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Cross-Country: Minnewaska moves 2 runners on to state

Maeson Tank, Lauren Ankeny qualify with top finishes at the Section 6A championships

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STAPLES — Minnewaska’s Maeson Tank and Lauren Ankeny are headed to the state cross-country meet.

The two placed high enough at the Section 6A championships to secure spots in the state Class A meet Saturday, Nov. 5 at St. Olaf College in Northfield.

Tank took ninth overall with a time of 17 minutes, 7.0 seconds at the Vintage Golf Course. Ankeny finished fourth overall in 19:59.5

The top six finishers not on the top two teams advance to state.

Staples-Motley swept the boys’ and girls team titles. Staples-Motley’s boys scored 56 points to edge Bertha-Hewitt, which had 62 and also qualified for state. Minnewaska took sixth with 161 points. Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg was 10th with 302 points. Noah Johnson was the top finisher for Benson/KMS, taking 28th place with a time of 18:58.3

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The individual boys’ champion was Brandon Kampsen of Sauk Centre. He had a time of 16:04.5.

In the girls’ competition, Staples-Motley scored 46 points to beat Wadena-Deer Creek, which had 83 points and also qualified for state. Minnewaska took third with a 91.

Audrey Brownell of Staples-Motley won the girls’ race in 18:57.4.

Benson/KMS placed 14th with 377 points. Amber Rosemeier led Benson/KMS with a time of 22:02.4, finishing in 34th place.

Section 6A Championships

Boys

Team scoring
(1) Staples-Motley 56 … (2) Bertha-Hewitt 62 … (3) Sauk Centre 100 … (4) Wadena-Deer Creek 134 … (5) Otter Tail Central 139 … (6) Minnewaska 161 … (7) Osakis 179 … (8) West Central Area 196 … (9) Morris/Chokio-Alberta  255 … (10) Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 302 … (11) Breckenridge/Wahpeton 303 … (12) Ortonville 307 … (13) Border West 307 … (14) Parkers Prairie 358 … (15) Ashby/Brandon-Evansville 372 … (16) Pillager 419 … (17) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 428

Individual
TOP FIVE & IND. QUALIFIERS — (1) Brandon Kampsen, SC, 16:04.5 … (2) Brady Rach, B-H, 16:43.3 … (3) Zane Guderjahn, B-H, 16:48.8 … (4) Luke Brownell, S-M, 16:52.0 … (5) Isaiah Tabatt, S-M, 16:54.2 … (6) Bjorn Brunsberg, W-DC, 17:03.3 … (7) James Suchy, Parkers Prairie, 17:05.4 … (8) Zackery Bruder, Osakis, 17:06.0 … (9) Maeson Tank, Minn, 17:07.0 … (10) Jacob Drevlow, SC, 17:15.0
MINNEWASKA — (9) Tank … (26) Nick Ankeny, 18:25.6 … (33) Zach Palmer, 18:47.9 … (40) Jayce Kovarik, 19:01.4 … (53) Ian Mills, 19:37.3 … (79) Carter Dinsmore, 20:23.4 … (88) James Ward, 20:58.1
BENSON/KMS — (28) Noah Johnson, 18:58.3 … (45) Isaac Wirth, 19:12.2 … (60) Luke Froelich, 19:50.0 … (71) Logan Hadfield, 20:02.8 … (89) Quin Peterson, 21:11.1 … (92) William Jorschumb, 21:19.4 … (100) Jack Helgenset, 21:50.1

Girls

Team scoring
(1) Staples-Motley 46 … (2) Wadena-Deer Creek 83 … (3) Minnewaska Area 91 … (4) Breckenridge/Wahpeton 122 … (5) Otter Tail Central 143 … (6) Morris/Chokio-Alberta 189 … (7) West Central Area 215 … (8) Pillager 224 … (9) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 258 … (10) Bertha-Hewitt 266 … (11) Sauk Centre 285 … (12) Osakis 287 … (13) Ashby/Brandon-Evansville 338 … (14) Benson/Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 377 … (15) Border West 388 … (16) New Testament Christian 455

Individual
TOP FIVE & IND. QUALIFIERS — (1) Audrey Brownell, S-M, 18:57.4 … (2) Caroline Kuehne, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, 19:16.1 … (3) Aften Robinson, S-M, 19:50.6 … (4) Lauryn Ankeny, Minn, 19:59.5 … (5) Britta Sweeney, W-DC, 20:04.7 … (6) Kendra Miller, B-H, 20:10.5 … (7) Katie Holzner, Hillcrest Lutheran, 20:12.0 … (8) Kaia Kiskness, Osakis, 20:18.7 … (9) Norah Froslee, OC, 20:33.2 …
MINNEWASKA — (13) Kiearra Wilmes, 20:50.4 … (22) Piper Citrowske, 21:38.3 … (23) Elsey Hagen, 21:44.4 … (39) Aubrey Stark, 22:33.0 … (48) Sydney Ankeny, 23:12.0 … (52) Teagan Stark, 23:24.5
BENSON/KMS — (34) Amber Rosemeier, 22:02.4 … (76) Alissa Thompson, 24:59.0 … (83) Katlyn Peters, 25:43.0 … (101) Valerie Hienkens, 28:21.7 … (106) Lexie Thompson, 29:17.9 … (107) Sophia Miller, 29:43.5

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