventh for the Flyers in 16:53 followed by Megan Meyer (12–17:53), Angela Bratsch (16– 18:10), Susan Sawtell (37–19:35), Genevieve Johnson (47–20:28) and Sara Marotte (48–20:29).

BOYS’ TEAM RESULTS–Moorhead 45, Little Falls 51, Wahpeton (ND) 100, Fergus Falls 109, Brainerd 135, Pelican Rapids 152, Detroit Lakes 163, Lisbon (ND) 172, Breckenridge 264, Hillcrest 308, Henning inc.

GIRLS’ TEAM RESULTS–Moorhead 32, Little Falls 76, Fergus Falls 97, Brainerd 139, Pelican Rapids 160, Lisbon (ND) 172, Wahpeton (ND) 178, Breckenridge 201, Detroit Lakes inc., Henning inc.

Pierz girls are third at St. John’s Prep Invitational
The Pierz girls had 81 points to place third at the St. John’s Prep Invitational Meet and the Pierz boys were fifth with 138 points.

Pacing the Pierz girls was Stacy Britz who was runner-up in 14:40. Other pioneers running were Kaley Jensen (11–15:55), Kaitlyn Jensen (13–16:15), Kristi Gruber (27–17:47), Heather Boser (28–17:57) and Lisa Kummet (34–18:38).

The top Pierz runner in the boys’ meet was Scott Fischer, fourth in 19:33, followed by Brett Meyer (15–20:43), Keith Janson (37–22:54), Adam Tschida (38– 28:25), Ben Andres (44–23:51) and M. Janson (50–26:15). In addition to Pierz, Royalton had one runner competing, Neil Wilczek who was sixth in 20:02.

BOYS’ TEAM RESUL:TS–Christ Household Of Faith 41, Wadena-Deer Creek 42, Big Lake, 98, Hinckley-Finlayson 109, Pierz 138, Foley 138, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 184, Royalton inc.

GIRLS’ TEAM RESULTS–Wadena-Deer Creek 50, Big Lake 53, Pierz 81, Rush City 98, Hinckley-Finlayson 122, St. Cloud Cathedral 124.

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