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Cross-Country: Hall sets school record in Alexandria

Pequot Lakes Cross-Country

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Eli Hall poses with head coach Jeff Brever, left, and assistant coach Clayton Foster after setting a new school 5K record on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022. Hall broke the record previously set by Foster.
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ALEXANDRIA — Eli Hall ran a sixth-place time of 16:07.6 for the Pequot Lakes Patriots boys in the Alexandria Invite Saturday, Oct. 8.

Hall’s time was a new school record, beating the previous record time of 16:14 set by current Patriot assistant coach Clayton Foster.

“Straight from the gun, Eli shot out like a cannon running right behind the lead pack,” head coach Jeff Brever said in an email. “Eli had one goal in mind – it was to break the school record – and he did not deviate from his plan. Eli's mile split times were 5:00, 5:15, 5:20 and then his last 1/10-mile finished with a strong kick. Eli has worked very hard over the summer and it is paying off.”

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Pequot Lakes' Eli Hall competes in the Alexandria Invite on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022.
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The Patriots finished 20th out of 27 teams in the boys race. Hall was followed by Liam Zins and Shane Crowley, who finished in times of 17:56.8 and 18:02.3, respectively.

Eli has worked very hard over the summer and it is paying off.
Jeff Brever, Pequot Lakes cross-country head coach

The Pequot Lakes girls were led by Rian Zutter who placed 61st.

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Boys results

Team scores: 1-Stillwater 77, 2-Mounds View 83, 3-Edina 177, 4-Roseville 204, 5-St. Paul Highland Park 216, 6-Buffalo 217, 7-White Bear Lake 243, 8-Monticello 249, 9-Becker 265, 10-Marshall 324…15-Staples-Motley 367…20-Pequot Lakes 448…23-Little Falls 661

Individual winner: Nolan Sutter (Chaska) 15:34.5

Pequot Lakes results: 6-Eli Hall 16:07.6, 80-Liam Zins 17:56.8, 85-Shane Crowley 18:02.3, 112-Charlie Schiessl 18:33.8, 165-James Johnson 20:31.5, 178-Elijah Toftness 21:02.3, 186-Caleb Toftness 22:01.3

Girls results

Team scores: 1-St. Paul Highland Park 79, 2-Alexandria 134, 3-Edina 150, 4-Mounds View 153, 5-Becker 156, 6-Staples-Motley 172, 7-Marshall 190, 8-Monticello 232, 9-Willmar 251, 10-Roseville 263…14-Little Falls 344…25-Pequot Lakes 642

Individual winner: Luna Scorzelli (St. Paul Highland Park) 17:52.9

Pequot Lakes results: 61-Rian Zutter 20:47.2, 133-Erika English 23:16.2, 149-Emily Dru Held 24:22.2, 155-Lilix Gustafson 24:52.5, 163-Emma Bitzer 25:26.2, 165-Emma Flaws 26:19.9

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Dan Determan has been a reporter for the Echo Journal since 2014, primarily covering sports at Pequot Lakes and Pine River-Backus
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