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Cross country: Minnewaska girls win at LQPV

The Lakers Maeson Tank and Lauren Ankeny both got wins in the individual 4K races.

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APPLETON — The Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd boys won its home meet while the Minnewaska girls also picked up a win at the LQPV/D-B Invitational Thursday at Appleton Golf Course in a race that was run on a 4K course.

The LQPV/D-B boys won with 42 points, beating Minnewaska’s 68. The individual title went to Minnewaska’s Maeson Tank with a time of 14 minutes, 6.74 seconds.

The Minnewaska girls were victorious with 30 points, with LQPV/D-B in second with 41. The Lakers’ Lauren Ankeny (16:46.08) and Kiearra Wilmes (17:43.27) finished 1-2.

LQPV/D-B Invitational

Boys Team scoring

(1) Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd 42 … (2) Minnewaska 68 … (3) Montevideo 100 … (4) Ortonville 100 … (5) Morris/Chokio-Alberta 113 … (6) Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 118 … (7) BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart 124

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BOYS TOP FIVE — (1) Maeson Tank, Minnewaska, 14:06.74 … (2) Gavin Carl, LQPV, 14:08.31 … (3) Eli Hegland, LQPV, 14:42.16 … (4) Cayden Vanderwal, Ortonville, 14:49.93 … (5) Brady Andrews, Montevideo, 15:05.21

MINNEWASKA — (1) Tank … (11) Jace Kovarik 15:35.07 … (15) Zach Palmer 16:13.79 … (16) Nick Ankeny 16:14.12 … (25) James Ward 16:55.07

Girls Team scoring

(1) Minnewaska 30 … (2) Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd 41 … (3) Morris/Chokio-Alberta 52 … (4) Montevideo 102

Girls TOP FIVE — (1) Lauren Ankeny, Min, 16:45.08 … (2) Kiearra Wilmes, Min, 17:43.27 … (3) Taylor Shelstad, LQPV/D-B, 17:52.47 … (4) Anika Fernholz, LQPV/D-B, 18:39.59 … (5) Hailey Werk, MCA, 18:41.83

MINNEWASKA — (1) Ankeny … (2) Wilmes … (7) Elsey Hagen 19:16.76 … (11) Piper Citrowske 19:46.51 … (14) Teagan Stark 20:14.64

Joe Brown is a sports reporter for the West Central Tribune.

He can be reached via email at: jbrown@wctrib.com or his office number: 320-214-4332.
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