Sundberg, Putz lead Milaca at section cross country meet

Junior Cameron Sundberg placed 21st in the boys race while senior Julia Putz finished 32nd in the girls race to pace Milaca at the Section 5A Cross Country Meet Friday at the Pierz Golf Course.

The Wolves placed ninth in the girls team standings and 16th in the boys team standings.

Sundberg covered the 5,000-meter course in 17:35.70.

Foley senior Charlie Lawrence won the boys individual title in 15:58.50 while St. Cloud Cathedral junior Nick Golebiowski was second in 16:21.20 and Cathedral senior Noah Ebel was third in 16:38.60.

Milaca’s other runners were sophomore Jacob Riebel, who placed 72nd in 18:50.8, sophomore Bennett Lerud, who placed 103rd in 19:56.40, sophomore Brandon Borsi, who was 110th in 20:16.0, ninth-grader Rex Peterson, who was 112th in 20:28.2, ninth-grader Dan Strohmayer, who was 116th in 20:45.70, and sophomore Jay Kephart, who was 132nd in 21:56.9.

Cathedral, with six runners in the top 14, won the boys team title with a score of 20 while Mora was second at 106 and Providence Academy was third at 131. Mayer Lutheran was fourth at 163 and Foley was fifth at 173.

Milaca was 16th in the 21-team boys meet with a score of 415.

Putz, running her final race in a strong career, placed 32nd in 16:48.2.

Sophomore Alex Ploeger placed 42nd in 17:08.90, senior Kaija Crowe placed 52nd in 17:21.5, seventh-grader Allison Mathison was 55th in 17:23.10, sophomore Irina Danilyuk was 60th in 17:26.90, ninth-grader Lizzy Fordyce was 65th in 17:38.30 and seventh-grader Abigale Mathison was 93rd in 18:28.30.

St. Cloud Christian School junior McKenzie Holt won the 4,000-meter race in 14:36.90. Annandale ninth-grader Elizabeth Schlafke was second in 15:01.00 and Mayer Lutheran ninth-grader Hannah Truniger was third in 15:11.70.

Annandale won the girls title with a score of 60 while Spectrum was second at 85 and Cathedral placed third at 112. Maple Lake was fourth at 117 and Providence Academy was fifth at 167.

Milaca was ninth with a score of 238.

The meet was schedule for Thursday but was pushed to Friday because of the cold, wet weather.

“We did okay,” said Milaca Coach Joe Wildman. “We’ve been battling some illness and the weather didn’t help.

“We had a good season.”