The Detroit Lakes girls cross country team wrapped up the season with a 12th place finish at the Section 8AA championship race held at Greenwood Golf Course in Bemidji Friday, Oct. 16.

Senior Katie led the Lakers placing 49th overall in a time of 21:57.4, followed by eighth-grader Isla Pender less than a second behind in 50th (21:58.2).

Sophomore Julia Steffl placed 65th (22:20.9); eighth-graders Karli Skarie was 69th (22:34.7) and Sadie Johnson (79th - 22:52.7) rounded out the scoring five for the Lakers with 312 points to finish in front of Foley, St. Cloud Tech and St. Cloud Apollo.

Willmar eighth-grader Erin Eilers set the pace for the field of 102 runners winning in 18:50.6. Willmar had two of the top three finishers, but Alexandria put four runners in the top 10 to win handily scoring 30 points to Willmar’s 65 for the section team championship.

Section 8AA Girls Cross Country Championship

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Team scores: 1 Alexandria 30; 2 Willmar 65; 3 Rocori 95; 4 Sartell St. Stephen 138; 5 Monticello 164; 6 Moorhead 181; 7 Bemidji 196; 8 Becker 209; 9 Brainerd 233; 10 Little Falls 258; 11 Fergus Falls 259; 12 Detroit Lakes 312; 13 Foley 326; 14 St. Cloud Tech 341; 15 St. Cloud Apollo 360.

Top 10

1 Erin Eilers Willmar 18:50.6

2 Aleah Miller Alexandria 18:54.2

3 Lauren Eilers Willmar 19:18.1

4 Emma Ecker Alexandria 19:29.5

5 Jaelyn Miller Alexandria 19:30.7

6 Isabel Mahoney Monticello 19:39.3

7 Ingrid-Buiceag Arama Sartell-St. Stephen 19:39.4

8 Mia Hoffman Bemidji 19:42.7

9 Taelor Dummer Alexandria 19:49.9

10 Giselle Jahner Alexandria 19:52.6

Detroit Lakes

49 Katie McConkey Detroit Lakes 21:57.4

50 Isla Pender Detroit Lakes 21:58.2

65 Julia Steffl Detroit Lakes 22:20.9

69 Karli Skarie Detroit Lakes 22:34.7

79 Sadie Johnson Detroit Lakes 22:52.7

98 Kira Wolf Detroit Lakes 25:08.1

99 Lilly Baethke Detroit Lakes 25:17.9