West Central Area junior Kyle Toms won his second straight cross country meet, leading his team to a first place finish at the Don Haugen/Deb Christopher meet in Breckenridge Thursday.
The Knight girls also brought home a first place team finish, being led by eighth grader Kylee Fernholz, who took top individual honors in 17:02.
Fernholz passed two Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal runners in the final half-mile for the championships.
The Knight girls had six runners in the top 10, while the boys and four.
Alex Toms finished second in the boys’ division, with Neil Hyttsten third and John Ohloft fourth.
DON HAUGEN/DEB CHRISTOPHER
CROSS COUNTRY MEET
BOYS’ SCORES – 1. West Central Area 26, 2. Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 63, 3. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 83, 4. Frazee 117, 5. Wheaton 121, 6. Richland 123, 7. Breckenridge 131, Wahpeton 143.
INDIVIDUAL WINNER – Kyle Toms, West Central Area.
WEST CENTRAL AREA RESULTS – 1. Toms, 2. Alex Toms, 3. Neil Hyttsten, 4. John Ohloft, 16. Bryan Starner, 22. Tyler Severance, 23. Carson Hunter.
GIRLS’ SCORES – 1. West Central Area 43, 2. Breckenridge 44, Hawley/Ulen-Hitterdal 56, 3. Wahpeton 81, 4. Richland 135, 5. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 140.
INDIVIDUAL WINNER – Kylee Fernholz, West Central Area 17:02.
WEST CENTRAL AREA RESULTS – 1. Fernholz, 4. Abby Peterson, 5. Kacey Herder, 6. Megan Hanson 7. Kelsey Dahlgren, 8. Holly VanKempen, 12. Tee Rudnitski, 18. Mikaylah Stark, 23. Ashton Blair, 28. Marissa Skinnemoen.
Sachs runners win
individual titles at Appleton
The Minnewaska cross country team does not have a lot of depth but the Lakers are proving to have some quality runners so far in the early season.
Madi Sachs won her second individual title of the season, winning in Appleton last Thursday with a time of 16:11 in the 4,000-meter course. That won the event by 16 seconds. Halle Christianson finished fifth in a time of 17:41. Britta Lundblad came in 15th with a time of 19:25, and Hayley Sachs was 19th with her time of 19:59.
Gage Sachs claimed his first individual title of his running career for the boys. He finished the 5,000-meter course in 18:25, finishing 27 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.
“Madi and Gage Sachs ran great races for the Lakers, as they both led the field of runners from start to finish,” head coach Bob Mork said. “Both runners are very aggressive in their approach to running and combining that approach with their summer running, are off to great starts in the early season.”