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Carlson paces Jacks at St. Cloud

Sam Carlson finished fifth overall to lead the Bemidji boys cross country team to a fifth-place finish at Tuesday's 11-team St. Cloud Tech Invitational.

Carlson completed the race in 16:45 and was 42 seconds behind the leader, Glenn Ellingson of Moorhead.

Dan Clemenson was 23rd (17:37) and Seth Neubeck finished in 26th place (17:48). Other Bemidji results saw Ryan Erickson place 27th (17:49), Adam Lewis 32nd (17:59), Adam Holter 39th (18:05) and Thomas Revering 41st (18:08).

In the girls division Dani Gronhovd was the top Lumberjacks finisher as she was 36th with a time of 17:00.

Bemidji competed without its top two runners, Jenna and Kim Truedson.

Nicole Erdman was 39th (17:08), Kayla Olson 48th (17:39), Mikayla Connell 49th (17:42), Hannah Dressen 53rd (17:53) and Rachel Becker 56th (18:10).

The Lumberjacks will close their regular season next Tuesday when they host the Bemidji Invitational at Greenwood Golf Course.

St. Cloud Tech Invitational

Girls Varsity

St. Cloud Cathedral 25, Moorhead 48, Willmar 87, Brainerd 124, Duluth East 132, Sartell 155, Rocori 204, St. Cloud Apollo 223, Bemidji 225, St. Cloud Tech 272, Sauk Rapids 322 1-Danielson (SCC) 15:01 Bemidji's results: 36-Gronhovd 17:00; 39-Erdman 17:08; 48-Olson 17:39; 49- Connell 17:42; 53-Dressen 17:53; 56-Becker 18:10

Boys Varsity

St. Cloud Cathedral 44, Moorhead 44, Willmar 86, Sartell 92, Bemidji 113, Duluth East 155, Brainerd 214, Rocori 225, St. Cloud Tech 229, St. Cloud Apollo 310, Sauk Rapids 315 1-Ellingson (Moor) 16:03 Bemidji's results: 5-Carlson 16:45; 23-Clemenson 17:37; 26-Neubeck 17:48; 27- Erickson 17:49; 32-Lewis 17:59; 39-Holter 18:05; 41-Revering 18:08

Pat Miller

Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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