Newark places 12th individually

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A pair of Otter Tail Central runners competed in the Ada-Borup/West invite on Thursday afternoon.

By Chad Koenen


Peter Newark placed 12th overall and posted a new personal best time at the Ada-Borup/West booster invitational on Thursday. Newark finished with a time of 17:12 to pace the Otter Tail Central runners at the 22 team meet.

As a team, the Bulldogs finished in sixth place overall in the boys meet. 

Joseph Froslee finished in 23rd place individually with a time of 18:03.9, while Jonas Hagemeister took 39th place with a time of 18:40.3, Talyn Setterholm finished in 41st place with a time of 18:46.3, Aidan Heggem finished in 67th place with a time of 19:49.1, August Wicklund finished in 75th place with a time of 20:34.3 and Quinn Condiff finished in 92nd place with a time of 21:32.4. 

On the girls side, Nora Froslee led the OTC charge as she finished in sixth place individually with a season best time of 20:53 to pace the Bulldogs. 

Erika Heibel finished in 24th place with a time of 22:18.1, Laney Frost finished in 36th place with a time of 23:01.9, Emily Christensen finished in 49th place with a time of 24:02.2 and Mae Hagemeister rounded out the varsity runners as she finished in 80th place with a time of 28:25.1. 

Head coach Brady Spleicher said the OTC runners enjoyed the Ada-Borup/West course. 

“Our athletes were excited to come back to this Ada course where we had success last year. We had 28 athletes either run a personal or season best. These times aren’t dropping by accident, I have been so impressed with the work ethic at practice and the drive of this team to become the best runners they can be,” said Spleicher. “Next week we are heading to Grand Forks and I’m hoping this momentum will continue and the Bulldogs will keep dropping time.”

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Two Otter Tail Central runners lead a runner from Wadena-Deer Creek during last week’s cross country meet at Ada-Borup/West.

Other highlights from the meet last week include: Nathan Russ who ran a personal best of 20:18 to finish in ninth place in the JV race, Josiah Mansker ran a personal best time in the 2-mile course with a time of 12:59 to take seventh place in the junior high race and Delia Tebrugge ran a 2-mile personal best time of 14:46 to finish in ninth place in the junior high race. 

Boys JV

9. Nathan Russ 20:18.8

25.Jack Jossart 21:37.4

50. Cayden Mansker 24:00.5

54. Mason Hoyt 25:06.4

Boys JH

7. Josiah Mansker 12:59.5

32. Jack Robinson 14:14.9

44. Logan Jenson 15:13.1

53. Matt Brandborg 15:40.0

59. Fred Scott 16:41.4 

60. Elias Chase 16:41.7

64. Oliver Heggem 17:01.3

65. Chase Hoff 17:06.3

67. Jordan Hallberg 17:09.1

68. Ethan Sanju 17:10.6

70. Oren Brackin 17:18.7 

72. MaCade Barbe 17:33.8

Girls JH

9. Delia Tebrugge 14:46.5

37. Tegan Brandon 16:28.7

60. Claire Kraemer 19:10.3