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Schmitz runs 16:31 time in Bagley Invitational

A 14th place finish by Emma Schmitz marked the highlight of Wadena-Deer Creek's trip to Bagley on Tuesday for the Bagley Invitational.

Schmitz turned in a time of 16:31 on the Bagley course, where she ran a 16:02.10 last October to qualify for her first Class A state meet.

Roseau's Madeline Huglen took top individual honors in the 14-team girls' meet with a time of 15:37, but Warroad won the team title with 73 points. The Wolverines finished 13th with 292 points.

Joining Schmitz in the varsity meet were Brianna Rosenthal, who ran 52nd with an 18:18, Gabi Ross, who ran 82nd with a 19:51, Sydney Greenwaldt, who ran 8th with a 20:09 and Tiffany Meeks, who ran 96th with a 21:24.

Brody Wangsness paced the Wadena-Deer Creek boys' team with a 71st place time of 19:53. Tristin Godel was four places behind Wangsness with a 20:09. Konnor Stueve came up with a 21:24 for 91st place. Finishing 107th was Adam Leverson with a 22:55. Joseph Najjar placed 113th with a 24:31.

The Wolverines placed 14th in the 16-team meet with 413 points. Bemidji won the team title with 54 points. Bemidji's Sam Carlson set the pace for all runners with a 16:29.

Bagley Invitational


Bemidji 54, Pelican Rapids 79, Perham 88, Roseau 123, Park Rapids 129, Thief River Falls 163, Pequot Lakes 190, Staples-Motley 204, Hawley 220, International Falls 232, Grand Forks Central 255, Bagley-Fosston 358, United North Central 396, Wadena-Deer Creek 413, Warroad 419, Pine River-Backus 439


Warroad 73, International Falls 103, Park Rapids 119, United North Central 123, Roseau 130, Pequot Lakes 146, Pelican Rapids 170, Thief River Falls 179, Lake of the Woods 212, Perham 220, Grand Forks Central 279, Staples-Motley 282, Wadena-Deer Creek 292, Pine River-Backus 375