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Tiger boys take first at Pillager Invite

PR-B's Emma Templeton finished ninth overall with a time of 30:18 at the Pillager Invitational Thursday, Sept. 21.

Nick Ackerman finished first and Luke Sechser second to lead the Pine River-Backus Tigers boys cross-country team to a first-place finish in the Pillager Invite at Madden's Pine Beach West Golf Course Thursday, Sept. 21.

Ackerman crossed the line in 20:55 with Sechser finishing in 20:58. The Tigers tied with New York Mills with 43 points apiece, but PR-B was awarded the win via tiebreaker.

The Tiger girls were led by Mara Adams who finished sixth with a time of 28:30, followed by Emma Templeton's 30:18 ninth-place finish. Sidney Lodge was in the lead before coming down with a leg injury.

Boys results

Team scores: 1-Pine River-Backus 43, 2-New York Mills 43, 3-Pillager 52, 4-Parkers Prairie 92

Individual winner: 1- Nick Ackerman (PRB) 20:55

PR-Backus : 1-Nick Ackerman (PRB) 20:55, 2-Luke Sechser (PRB) 20:58, 11-Louis Bueckers 23:03, 14-Finagen O'Dell 24:00, 15-Caleb Travis 24:26, 18-Keenan Dahl 25:19, 19-Tyler Peterson 25:20, 22-Kade Schneider 26:03. 25-Chris Krecklau 26:22, 28-Andrew Hopkin 27:06

Girls results

Team scores: 1-Pillager 25, inc-Pine River-Backus, New York Mills and Parkers Prairie

Individual winner: 1-Bell Bauck (NYM) 23:45

PR-Backus : 6-Mara Adams 28:30; 9-Emma Templeton 30:18; 11-Isabella Netland 31:05; 14-Vivian Bueckers 31:38