Orr, Gidel double up
EAGLE GROVE — Humboldt’s Quinton Orr and Bryce Gidel once again found themselves on top of the podium after winning the Dick Bell Invitational in Eagle Grove.
Orr (16:32) beat Gilbert’s Griffin Ruba (17:11) for the individual championship.
Gilbert was the team champion (37), placing four runners in the Top-10, with the fifth crossing in 11th place.
The Wildcat boys were second with 51 points and three runners in Top 10 and all-five counters in Top-21.
Clear Lake (112), Forest City (120) and Eagle Grove (137) finished third through fifth, while Algona (153) was sixth.
Joining Orr in the Top-10 was teammates Eric Wittrock (17:25) and Devon Coon (17:40) in fifth and seventh respectively.
Eagle Grove’s Jon Koester (17:21) was fourth.
Algona’s Ryan Stundahl (18:02) was 12th.
Humboldt’s Trevor Jacobson (18:25) and Algona’s Brandon Steil (18:38) rounded out the Top-20.
Gidel won by more than 50 seconds in 19:41 as the Wildcat girls placed third with 94 points. Gilbert (47) was the girls team champion and Emmetsburg (84) was runner-up. Algona finished fourth (99) and Eagle Grove (133) was fifth.
Humboldt’s Kirstyn Beaman was 13th (22:41), while Allison Hoag (23:15) was 21st.
Algona had three runners place in the Top-10, led by Carley Mullins (21:43) in fourth place. Brooklyn Helmers (22:02) and Moriah Knapp (22:03) were seventh and eighth respectively.
Eagle Grove’s Lea Friedl (22:13) was ninth and teammate Megan Schafer (22:31) finished 11th.
Emmetsburg’s Gabrielle Janssen (21:55) was the fifth place finisher,