Detroit Lakes placed 11th overall in the 15-team Section 8AA Cross Country Championship Thursday, Oct. 15 at Greenwood Golf Course in Bemidji.

The Lakers scored 337 points finishing in front of Fergus Falls, Foley, St. Cloud Tech and Moorhead.

The host Lumberjacks defeated Alexandria by 11 points scoring 53 to the Cardinals’ 64. In a non-pandemic year, the top two teams would be advancing to the state meet, which is not being held at St. Olaf this season.

Bemidji senior Nathan Alto was the section medalist running a winning time of 16:29.3. He crossed the finish with a 15-second margin over runner-up Sam Brewer of St. Cloud Apollo.

The Lakers scoring quintet was made up of three juniors and two seniors.

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Senior John Bergum led the DL pack with a 50th place overall finish in 18:40.5. Junior Cole Weber was 61st (19:02.7), followed by senior Ryan Bergum in 63rd (19:03.3) and juniors Clint Andresen 65th (19:04.9) and Casey Parks 98th (20:15.1) in a field of 105 runners.

As a team, DL averaged a finishing time of 19:13.3.



Section 8AA Boys Cross Country Championship

Team scores: 1 Bemidji 53; 2 Alexandria 64; 3 Brainerd 108; 4 St. Cloud Apollo 113; 5 Sartell St. Stephen 127; 6 Monticello 130; 7 Willmar 171; 8 Becker 191; 9 Rocori 192; 10 Little Falls 310; 11 Detroit Lakes 337; 12 Fergus Falls 344; 13 Foley 362; 14 St. Cloud Tech 367; 15 Moorhead 437.

Top 10

1 Nathan Alto Bemidji 16:29.3

2 Sam Brewer St Cloud Apollo 16:44.2

3 Jacob Kleven Alexandria 16:52.3

4 Colin O'Farrell Willmar 16:53.9

5 Sully Anez Willmar 16:56.8

6 Nicholas Youso Bemidji 17:02.4

7 Vincent Kaluza Rocori 17:05.4

8 Ethan Maish Bemidji 17:07.5

9 Tucker Tenvoorde St Cloud Apollo 17:08.2

10 Eli Hanson Sartell-Saint Stephen 17:14.5

Detroit Lakes

50 John Bergum 18:40.5

61 Cole Weber 19:02.7

63 Ryan Bergum 19:03.3

65 Clint Andresen 19:04.9

98 Casey Parks 20:15.1

100 Jacob Trout 20:24.1

101 Mason Hamar 20:28.8