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Cross country: Wadena-Deer Creeks sweeps New York Mills invite

The Wadena-Deer Creek cross country teams swept the New York Mills invite last week in dominating fashion.

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NEW YORK MILLS – The Wadena-Deer Creek cross country teams swept the New York Mills invite last week.

The WDC girls finished in six of the top eight spots to beat New York Mills and Ada-Borup-West with a team score of 18. Amber Collins (22:08, 2nd), Britta Sweeney (22:16.59, 3rd) and Karly Haverkamp (22:30.93, 5th) collected top-five finishes.

Ally Pavek (23:29.28), Lydia Oldakowski (24:17.40) and Brielle Kern (24:50.75) finished consecutively after Haverkamp. Cambrie Geiger clocked in at 25:56.00 to round out the Wolverines in 12th.

Lane Hoefs won the boys race, pacing the WDC runners with a time of 18:09.18. Phillip Ross took third place with a time of 19:42.56, while Grant Nelson finished in fifth (20::40.53). Trevin Kern (22:16.64) and Tayton Lehmann (22:51.50) completed varsity scoring for the Wolverines.

The WDC boys took first place with a team score of 35, beating out Ottertail Central by seven points.

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NEW YORK MILLS INVITE BOYS TEAM SCORES- 1- Wadena-Deer Creek 18, 2- New York Mills 48, 3- Ada-Borum-West 70

NEW YORK MILLS INVITE GIRLS TEAM SCORES- 1- Wadena-Deer Creek 35, 2- Ottertail Central 42, 3- Ada-Borup-West 53, 4- New York Mills 94

WDC BOYS VARSITY FINISHERS- 1- Lane Hoefs 18:09, 3- Phillip Ross 19:42, 5- Grant Nelson 20:40, 11- Trevin Kern 22:16, 15- Tayton Lehmann 22:16, 17- Diego Shaw, 21- Isaac Heppner 24.54

WDC GIRLS VARSITY FINISHERS- 2- Amber Collins 22:08, 3- Britta Sweeney 22:16, 5- Karly Haverkamp 22:30, 6- Ally Pavek 23:29, 7- Lydia Oldakowski 24:17, 8- Brielle Kern 24:50, 12- Cambrie Geiger 25:56

Jared Rubado is the sports editor for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and the Perham Focus. He moved to the area in September of 2021 after covering sports for the Alexandria Echo Press for nearly three years. Jared graduated from the University of Augustana in 2018 with degrees in journalism and sports managment.
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