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Cross country: Detroit Lakes teams compete in prestigious Lucky Lindy Invitational in Little Falls

The Detroit Lakes boys and girls cross country teams made the trip to Little Falls to compete in the Lucky Lindy Invitational on Thursday afternoon.

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LITTLE FALLS – The Detroit Lakes cross country teams competed among some of the best programs in the state at the Lucky Lindy Invitational in Little Falls.

The girls took 14th place with a team score of 275. Julia Steffl took 26th place overall with a time of 20:34.6.

Maria Foltz and Natalie Mohr finished back-to-back. Foltz took 86th with a time of 23:44.1, while Mohr clocked in at 23:44.1 in 87th place. Marin Johnson (24:48.7, 102nd) and Karli Skarie (25:06.1, 109th) rounded out the top five for the Lakers.

Alexandria took first place with a team score of 87, beating out Staples-Motley (93) and Perham (111). Pequot Lakes’ Calia Chaney ran the fastest time at 18:54.1.

The Detroit Lakes boys came in 22nd place with a team score of 601. Brayden Francis took 90th place with a time of 19:01.6 to pace the Lakers.


Mark Carlson (19:45.6, 122nd) and Micah Barberg (19:52.3, 124th) followed. Hunter Hanson took 134th place with a time of 20:43.2 before Xander Jessen finished 136th (20:51.1).

Perham’s Bjorn Anderson ran the fastest time in 16:03.2. The Yellowjackets took second place with a team score of 112, trailing only Heritage Christian, who finished with 66.

LUCKY LINDY BOYS TEAM RESULTS- 1- Heritage Christian 66, 2- Perham 112, 3- Monticello 118, 4- St. Cloud Cathedral 131, 5- Minnehaha Academy 163, 6- Alexandria- 163, 7- Becker 177, 8- Staples-Motley 209, 9- Rocori 243, 10- Fergus Falls 303, 11- Little Falls 38, 12- St. Cloud Tech 346, 13- Pequot Lakes 147, 14- Foley 359, 15- GNK 391, 16- Albany 408, 17- Grand Rapids 415, 18- Hopkins 436, 19- St. Cloud Apollo 473, 20- Thief River Falls 573, 21- Sauk Rapids Rice 572, 22- Detroit Lakes 601

LUCKY LINDY GIRLS TEAM RESULTS- 1- Alexandria 87, 2- Staples-Motley 93, 3- Perham 111, 4- Becker 116, 5- Monticello 127, 6- St. Cloud Cathedral 139, 7- Rocori 142, 8- Little Falls 224, 9- Fergus Falls 285, 10- Minnehaha Academy 291, 11- Pequot Lakes 291, 12- GNK 318, 13- Heritage Christian 332, 14- Detroit Lakes 375, 15- Thief River Falls 415, 16- Albany 437, 17- Foley 472, 18- Grand Rapids 472

DETROIT LAKES BOYS VARSITY FINISHERS- 90- Brayden Francis 19:01.6, 122- Mark Carlson 19:45.6, 124- Micah Barberg 19:52.3, 134- Hunter Hanson 20:43.2, 136- Xander Jessen 20:51.1, 143- Peyton Malecka 21:53.2, 144- Ben Sundby 22:02.1

DETROIT LAKES GIRLS VARSITY FINISHERS- 26- Julia Steffl 20:34.5, 86- Maria Foltz 23:44.1, 97- Natalie Mohr 23:44.1, 102- Marin Johnson 24:28.7, 109- Karli Skarie 25:06.1, 113- Lila Kallstrom 25:32.2, 120- Kira Wolf 26:14.2

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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