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Paynesville Press - September 13, 2006

Boys run sixth at BBE

By Michael Jacobson

The PAHS boys' cross country team placed sixth in a 17-team meet at Brooten, hosted by BBE, on Thursday in their second meet of the fall.

Flanders finishes 9th The Bulldogs were led by a pair of top-10 finishers: senior Dugan Flanders in ninth and eighth grader Tanner Wendroth in tenth.

Montevideo (85) won the meet by beating Albany (90) by five and Sauk Centre (94) by nine. Both Albany and Sauk Centre are West Central Conference North rivals of the Dogs.

Senior Dugan Flanders finished ninth at the BBE Invite held in Brooten on Thursday, leading the Dogs to a sixth-place finish in the 17-team meet.

Sophomore Josh Sturtz (30th), sophomore Ezra Thompson (36th), and senior Peder Thompson (48th) completed the Dogs' team score.

"The boys are really progessing so far this year," said coach Darrel Carstens.  "Our kids ran very well."

This week, the Dogs will run at Little Crow Golf Course (between New London and Spicer) on Thursday, starting at 4:15 p.m.

Next week, the Dogs will run at Pierz (which will host the section meet later this fall) on Monday, Sept. 18, also starting at 4:15 p.m.

Boy CC runners
Sophomore Josh Sturtz (30th, left) and eighth grader Tanner Wendroth (10th, right) ran together ealrier in the race at Brooten on Thursday.

Team Scores
1. Montevideo 85
2. Albany 90
3. Sauk Centre 94
4. Redwood Valley 97
5. Renville County West 119
6. Paynesville 133
7. Litchfield 146
8. Benson 204
9. Royalton 217
10. New London-Spicer 231
11. St. John's Prep 289
12. BOLD 321
13. Maple Lake 361
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   EV-W/Kimball Inc.
   Minnewaska Inc.

Individual Results
9. Dugan Flanders 18:46
10. Tanner Wendroth 18:47
30. Josh Sturtz 20:03
36. Ezra Thompson 20:29
48. Peder Thompson 21:05
72. Kohl Nehowig 22:31

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