The Detroit lakes cross country teams were challenged on Thursday afternoon in their second home meet of the season.
The girls ran to a seventh-place finish with 137 points in the eight-team field. The Lakers were led by junior Julia Steffl once again. In a race filled with one of the state’s perennial cross country powers in Alexandria, Steffl took sixth place with a time of 21:56.77.
Freshman Isla Pender secured a 17th-place finish with a time of 23:35.99. Freshman Karli Skarie wasn’t far behind in 36th (25:57.90). Lilly Baethke (26:48.27), Jessa Hunt (27:18.36) and Kira Wolf (27:31.56) finished in 49th, 51st and 52nd. McKenna Mallow rounded out the group in 62nd with a time of 28:28.73.
Alexandria cruised to a first-place team finish with 22 points. The Cardinals had seven runners in the top 18 spots–tallying a total of 22 points.
Lake Park-Audubon took sith with a team score of 120. Ellen And Beth Schauer finished in 11th (22:25.88) and 12th (23:02.53) to lead the Raiders. Frazee finished in eighth place with a team score of 194. Braylee Riewer led the Hornets in 25th-place with a time of 24:31.12.
The Detroit Lakes boys team finished in eighth place and was led by senior Cole Weber in 30th. He finished with a time of 20:37.97. Sophomore Braydon Francis (21:49.08) took 48th with sophomore Micah Barberg in 59th (22:17.15).
Joe Skinner (23:14.98, 75th), Casey Parks (23:41.6, 79th), Xander Jessen (23:51.56, 83rd) and Hunter Zehnaker 24:40.38, 90th) rounded out the final Detroit Lakes varsity runners.
LPA finished with a team score of 135, while Frazee came in seventh with a score of 195. Taylor Johnson was the fastest Raiders’ runner with a time of 19:14.46, which was good enough for 10th place. Nathan Johnson paced the Hornets in fifth place with a time of 18:21.14.
BOYS TEAM SCORES- 1- Fergus Falls 57, 2- East Grand Forks 78, 3- Alexandria- 81, 4- Kindred 95, 5- Lake Park-Audubon 135, 6- Thief River Falls 168, 7- Pelican Rapids 180, 8- Frazee 195, 9- Detroit Lakes 223
GIRLS TEAM SCORES- 1- Alexandria 22, 2- Kindred 102, 3- Thief River Falls 103, 4- Pelican Rapids 116, 5- Fergus Falls 117, 6- Lake Park-Audubon 120, 7- Detroit Lakes 137, 8- Frazee 194