The Spartan Invite looked a little different this year.
Instead of being held at Nemadji Golf Course, the invite was run on Billings Drive in the Superior Municipal Forest near the Superior Disc Golf Course. And instead of hosting numerous teams, the Spartans squared off against Marshall and Proctor Thursday, Sept. 10.
Proctor’s Josh Knight took the boys title in 18:27. Shane Leask was Superior’s top runner finishing in fourth place, followed by Ed Hakenson in fifth, Jonny Rhodes in sixth and Henry Huber in seventh. Jasen Bruzek rounded out the Spartan scoring finishing in 10th place.
Superior’s Shane Leask runs to a fourth place finish at the Superior Invite on Billings Drive Thursday, Sept. 10. The Spartan boys took second behind Proctor. (Jed Carlson / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Proctor won the boys’ team title with 23 points, followed by Superior with 32.
On the girls side, Marshall’s Keegan Mcauliffe won in 19:44. Halle Barker paced the Spartans finishing in 10th place; Savannah Leopold finished 12th; Grace Lemke was 14th; Kailey Roeber was 17th; and Alexis Holden rounded out Superior’s scoring in 20th place.
Superior’s Halle Barker eyes the finish line along Billings Drive Thursday, Sept. 10, during the Spartan Invite. Barker, the Spartans' top finisher, finished 10th overall. (Jed Carlson / email@example.com)
Proctor took the girls’ team title as well with 21 points, Marshall had 56 points, and Superior took third with 62 points.
The Spartans next action is Thursday, Sept. 17, at Hermantown.
Superior runners, from left, Savannah Leopold, Grace Lemke and Halle Barker run past a puddle along the course on Billings Drive Thursday, Sept. 10. Barker, the Spartans' top finisher, finished 10th overall. Leopold finished in 12th place and Lemke was 14th. (Jed Carlson / firstname.lastname@example.org)
Girls Team Scores
1. Proctor, 21; 2. Duluth Marshall, 56; 3. Superior, 62
Top 5 Girls
1. Keegan Mcauliffe, DM, 19:44; 2. Lizzy Harnell, P, 21:49; 3. Della Bittendorf, P, 21:51; 4. Paige Evans, P, 21:58; 5. Morgan Binsfield, P, 22:44.
10. Halle Barker, 24:35; 12. Savannah Leopold, 24:56; 14. Grace Lemke, 25:11; 17. Kailey Roeber, 26:02; 20. Alexis Holden, 26:40.
Boys Team Scores
1. Proctor, 23; 2. Superior, 32; 3. Duluth Marshall, no score.
Top 5 Boys
1. Josh Knight, P, 18:27; 2. John Werner, P, 18:29; 3. Elija Wozniak, P, 19:05; 4. Shane Leask, SHS, 19:28; 5. Ed Hakenson, SHS, 19:58.
4. Shane Leask, 19:28; 5. Ed Hakenson, 19:58; 6. Jonny Rhodes, 20:07; 7. Henry Huber, 20:27; 10. Jasen Bruzek, 20:44.