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Prep cross country: Seifert, Hanson pace Willmar sweep

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ST. CLOUD — The Willmar boys had just the minimum five runners at the St. Cloud Tech Invite Tuesday. But all of them placed in the top 20, including senior Tom Seifert who won the field of 96 by 8 seconds to guide the Cardinals to the team title.

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Seifert’s teammates Nadir Yusuf finished third, Sam Anez seventh, Austin Miley 19th and Ian Thompson 20th. The five times tallied just 50 points, 26 less than runner-up Little Falls.

Not to be outdone, the Willmar girls also claimed the team title after junior Samantha Hanson was first, Jessa Hanson fourth, Sophie Schmitz fifth, Serena Monson ninth, Kayla Rudie 11th and Savannah Anez 16th. The top five runners for the Cardinals accumulated 30 points, while second-place Sartell was far behind at 67.

BOYS

Team scoring

(1) Willmar 50 (2) Little Falls 76 (3) Monticello 78 (4) Sartell 146 (5) Duluth East 150 (6) St. Cloud Cathedral 151 (7) Cambridge-Isanti 183 (8) Moorhead 184 (9) Brainerd 193 (10) St. Cloud Tech 212 (11) St. Cloud Apollo 312 (12) Sauk Rapids 313 (13) St. Cloud Christian 369

Individual

TOP FIVE — (1) Tom Seifert, Wil, 16:42.38 (2) Wade Krueger, SCT, 16:50.84 (3) Nadir Yusuf, Wil, 16:51.21 (4) Derek Secord, Mon, 17:14.15 (5) Keaton Long, DE, 17:14.68

WILLMAR — (1) Seifert (3) Yusuf (7) Sam Anez 17:17.28 (19) Austin Miley 18:02.21 (20) Ian Thompson 18:02.90

GIRLS

Team scoring

(1) Willmar 30 (2) Sartell 67 (3) St. Cloud Cathedral 122 (4) Brainerd 127 (5) Duluth East 145 (6) St. Cloud Tech 148 (7) Little Falls 169 (8) Moorhead 209 (9) Princeton 227 (10) St. Cloud Christian 260 (11) Cambridge-Isanti 273 (12) St. Cloud Apollo 313 (13) Sauk Rapids 336

Individual

TOP FIVE — (1) Samantha Hanson, Wil, 15:08 (2) McKenzie Holt, SC Christian, 15:38 (3) Lauren Stienke, SCT, 15:40 (4) Jessa Hanson, Wil, 15:44 (5) Sophie Schmitz, Wil, 15:45

WILLMAR — (1) S. Hanson (4) J. Hanson (5) Schmitz (9) Serena Monson 15:53 (11) Kayla Rudie 15:59 (16) Savannah Anez 16:18

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