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Schmitz, Janson pace Wolverines at Deer River

Wadena-Deer Creek's Emma Schmitz placed third and Neil Janson finished fifth in the Deer River/Northland Invitational Tuesday afternoon.

Joey Pate and Brody Wangsness ran 14th and 15th for WDC in the boys' varsity race while Brianna Rosenthal ran 22nd in the girls' varsity race.

Pequot Lakes' Mike Ryan set the winning pace in the boys' race with a time of 17:38. Pillager's Sarah Neuruer won the girls' meet with a 16:19 time.

Pequot took top honors in both varsity races.

Deer River/Northland Invitational


Pequot Lakes 24, Pillager 48, Deer River 108, Pine River-Backus 115, McGregor 127


Pequot Lakes 28, UNC 57, Deer River 84, Pillager 97, Pine River-Backus 132

Janson places 49th

Neil Janson posted a 49th place finish in the Milaca Mega Meet Saturday with a time of 18:42.1.

Trailing the WDC senior in the meet were teammates Joe Pate and Brody Wangsness who placed 82nd and 96th respectively with times of 19:29.2 and 19:56.4.

WDC's Emma Schmitz placed 79th in the girls' varsity field with a time of 18:19.8.

A field of 34 teams competed in the boys' meet while girls competed in the girls' meet.

Milaca Mega Meet



Crosby-Ironton 50, Trinity River Ridge 115, Eveleth-Gilbert 137, St. James 149, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 170, Pierz 467, Wadena-Deer Creek incomplete

Individual winner: Byron Shuldt (Nevis) 16:17.0


Trinity River Ridge 89, USC-AC 103, Providence Academy 130, Holdingford 160, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 186, Crosby-Ironton 215, Pierz 281, Wadena-Deer Creek incomplete

Individual winner: Meghan Henriksen (Mankato Loyola) 15:15.6