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Boys XC runners-up at home invite

Peyton Nordby and Dane Galloway battle down the finishing chute to a photo finish at the Detroit Lakes Invitational held at Lakeview Golf Course Thursday, Sept. 6. Robert Williams / Tribune

Detroit Lakes junior Peyton Nordby and Alexandria junior Dane Galloway battled to the finish line in a photo finish at the Detroit Lakers Cross Country Invitational at Lakeview Golf Course Thursday, Sept. 6.

“It was pretty close, but it feels good to get up front,” said Nordby.

The duo crossed the line in the same time of 18:02.6 with both runners giving their all to a finish that roused the crowd down the final 100 meters.

“It was fast,” said Nordby. “The first hill killed me on the second lap and I fell behind but made myself faster.”

The runners run up the fairway of the finishing hole at Lakeview with the first hill ending past the 18th tee box and right of the fifth hole tee box in a slow climb.

Coming downhill near the driving range and clubhouse to the final turn, Norbdy made his move in the final 800 meters to get to the chute and race Galloway to a virtual tie.

Senior Tanner Olson put two Lakers in the top three with a third place time of 18:20 and junior Grant Fritch-Gallatin (18:27.7) placed eighth as the third Laker in the top 10.

The team competition was a two-team battle between the Cardinals and Lakers. Alexandria won by seven places scoring 34 to DL’s 41 with four runners in the top 10.

All five scoring runners for Detroit Lakes had top 20 finishes in the top third of a field of 61 racers. Senior Tucker Strawsell just missed the top 10 in 11th place running 18:48.4. Fellow junior Blake Weber ran a time of 19:21.3 to finish in 17th position.

Frazee placed fifth in the team standings scoring 124 led by senior Grady Larsen (18:48.8) in 12th place.

Lake Park-Audubon finished in seventh with 196 points. Senior Nicholas Donovan (19:56.6) led the Raiders placing 27th overall.

Katie McConkey, left, and Kennedy Hegg

Laker girls seventh

Alexandria completed the sweep winning the girls race by a wide margin scoring only 23 points with all five runners in the top 10 and a sweep of second to fifth place behind the winner from Fargo Shanley freshman Anna Bernhardt (20:20.9).

The Lakers placed seventh with 162 points led by eighth-grader Kaitlyn Jorgenson in 19th place  with a time of 22:40.7.

Sophomore Katie McConkey placed 21st in a time of 23:18.7 and the final three scoring Lakers packed up to place within 10 spots of each other.

Junior Kennedy Hegg (24:56.9) was 35th; eighth-grader Morgan Kvebak (26:56.1) placed 43rd with senior Kaylee McMichael was one spot back in 44th place with a time of 27:23.3.

Lake Park-Audubon eighth-grader Taytum Nelson finished in seventh place leading her Raiders to a fifth place team finish (129) in a time of 21:37.9.

Frazee senior Megan Danielson hit the top 10 with an eighth-place mark (21:55.2). The Hornets ran an incomplete team of only two varsity runners.

Detroit Lakes Invitational

Boys results:

Team results: Alexandria 34, Detroit Lakes 41, Shanley 74, Thief River Falls 115, Frazee 124, Fergus Falls 153, Lake Park-Audubon 196, Pelican Rapids 215

Top 10

1 Dane Galloway Alex 18:02.6

2 Peyton Nordby DL 18:02.6

3 Tanner Olson DL 18:20.0

4 Jacob Kleven Alex 18:22.6

5 Ben Asheim Shanley 18:23.0  

6 Noah Struck Alex 18:23.1

7 David Johnston Pelican Rapids 18:25.5

8 Grant Fritch-Gallatin 18:27.7

9 Jack Englund Alex 18:28.4

10 Conner Asche Shanley 18:37.2

Detroit Lakes

2  Peyton Nordby           18:02.6

3  Tanner Olson             18:20.0

8  Grant Fritch-Gallatin  18:27.7

11 Tucker Strawsell       18:48.4

17 Blake Weber             19:21.3

21 Elijah Kitzman           19:32.4

32 Sam Fegely               20:12.5


12 Grady Larsen          18:48.8

20 Alex Beck                19:31.2

28 Nathan Johannsen  20:01.1

31 Peyton Cole             20:11.4

33 Christian Carlson     20:17.3

43 Caleb Wutzke          21:15.9

48 Jaden Schaefer       21:56.6

Lake Park-Audubon

27 Nicholas Donovan  19:56.6

38 Taylor Johnson       20:45.8

42 Korey Smigelsky    21:12.1

44 Tyler Bjerke            21:36.3

45 Bailey Johnson      21:44.1

50 Seth Torgerson      22:22.7

51 Zeb Lewis              22:57.2

Girls results: Alexandria 23, Shanley 86, Fergus Falls 89, Pelican Rapids 118, Lake Park-Audubon 129, Thief River Falls 143, Detroit Lakes 162, Hawley 201.

Top 10

1 Anna Bernhardt Shanley 20:20.9

2 Jaelyn Miller Alexandria 20:52.6  

3 Caitlin Bright Alexandria 20:53.1  

4 Aleah Miller Alexandria 21:00.1   

5 Bethany Miller Alexandria 21:19.9  

6 Jerzie Finstad Thief River Falls 21:33.1  

7 Taytum Nelson Lake Park-Audubon 21:37.9  

8 Megan Danielson Frazee 21:55.2  7:04

9 Aspen Rohde Fergus Falls 21:55.7

10 Stormy Hegg Alexandria 22:00.3

Lake Park-Audubon      

7  Taytum Nelson        21:37.9

22  Beth Schauer        23:20.0

23  Grace Schauer      23:28.9

37  Maria Schauer       25:19.0

40  Laura Schauer       26:08.3

42 Gracie Johnson      26:41.4

Detroit Lakes        

19  Kaitlyn Jorgenson  22:40.7

21  Katie McConkey    23:18.7

35  Kennedy Hegg      24:56.9

43  Morgan Kvebak     26:56.1

44  Kaylee McMichael 27:23.3

46 Samantha Collins   27:39.3

48 Emma Tieken         27:50.2


 8 Megan Danielson   21:55.2

26 Braylee Riewer      23:40.2

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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