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Friday, October 7, 2016

PHS wins girls team title at Durand Invite cross country meet

DURAND - Prescott High School's Cross Country Team won the team title of the Durand Invitational in the girls' race last Thursday at Rolling Greens Golf Course.

The invite was rescheduled for Thursday from last month after it had been postponned due to heavy rains. Eleven teams took part in the meet.

PHS edged out Cameron for the title 67-71. The Cardinals placed its top five runners in the top 26 of the field of 86 runners. The Cards were led by Sam Ritter's fifth place showing in 21:37. All five of the Cardinals scoring runners were under 24 minutes in time.

The Prescott boys placed second behind No. 10 ranked Durand (Division 3) 25-71. Prescott's top five runners placed in the top 30 and  the Cards had three runners in the top 10 led by Phil Pena's 4th place in 18:09; Cody Hauenstein in 6th in 18:22 and Dylan Rieken, 7th in 18:23.

The Cards' next meet is the MBC Meet in Osceola next Thursday. For more on the Redbirds harrier squad and their week of action and a preview of the MBC meet read next week's print edition of the Prescott Journal, on newsstands and in town Wednesday.

Prescott's Ella Linder tries to stay ahead of Durand's Emma Hanson and Colfax's Abigail Schotter as the finish line approaches in the Durand Invitational

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