Boy runners fall off the pace
Canby/Minneota's best boy runner came in 15th and they finished fifth out of nine teams as Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd won Thursday's cross country meet at Slayton.
Adam Koller of Worthington took the championship in 16:59.7 with Blake Stoks of Canby-Minneota in 15th place at 18:44.
Down the list in 24th place was Alexander Full at 19:32 with Eric Carrasco the third C-M finisher in 34th place with Tristan Bierschenk in 36th and Isaac Bach in 52nd place. Sean Dilley didn't run for C-M for the second straight meet.
BOYS: 1. LqPV/D-B 35; 2. Worthington 45; 3. Redwood Valley 91; 4. Pipestone 134; 5. Canby-Minneota 137; 6. Windom Area 161; 7. Springfield 179; 8. Sleepy Eye St. Mary's 193; 9. Murray County Central 201.
Medalist: Adam Koller, Worthington, 16:59.7.
Canby-Minneota: 15. Blake Stoks, 18:49; 24. Alexander Full, 19:23; 34. Eric Carrasco, 20:06; 36. Tristan Bierschenk, 20:11; 52. Isaac Bach, 21:37.6.
•The Canby/Minneota JV finished seventh of seven teams. Top C-M runner was Brandt Eischens in 35th place at 18:51.
•The C/M Junior High team won their event with 33 points with LqPV/D-B in second at 42.
Top runners were: Kolton Duis in second at 7:12; Michael Tol in fourth at 7:39.2; Zach Ourada in ninth at 7:51.1 and Sam Skorczewski in 10th at 7:51.3. In 17th place was Ty Thammavong at 8:08.