THE HORNET BOYS (white jerseys) lined up next to the Bulldogs for the start of the varsity 5000 meters Tuesday at the Becker Invitational. Big Lake finished second. Becker was fourth. (Photo by Bill Morgan.)

Boys 2nd at Becker meet

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Staff Writer
Ken Francis

 

The Big Lake boys finished second and the girls took fourth at the Becker Invitational cross country meet Tuesday on the Pebble Creek Golf Course.
Nate Souther was the individual champion for the boys. He took the top spot in a field of seven teams, crossing the finish line in 16:35.
Logan Engberg finished 11th in 18:03.
Eighth-grader Matthew Trutna moved up to the varsity team and placed 19th overall in 18:28.
Jacob Block took 23rd in 18:38, followed by Cory Gease in 24th in 19:03.
Alex Sanford (32nd, 19:44) and Matt Yates (47th, 20:48) were Big Lake’s sixth and seventh finishers.
Final team scores were: Mora 30; Big Lake 71; Pine City 96; Becker 99; Milaca 127; North Branch 131; Princeton 151.
Shelby Kline led the girls with a fourth-place finish in 15:27.
Laura Kisner took sixth in 15:49. Rachel Olson was 18th in 16:58.
The other four Hornet girls finished close together: Arrica Imm (24th, 17:09), Ellie Murphy (29th, 17:24), Kelsey Nelson (32nd, 17:30) and Rachel Adams (36th, 17:39.)
Final team scores were: Mora 57; Becker 60; North Branch 69; Big Lake 76; Princeton 95; Milaca 154; Pine City 180.
The boys junior high team remained undefeated, winning its fourth meet of the season, even without their top two runners. Matthew Trutna ran varsity and Logan Nagorski is out with an injury. 
Ben Morris was the individual champ, finishing in 12:14. Big Lake’s other top five runners were Adam Nygaard (5th, 12:45), Parker Liebl (7th, 12:54), Joe Morris (10th, 13:14) and Alex White (16th, 13:28).
The Hornets run at Albany Tuesday.

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Andrew Paul Pittman

FORTY-FIVE YOUTHS AND NINE ADULTS traveled to Ashland, MT to participate in a mission trip at an Indian Reservation last week. The group was led by Youth Pastor Doug Watercott of Mary of the Visitation Catholic Church in Becker/Big Lake. (Submitted Photo)

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