Senior Ethan Johnson finished fourth overall with a time of 17:02.9 as the Pequot Lakes boys claimed the Section 7-1A championship Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Jesse Clausen also cracked the top 10 with a seventh place finish in 17:30.5, while Dawsin Ackerman and Collin Yahn finished five seconds apart for for 15th and 18th place, respectively.
Jacob Schnoor of Pine River-Backus was 52nd in 19:16.2, followed closely by Nathan Nations, who finished 2.2 seconds later for 54th. As a team, the Tigers finished 13th overall.
Team scores: 1-Pequot Lakes 67, 2-GNK 71, 3-Virginia 92, 4-Ely 109, 5-North Shore 170, 13-Pine River-Backus 365, 21-Crosby-Ironton 499
Individual winner: Geno Uhrbom (GNK) 15:58.7
Pequot Lakes results: 4-Ethan Johnson 17:02.9, 7-Jesse Clausen 17:30.5, 15-Dawsin Ackerman 17:54.5, 18-Collin Yahn 17:59.1, 23-Charlie Schiessl 18:24.4, 30-Isaak Geroy 18:33.4
Pine River-Backus results: 52-Jacob Schnoor 19:16.2, 54-Nathan Nations 19:18.4, 81-Andrew Bueckers 20:16.2, 87-Corbin Knapp 20:32.5, 91-Isaiah Aulie 20:44.5, 95-Marcus Lukanen 20:47.3, 122-Robert Bueckers 22:05.4