Cross-country: Tigers capture 12th straight HON crown

Emmett Johnson led the boys team with a second-place finish.
From left, Northwestern’s Emmett Johnson, Jacob Kephart and Bennett Nelson lead the pack at Norwood Golf Course during the John Woodbury Invitational Tuesday, Sept. 22 in Lake Nebagamon. Johnson, Kephart and Nelson finished first, second and third, respectively. (Jed Carlson /

The Northwestern boys cross country team captured its 12th straight Heart O’ North Conference title Tuesday, Oct. 13, in Spooner.

Emmett Johnson led the way with a second-place finish followed by Bennett Nelson (fifth), Ian Kalin (ninth), Jacob Kephart (10th) and Ryan Wick (17th).

The Northwestern girls finished fifth. Shayna Wick was the team's top finisher (seventh), followed by Autumn Askim (11th), Alayna Pederson (17th), Lyvia Carlson (26th) and Kendal Garner (37th).

The Tigers head to Amery on Tuesday for their sub-sectional.

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