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Tiger boys 7th at season opener

The Pine River-Backus boys placed seventh and the Tiger girls were 10th at the season opening cross country meet on Monday, Aug. 31, at the Vintage Golf Course in Staples.

Detroit Lakes won the boys' title with 23 points while PR-B finished with 159. The top Tiger finisher was Luke Downie, who was eighth in 19 minutes, 58 seconds for the 5-kilometer race.

In the girls meet, Park Rapids finished with 64 while United North Central was a close second with 66. Sidney Lodge was the top Tiger finisher in 33rd place.

PR-B is scheduled to compete at the Pequot Lakes Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 10, in Crosslake.

Boys team standings: Detroit Lakes 23, Ottertail Central 57, Wadena-Deer Creek 131, United North Central 134, Melrose Area 141, Staples-Motley 143, Pine River-Backus 159, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 178, Park Rapids 193

Individual winner: Aaron Johnson (Detroit Lakes) 18:39

PR-B results: 8-Luke Downie 19:58; 30-Luke Sechster 22:18; 37-Troy Fetter 22:36; 41-Torry Hirschey 22:54; 43-Nick Ackerman 23:09; 54-Kyle Tschida 24:16; 60-Peter Koering 26:30

PR-B junior high results (1.5 miles): Marcus Lukanen 13:08, Louis Bueckers 13:23, Caleb Travis 13:46, Eli Odell 13:50, John Welte 14:55, Andrew Hopkin 17:10, Jarrod Birr 17:09

Girls team standings: Park Rapids Area 64, United North Central 66, Detroit Lakes 79, Staples-Motley 115, Wadena-Deer Creek 140, Ottertail Central 165, Melrose Area 166, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 174, Bagley-Fosston 185, PR-B 239

Individual winner: Lydia Kentonen (Park Rapids) 22:04

PR-B results: 33-Sidney Lodge 26:56: 41-Shayna Moore 27:17; 43-Cheyenne Swenson 27:24; 58-Brianna Adkins 30:09; 64-Laura Oates 34:59