The Detroit Lakes cross country teams swept the final home meet of the season at Mollberg Field Thursday, Oct. 1 against Pelican Rapids and Crosby-Ironton.
The Lakers boys had all five runners finish in the top seven positions to score a season-low 22 points defeating Pelican Rapids by 11 places.
The Vikings’ Charlie Larson, an eighth-grader, was the boys’ medalist crossing the line in 18:25.6. He was followed by three Lakers led by senior Cole Weber’s runner-up time of 18:49.1. Senior John Bergum (18:51.7) placed third; junior Casey Parks (19:58.1) was fourth.
DL senior Mason Hamar (20:20.2) and junior Jackson Zurn (20:33.5) were sixth and seventh overall between a pair of Pelican Rapids runners Sam Moe in fifth and Brody Syverson in eighth.
In the girls 5k, the Lakers, Rangers and Vikings were separated by nine points in the team standings with Detroit Lakes winning by five with 37 points. Crosby-Ironton held off Pelican Rapids by four points for second place.
Each team had at least three runners in the top 10 with the Lakers leading the way with four.
Eighth-grader Isla Pender led the Lakers with a fourth place time of 22:15.1. Sophomore Julia Steffl (22:27.1), eighth-grader Karli Skarie (22:30.1) and senior Katie McConkey (22:36.1) finished in order sixth through eighth. Eighth-grader Jessa Hunt sealed the win with her 12th place time of 23:43.3.
Emily Miller of C-I captured the individual honors winning in 21:48.8 with teammate Anna Westin in third place (22:08.0). Sylvia Pesch was the top Viking taking second place in 21:50.1.
Detroit Lakes teams swept a meet for the first time this season. The victory was the second for the boys on the season, the first at home in four races.
The girls team had three second place finishes in five races and picked up their first team win of the season.
The Lakers race next at the Mid-State Conference championships at Ruttger’s Golf Course in Deerwood. The race was moved up two days from the original start date.
The races are scheduled to be run in three-team pods beginning at noon.
Pequot Lakes, Detroit Lakes and Staples-Motley girls will open at noon with the boys teams of each school to follow at 12:30 p.m., according to the host Rangers’ activities calendar. The three remaining teams of Crosby-Ironton, Park Rapids and Long Prairie-Grey Eagle will race at 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Boys: Detroit Lakes 22, Pelican Rapids 33, Crosby-Ironton Inc.
1 Charlie Larson PR 18:25.6
2 Cole Weber DL 18:49.1
3 John Bergum DL 18:51.7
4 Casey Parks DL 19:58.1
5 Sam Moe PR 20:00.7
6 Mason Hamar DL 20:20.2
7 Jackson Zurn DL 20:33.5
8 Brody Syverson PR 20:49.7
9 Julian Diaz PR 21:01.5
10 Connor Larson PR 21:01.7
12 Jacob Trout 21:04.7
DL XC Girls:
Detroit Lakes 37, Crosby-Ironton 42, Pelican Rapids 46
1 Emily Miller C-I 21:48.8
2 Sylvia Pesch PR 21:50.1
3 Anna Westin C-I 22:08.0
4 Isla Pender DL 22:15.1
5 Kirra Johnson PR 22:25
6 Julia Steffl DL 22:27.1
7 Karli Skarie DL 22:30.1
8 Katie McConkey DL 22:36.1
9 Morgan Korf PR 23:07.3
10 Ruby Westin C-I 23:18.5
12 Jessa Hunt DL 23:43.3
13 Addyson Flyen DL 23:56.8
15 Lilly Baethke DL 24:00.1