The Park Region Conference Cross Country Meet was held at Wadena on Tuesday. Bertha-Hewitt won the boys’ team competition with 37 points and Ottertail Central finished second with 70 points. Third place went to Ashby-Brandon-Evansville (85), followed by Wadena-Deer Creek (116), Parkers Prairie (149), Pine River-Backus (152), New York Mills (172) and Pillager (244). Brady Rach of Bertha-Hewitt won the boys’ individual title with a time of 17:35.1.
Wadena-Deer Creek scored 40 points to win the girls’ team title. United North Central was runner-up with 62 and OTC took third with 78. They were followed by Pillager with 121, New York Mills (128) and Pine River-Backus (204). Anjalie Aho (20:43.3) of UNC won the individual girls’ championship.
Ashby-Brandon-Evansville hosted a Cross Country meet out at Pine Ridge Golf Course on Tuesday. “Since it went well with the Covid restrictions last year, we decided to continue hosting our own meet,” said ABE Head Coach Robert Bosma. “Though it was a smaller meet, there were a lot of great runners that showed up.”
The Benson/KMS Cross Country Invitational was held on Thursday with Lac Qui Parle Valley winning the boys’ team title with 49 points and Sauk Centre finishing second with 60. The girls’ meet was won by Minnewaska Area with 42 points. Wadena-Deer Creek was second with 50 points.