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Swensons lead LQPV/DB girls into Class A state meet

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WADENA -- Guided by Nikki Swenson's first-place finish Thursday at the Section 6A meet, the Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd's girls team qualified for the state tournament.

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Swenson clocked a time of 14:47, 17 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. Kelly Swenson of LQPV/-DB finished in ninth place at 15:55.

The Eagles finished one point ahead of Sauk Centre to claim a state tournament berth. Staples-Motley ran away with the section title after having their five best times in the top 15, accumulating only 28 points.

On the boys side, Jacob Henderson (17:16) of Yellow Medicine East, Austin Hinrichs (17:28) of MACCRAY and Alex Humbert (17:31) of Minnewaska placed fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively, to qualifying for state. Randyn Funderburg (17:37) of LQPV/DB also qualified after finishing ninth. Champion Staples-Motley piled up only 33 points.

The state meet is Nov. 5 at St. Olaf College in Northfield.

BOYS

Team scoring

(1) *Staples-Motley 33 (2) *Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 69 (3) Montevideo 91 (4) Wadena-Deer Creek 91 (5) Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd 123 (6) Sauk Centre 146 (7) Canby/Minneota 150 (8) New London-Spicer 169

*: qualified to state tournament as a team

Individual

STATE QUALIFIERS -- (1) Doug Jasken, LPGE, 16:57 (2) Dan Sveom, SM, 16:59 (3) Joe Fuhrman, SM, 17:06 (4) Doug Liebsch, LPGE, 17:07 (5) Jacob Henderson, Yellow Medicine East, 17:16 (6) Austin Hinrichs, MACCRAY, 17:28 (7) Alex Humbert, Minnewaska, 17:31 (8) Brook Puskarich, WDC, 17:36 (9) Randyn Funderburg, LQPVDB, 17:37 (10) Tyler Berndt, Breckenridge/Campbell-Tintah, 17:50

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY/DAWSON-BOYD -- (9) Funderburg (19) Ryan Swenson 18:18 (32) Jeff Greiner 18:42 (39) Travis Siegert 18:57 (43) Dutch Hansen 19:04

MACCRAY -- (6) Hinrichs

MINNEWASKA -- (7) Humbert

MONTEVIDEO -- (12) Tony Klosterboer 17:59 (17) J.J. Nieuwbeerta 18:11 (21) John Liebel 18:21 (27) Nick Spaeth 18:35 (34) Owen Hein 18:48

NEW LONDON-SPICER -- (23) Jordan Radel 18:26 (24) Luke Lagergren 18:29 (44) Brenden Ruter 19:11 (45) Chris Tengwall 19:12 (53) Billy Dean 19:38

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST -- (5) Henderson

GIRLS

Team scoring

(1) *Staples-Motley 28 (2) *Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd 87 (3) Sauk Centre 88 (4) Canby/Minneota 100 (5) Wadena-Deer Creek 110 (6) Breckenridge/Campbell-Tintah 134 (7) Montevideo 138 (8) Yellow Medicine East 173

*: qualified to state tournament as a team

Individual

STATE QUALIFERS -- (1) Nikki Swenson, LQPVDB, 14:47 (2) Natasha Wenzel, SM, 15:30.35 (3) Courtney Robinson, SM, 15:30.87 (4) Naomi Landecker, SM, 15:33 (5) Kelsey Bratlie, BCT, 15:34 (6) Kaytlin Roth, SM, 15:39 (7) Brianna Meyer, SC, 15:41 (8) Amanda Duchene, SC, 15:50 (9) Kelly Swenson, LQPVDB, 15:55 (10) Amanda Deslauriers, CM, 16:09

LAC QUI PARLE VALLEY/DAWSON-BOYD -- (1) N. Swenson (9) K. Swenson (18) Whitney Hermanson 16:44 (26) Shawna Robertson 17:00 (36) Kate Seivert 17:25

MINNEWASKA -- (12) Maren Greenwaldt 16:15

MONTEVIDEO -- (20) Ashley Rodeberg 16:47 (21) Hannah Wenaas 16:48 (23) Beth Ostlie 16:51 (38) Kate Eggers 17:30 (41) Molly Ehling 17:38

YELLOW MEDICINE EAST -- (28) Kristen Hegna 17:03 (31) Michelle Miller 17:08 (33) Lauren Trudel 17:14 (35) Stephanie Larson 17:21 (51) Dana Johnson 18:48

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