The Solon Springs High School boys cross-country team won its third straight Indianhead Conference title Thursday, Oct. 11, at Northern Pines Golf Course in Iron River.

The Eagles finished with 42 points with Ironwood finishing second with 54 points.

The Solon Springs girls finished in second place with 41 points. Hurley won the girls title with 25 points.

Ironwood runners swept the individual titles with Nick Niemi winning the boys race with a time of 17 minutes, 32.2 seconds and Emily Carey finishing first among the girls in 21:19.2.

Solon Springs’ Owen Dickenson finished second among the boys with a  time of 17:23.2. Also for the Eagles, Alex Hunter finished eighth, Aaron Pfister was ninth, Luke Dahlberg 11th, and Noland Burchfield 12th.

The Eagle girls were led by Allie Nordskog’s fifth-place finish in 23:01.

“We are very proud of the kids,” SSHS coach Dale Rajala said. “They have put a lot of work into this season and it has really paid off.”

The WIAA Division 3 sectional meet is Saturday, Oct. 20, back at Northern Pines Golf Course.

The boys race begins at 1 p.m., followed by the girls at 2 p.m.

 

Indianhead Conference Cross-Country Meet

Northern Pines Golf Course - Iron River

Boys Team Scores

Solon Springs, 42; Ironwood, 54; Butternut, 69; Drummond, 105; Hurley, 117; Washburn, 128.

Top 5

  1. Nick Niemi, I, 17:32.2; 2. Owen Dickenson, SS, 17:23.2; 3. Carson Thewis, H, 18:06.6; 4. Sam Borchers, W, 18:11.8; 5. David Collins, I, 18:48.9.

Solon Springs Results

  1. Owen Dickenson, 17:23.2; 8. Alex Hunter, 19:01.6; 9. Aaron Pfister, 19:10.8; 11. Luke Dahlberg, 19:12.3; 12. Noland Burchfield, 19:14.7; 18. Christian Sellwood, 19:31.1; 23. Colby Latvala, 20:02.7.

 

Girls Team Scores

Hurley, 25; Solon Springs, 41; Washburn, 64

Top 5

  1. Emily Carey, I, 21:19; 2. Mariah Sejbl, H, 21:24.4; 3. MacKenzie Backman, H, 21:51.5; 4. Signey Buerger, H, 22:21.5; 5. Allie Nordskog, SS, 23:01.

Solon Springs Results

  1. Allie Nordskog, 23:01; 7. Nona Thompson, 23:29.4; 8. Jetta Swanson, 23:36.9; 12. Lily Nordskog, 24:11.5; 32. Julia Manor, 28:38.5; 34. Jade Maki, 29:35.2.