Cross-country: Tiger boys 7th at Ruttgers
Marcus Lukanen paced the team with a 20:27.2 5K time as the Pine River-Backus boys cross-country team finished seventh at the Crosby-Ironton Ranger Invite at Ruttger's Bay Lake Lodge Thursday, Oct. 4.
Lukanen was followed by Louis Bueckers, who finished 43rd with a time of 20:57. Tyler Peterson and Kade Schneider were not far behind, both finishing within 30.5 seconds of Bueckers.
The PR-B Tiger girls' top run came from Mara Adams in 20th place, while Anna Sechser finished with a time of 24:50.1.
Team scores: 1-Greenway-Nashwauk-Keewatin 28, 2-Brainerd 61, 3-Crosby-Ironton 64, 4-Deer River-Northland 101, 5-South Ridge 144, 6-Braham 154, 7-Pine River-Backus 155
Individual winner: 1-Geno Uhrbom (Greenway-Nashwauk-Keewatin) 16:34.4
Pine River-Backus results: 39-Marcus Lukanen 20:27.2, 43-Louis Bueckers 20:57.6, 45-Tyler Peterson 21:15.7, 47-Kade Schneider 21:28.1, 54-Caleb Travis 22:23.7, 55-Austin Beavers 22:32.6, 61-Tyler G 22:38.3, 63-Keenan Dahl 23:43.1, 64-Andrew Hoplin 23:53.0
Team scores: 1-Brainerd 31, 2-Greenway-Nashwauk-Keewatin 42, 3-Crosby-Ironton 73, 4-Mille Lacs 96, 5-Deer River-Northland 127, INC-South Ridge, INC-Braham, INC-Pine River
Individual winner: 1-Bridget Collins (Brainerd) 20:52.8
Pine River-Backus results: 20-Mara Adams 23:23.3, 31-Anna Sechser 24:50.1, 33-Lauren Penkhus 25:28.2