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WHS boys win race in Adrian; Luverne's Owen Janiszeski, MCC/F's Amanda Overgaauw individual champs

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ADRIAN -- Fanuel Wolday and Mikele Walu placed 2-3 to help the Worthington Trojans boys cross country team to a team victory Tuesday in an 11-team meet at the Adrian Country Club.

Owen Janiszeski of Luverne captured the individual title with a clocking of 17:04.20 in the 5,000-meter race. Wolday and Walu ran it in 17:24.88 and 17:31.94, respectively.

Worthington edged Luverne 54-61 in the team standings. Next was Butterfield-Odin with 111, Windom Area 113, Jackson County Central 146, Pipestone Area 169, Murray County Central 170, Springfield/Cedar Mountain 189, Adrian/Ellsworth 193, Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 215 and Heron Lake-Okabena 261.

The Murray County Central/Fulda girls, behind sisters Amanda and Ashley Overgaauw, catapulted their team to first place with 34 points compared to runner-up Luverne’s 56. Amanda won the individual race in 18:38.39 while Ashley came in second at 19:44.27.

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Other scores on the girls’ side had Pipestone Area with 107, Adrian/Ellsworth 123, Windom Area 124, JCC 145, Springfield/Cedar Mountain 150, R-T-R 195, Southwest Christian/Edgerton 231 and Worthington 260.

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For the boys, Ryan Pierson of Butterfield-Odin was fourth (17:35.34) and Evan Paplow of JCC was fifth (18:03). Other top Trojans included Filmon Wolday (11th, 18:51.20), Austin Kinser (17th, 19:11.69) and Asrat Bonnett (21st, 19:35.67).

Jenna DeBates of Luverne finished third in the girls race in a time of 20:04.34. Kaylee Walklin of Windom Area was fourth at 20:14.97.

Kenadie Thiner was Worthington’s top girl finisher, coming in 51st at 26:56.10.

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