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Woodbury cross country: Royals hit the road at Blaine invite

Woodbury junior Nick Wareham led the way for the Royals boys cross country team in Blaine, taking fifth place overall. (Bulletin photo by Patrick Johnson)

The Woodbury boys cross-country team finished sixth, while the Royals girls took seventh at the 15-team Blaine Invitational Thursday at Majestic Oaks Golf Course.

The Royals had 185 points with junior Nick Wareham leading the way with a fifth-place overall finish. Wareham completed the 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 59.8 seconds.

Woodbury senior Taylor Voit placed 16th with a time of 17:22.2, while senior Nathan Orf finished 29th in 17:43.7, freshman Joe Romain placed 58th in 18:07.2 and senior Daniel Buchmeier took 77th overall in 18:33.8.

Hopkins won the meet with 55 points while Minneapolis Washburn took second with 75 points and Minneapolis Southwest took third with 99 points.

The Woodbury girls cross-country team finished seventh with 193 points at the meet.

Eighth-grader Haley Orf paced the Royals with a 14th-place finish and a time of 15 minutes, 46.1 seconds on the 4-kilometer course.

Sophomore Katlyn Ableidinger finished 24th in 16:01 while sophomore Kathleen Danielson took 34th in 16:22.7, junior Julia Voss finished 58th in 16:55.8 and junior Catherine Henning took 63rd overall in 17:02.5.

East Ridge won the girls meet with 85 points, Hopkins took second with 105 and Minneapolis Washburn finished third with 139 points.

—Nick Gerhardt