The Otter Tail Central cross country teams competed at the conference meet last week. The girls team took third place and the boys took second.

The Park Region conference cross country meet was held in Wadena, on Tuesday, Oct. 19.  The Otter Tail Central Bulldogs both came away with podium finishes and totaled five runners earning all-conference honors. 

The girls were first to toe the line and were led by Kyleigh Shebeck finishing in ninth place with a time of 22:14. Erika Heibel and Norah Froslee also earned all-conference by finishing in 11th and 15th. 

Laney Frost and Allyson Goodman just missed out on the top 20 by placing 21st and 22nd to round out the scoring Bulldogs. The girls team finished in third place with 78 points, UNC was second with 62 and WDC won the meet with 40 points.

“I’m happy with how the girls were able to come out today and compete with some really good programs,” said coach Speicher. “Wadena is a very good team and the girls went out and stuck with them for a little more than half the race. We had a great team showing and I look forward to carrying this momentum into the section meet on Friday.”

In the boys race, Bertha-Hewitt took home the conference title with 37 points, the Bulldogs were second with 70, and ABE in third with 85. For the first time all season the first runner to cross for the Bulldogs was Joseph Froslee in seventh place, earning an all-conference honor, and right on his heels was senior Isaac Scherfenberg in eighth, to also earn all-conference honors. 

Peter Newark, Blake Alonzo and Jonas Hagemeister squeezed into the top 20 finishing, 17th, 18th and 20th respectively.

“This boys season really has been a rollercoaster, unfortunately due to illness we have yet to run our complete team since the fourth week of the season. For the guys to go out short handed and get second I thought was impressive. Hopefully for sections we will have everyone back and look to surprise some teams in our section,” said Speicher.

Joseph Froslee competed in the cross country meet last week.

Girls results

9. Kyleigh Shebeck 22:14.9

11. Erika Heibel 22:53.5

15. Norah Froslee 23:36.1

21. Elane Frost 24:13.2

22. Allyson Goodman 24:29.1

29. Raeanne Frost 25:09.8

51. Delia Tebrugge 27:37.0

53. Mae Hagemeister 28:26.1

Team results

1. WDC 40

2. UNC 62

3. OTC 78

4. Pillager 121

5. NYM 128

6. Pine River-Backus 204


7. Joseph Froslee 18:53.1

8. Isaac Scherfenberg 18:55.6

17. Peter Newark 19:43.0

18. Blake Alonzo 19:43.7

20. Jonas Hagemeister 19:56.6

22. Kyle Tierney 20:07.1

25. Nathan Ross 20:38.9

38. Aiden Heggem 21:32.9

40. Norman Hoff 21:49.9

41. Noah Mansker 21:51.3

44. August Wicklund 22:03.0

62. Quinn Condiff 24:31.9

68. Cayden Mansker 26:49.7

70. Jack Robinson 28:08.7

1. Bertha-Hewitt 37

2. OTC 70

3. ABE 85

4. WDC 116

5. Parkers Prairie 149

6. Pine River-Backus 152

7. NYM 172

8. Pillager 244