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Rebels, Panthers take Chub Lake


September 25, 2020

Dave Harwig

The South Ridge Panthers' girls' cross country team starts Thursday's varsity meet at Chub Lake Park. Panthers runner Addison Burckhardt took home honors in the girl's race with a time of 21:28, almost a minute ahead of second place finisher Emma Cid of Carlton/Wrenshall.

On what Rebels head cross country coach Adam Whealan called a "perfect day for running," the collaborative Moose Lake/Willow River/Barnum team won the boys varsity race last Thursday at Carlton's Chub Lake. The Rebels finished with a team total of 33 in the boys race, while South Ridge took second at 39 points and Carlton/Wrenshall came in third place with 60 points in the Raptors home meet.

"The weather was beautiful and the course was in awesome shape," Whealan said. "It was just an all-around perfect day."

In the girls varsity race, South Ridge ran to the team title with 27 points while Carlton-Wrenshall placed second with 47. Moose Lake/Willow River was third with 51 overall points.

Individually, Panthers runner Addison Burckhardt took home honors in the girl's race with a time of 21:28, almost a minute ahead of second place finisher Emma Cid of Carlton/Wrenshall. Evelyn Broodeen and Jillian Sajdak placed third and fourth overall for the Panthers while the Raptors Sara Cid finished fifth on the day.

"Both the boys and girl's teams ran great races today," South Ridge head coach Jeremy Polson said. "The girls did awesome. It was so nice to see them come away with the win, great to have so many strong runners on both teams."

Moose Lake-Willow River/Barnum runner Maverick Koecher won the boys division, and his teammate Sean Bailey finished fifth which helped the Rebels take first place overall.

The Panthers Jimmy Zupancich was second with a time of 18:21, and Carlton/Wrenshall had two finishers in the top five as Jack Riley and Trent Bagne finished third and fourth, respectively.

With the shortened and much different cross country season changed this year, all three teams are just weeks away from the end of the regular season.

The Raptors will be in action Thursday up in Two Harbors, while the Rebels and the Panthers will be racing in Cloquet as part of the Esko Cross Country meet.

In the junior varsity races Brooklyn Wasche was first from Moose Lake/Willow River/Barnum; her teammate Delaney Koecher was second and Ekuza Decaigny of Carlton/Wrenshall was third.

For boys junior varsity, the Rebels Adam Neumann placed first while the Panther's Isaiah Foster was second and Zach Morse placed third.

Girls varsity

1. Addison Burckhardt 21:28 SR

2. Emma Cid 22:16 CW

3. Evelyn Brodeen 22:23 SR

4. Jillian Sajdak 22:29 SR

5. Sara Cid 22:51 CW

6. Rayna Klejeski 23:16 MLWRB

7. Abby Cid 23:23 CW

8. Shannon Granquist 23:24 MLWRB

9. Ana Ridge 23:34 SR

10. Maddie Ellefson 23:37 SR

Boys varsity

Dave Harwig

Carlton/Wrenshall's Emma Cid was the Raptors' top finisher.

1. Maverick Koecher 17:52 MLWRB

2. Jimmy Zupancich 18:21.03 SR

3. Jack Riley 18:21.21 CW

4. Trent Bagne 19:06 CW

5. Sean Bailey 19:25 MLWRB

6. Sam Serna 19:27.02 SR

7. Alex Burckhardt 19:27.84 SR

8. Joseph Mikrot 19:28 MLWRB

9. Conner Clausen 19:55 MLWRB

10. Johnathan Danelski 20:03.15 MLWRB


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