By PATRICK SLACK
The Holdingford girls cross country team ran away with first at the Maple Lake meet, Aug. 31, while the Huskers boys topped Delano on a tiebreaker.
The Pierz girls earned sixth and boys took ninth, with Royalton running an incomplete boys team.
Sophomore Emily Wolter turned in a second-place overall performance to lead the Holdingford girls, covering the course in 16:17.
Freshman Alli Ruprecht (17:01) and eighth graders Jo Merten (17:10) and Angel Rick (17:18) also placed in the top six individually.
Sophomore Maggie Gruber (18:12) and senior Megan Hoheisel (18:29) placed in the top 15 to lead Pierz, followed by sophomores Arre Langer (18:56) and Dana Hennen (19:00), eighth grader Emma Hoheisel (21:15) and senior Beth Brochofsky (28:24).
Holdingford finished in a tie for first with Delano, topping the Tigers by having the better sixth runner.
Sophomores Abe Skwira (17:27) and Andrew Zachman (17:33) led the Huskers, trailed by senior Ryan Hartung (18:35), freshman Marcus Rick (18:40), junior Nick Hiltner (18:44) and sophomore Jacob Thell (19:00).
Sophomore Kyle Becker (18:50) placed 17th to lead Pierz and senior Will Corbett took 25th in 19:23.
Senior Elias Schomer (20:53), freshman Matt Janson (21:12), junior Mitchell Czech (23:49) and sophomore Daniel Tautges (23:50) rounded out the Pioneers’ lineup.
Sophomore Zach Carlson placed third individually in 17:12 to lead Royalton, with sophomore Tremayne Collins (18:21), senior Stephen Strusz (19:25) and freshman Ben Borash (19:31) also competing for the Royals.