Cross Country: Little Falls boys, girls place in top half of pack at St. Cloud Tech

By PATRICK SLACK
Sports Editor
patrick.slack@mcrecord.com

The Little Falls girls cross country team earned fifth and the Flyers boys earned sixth at Tuesday’s 11-team St. Cloud Tech Invite.

Senior Mattia Hendrickson sped to a fifth-place individual finish in 15:17.1 to lead the Little Falls girls.

The remaining six Flyers all broke the 17-minute mark, including senior Chelsea Rutz (16:03.6), sophomore Heidi Moe (16:09.8), freshman Amelia Kresha (16:46.2), junior Laura Moe (16:47.1), eighth grader Kendal Hendrickson (16:48.1) and seventh grader Anna McNamara (16:53.1).

Juniors Mathew Massmann (17:36.3) and Cameron Smith (17:43.2) paced the Little Falls boys, followed by junior Sebastian Sowada (18:03.2), eighth grader Tyler Moore (18:16.9), seniors John Brezinka (18:24.0) and Brian McNamara (18:36.1) and junior Dan Mushel (18:41.9).

Next up for Little Falls is the Granite Ridge Conference meet in Princeton, Tuesday.

 

St. Cloud Tech Invite

Boys team—1. St. Cloud Cathedral, 33; 2. Willmar, 68; 3. Moorhead, 74; 4. Sartell-St. Stephen, 89; 5. Duluth East, 159; 6. Little Falls, 164; 7. Brainerd, 173; 8. Princeton, 219; 9. St. Cloud Tech, 244; 10. Sauk Rapids-Rice, 294; 11. St. Cloud Apollo, 315.

Medalist—Nick Golebiowski, St. Cloud Cathedral, 15:58.5.

Little Falls—22. Mathew Massmann, 17:36.3; 27. Cameron Smith, 17:43.2; 34. Sebastian Sowada, 18:03.2; 39. Tyler Moore, 18:16.9; 42. John Brezinka, 18:24.0; 47. Brian McNamara, 18:36.1; 51. Dan Mushel, 18:41.9.

Girls team—1. Willmar, 48; 2. Moorhead, 60; 3. Sartell-St. Stephen, 111; 4. Brainerd, 124; 5. Little Falls, 132; 6. Duluth East, 132; 7. Princeton, 192; 8. St. Cloud Cathedral, 192; 9. St. Cloud Tech, 196; 10. Sauk Rapids-Rice, 250.

Medalist—Mallori Johnson, Moorhead, 15:05.3.

Little Falls—5. Mattia Hendrickson, 15:17.1; 20. Chelsea Rutz, 16:03.6; 22. Heidi Moe, 16:09.8; 42. Amelia Kresha, 16:46.2; 43. Laura Moe, 16:47.1; 44. Kendal Hendrickson, 16:48.1; 45. Anna McNamara, 16:53.1.

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