The Cambridge-Isanti and Braham harriers will take to their respective section meets this Thursday as the cross country season winds down.
The Bluejackets head to the Princeton Golf Course when the Section 7AA championships are hosted by the Tigers (2 p.m. start on Oct. 25). Top teams in the 7AA boys field to overcome are Andover, Forest Lake and Duluth East. The Andover girls are also strong in 7AA, as is Forest Lake.
Braham will travel to Pierz for the Section 5A Finals which begin at 4 p.m. on the 25th. The St. Cloud Cathedral squads are the defending champions in the section, and the Crusader boys are coming off a strong showing with a 1st in the Granite Ridge Conference finals. Great River champs Hinckley-Finlayson (boys) and Pine City (girls) are also part of the large 5A field.
The top two teams advance to the Nov. 3 State meet, along with the first eight individuals who are not members of the 1st and 2nd place teams.
C-I’s Last Chance Invite
The Bluejacket boys placed 2nd to Coon Rapids when they hosted the Last Chance Invite at the Grandy Nine GC Oct. 16. Patrick Jones (9th), Dylan Korta (10th) and Darren Codner (15th) paced the Jacket run that afternoon.
The C-I girls placed 7th at the meet, led by Paige Muehlhauser (26th), Maddie Oullette (33rd) and Taylor Oullette (36th). Mississippi 8 champ Monticello slipped past Big Lake for the meet title.
Both Braham teams placed 9th on the course. Rachel Eskuri (35th) and Jessica Westman (47th) led the Bomber girls, with Thomas Warner (31st) and Cody Anderson (49th) leading the boys.
C-I Last Chance Invite
BOYS: Coon Rapids 32, Cambridge-Isanti 87, Big Lake 95, Pine City 110, Math & Science 119, Rush City 153, Staples-Motley 180, Spectrum 208, Braham 249. Bluejacket Ind.: Jones 9th 18:06; Korta 10th 18:13; Codner 15th 18:35; Martens 25th 19:11; Oldenburg 28th 19:25; Yurczyk 29th 19:26; Boettcher 30th 19:26. Bomber Ind. Warner 31st 19:32; Anderson 49th 20:55; TenNapel 53rd 21:10; Foote 57th 22:51; Chapeldaine 59th 24:08
GIRLS: Monticello 30, Big Lake 36, Spectrum 78, Math & Science 118, Pine City 133, Staples-Motley 175, Cambridge-Isanti 178, Braham 239. Bluejacket Ind.: Muehlhauser 26th 17:29; M.Ouellette 33rd 17:57; T.Ouellette 36th 18:19; Winselman 39th 18:32; Guimont 44th 18:58; Swanson 45th 19:19. Bomber Ind.: Eskuri 35th 18:07; Westman 47th 19:33; Je.Winter 51st 21:11; Anderson 52nd 21:31; Ja.Winter 54th 24:16; Vanderport 55th 26:04; Richmond 56th 26:04.