CANTON — The Dakota Valley boys and Elk Point-Jefferson girls claimed top honors in the Canton Invitational cross country meet, held Tuesday in Canton.

Dakota Valley edged Tea Area 33 to 34 for the boys’ title. Vermillion’s Riley Ruhaak finished the 5,000-meter race in 18:05 for medalist honors, followed by West Central’s Jacob Krempges (18:33) and Dakota Valley’s Blake Schmiedt (18:36).

EPJ won the girls’ title with 25 points, beating out West Central (36). Tea Area’s Haidyn West finished the 5,000-meter course in 21:05 for medalist honors, followed by Canton’s Brynn Oakland (21:40) and Tea Area’s Haley Korver (21:56).

BOYS’ DIVISION

TEAM SCORES: Dakota Valley 33, Tea Area 34, Vermillion 39, Elk Point-Jefferson 46

TOP 15: 1, Riley Ruhaak, Vermillion 18:05; 2, Jacob Krempges, West Central 18:33; 3, Blake Schmiedt, Dakota Valley 18:36; 4, Connor Eimers, Tea Area 18:38; 5, Rhett Daggett, Tea Area 18:43; 6, Jack Freeburg, Vermillion 18:53; 7, Casey Kneip, Elk Point-Jefferson 19:15; 8, Austin Hamm, Dakota Valley 19:45; 9, Zach Brown, West Central 19:55; 10, Ben Liddiard, Dakota Valley 20:05; 11, Jace Rausch, Tea Area 20:14; 12, Joe Graves, Dakota Valley 20:25; 13, Joe Cross, Elk Point-Jefferson 20:54; 14, Caleb Schulte, West Central 21:01; 15, Nate Bohnsack, Vermillion 21:11

GIRLS’ DIVISION

TEAM SCORES: Elk Point-Jefferson 25, West Central 36, Tea Area 42

TOP 15: 1, Haidyn West, Tea Area 21:05; 2, Brynn Oakland, Canton 21:40; 3, Haley Korver, Tea Area 21:56; 4, Heather Stark, Elk Point-Jefferson 22:18; 5, Ashley Stark, Elk Point-Jefferson 22:24; 6, Abbie Cain, West Central 22:29; 7, Drew Caffrey, West Central 23:09; 8, Robin Strark, Elk Point-Jefferson 23:20; 9, Taeli Barta, Vermillion 23:29; 10, Kaylyn Kunz, West Central 24:15; 11, Claire Kilcullen, Dakota Valley 24:28; 12, Macy Kippes, Parker 24:32; 13, Sayda Rolfson, West Central 24:52; 14, Hannah Droge, West Central 25:47; 15, Rylee Nordyke, Vermillion 25:48

Jesse James Meet

GARRETSON — Sioux Falls Christian swept the team titles at Tuesday’s Jesse James cross country meet at River Ridge Golf Course in Garretson.

In the boys’ division, Sioux Falls Christian went 1-2-3-7-9 to take first place with 12 points. Beresford was a distant second with 41 points.

Isaac Engbers was the individual champion in a 5K time of 17:17, followed by teammates Patrick Vogel (17:29) and Derrek VanderLeest (17:48). Beresford’s Andrew Atwood was fourth at 18:00.

In the girls’ division, Sioux Falls Christian edged Beresford 38-46 for first place.

Lennox’s Ali Bainbridge was first across the line in a time of 19:44, followed by teammate Emily Plucker (20:50). Sioux Falls Christian’s Taryn Whisler was third at 21:o6, while Beresford’s top runner was Anna Atwood in fifth place (21:20).

BOYS’ DIVISION

TEAM SCORES: Sioux Falls Christian 12, Beresford 41, Webster Area 65, Lennox 76, Madison 86, Dell Rapids St. Mary 87, Flandreau 128, Dell Rapids 132

TOP 15: 1, Isaac Engbers, SF Christian 17:17; 2, Patrick Vogel, SF Christian 17:29; 3, Derrek VanderLeest, SF Christian 17:48; 4, Andrew Atwood, Beresford 18:00; 5, Preston Bohl, Garretson 18:01; 6, Caleb Sayler, Lennox 18:16; 7, Isaac Davelaar, SF Christian 18:19; 8, Colby Gatzke, Sioux Valley 18:23; 9, Nathan Koole, SF Christian 18:29; 10, Jacob Vogel, DR St. Mary 18:37; 11, Matthew Hoffman, Beresford 18:48; 12, Brian Mork, Webster Area 18:53; 13, Brandon Andrews, Beresford 18:54; 14, Maxwell Kuecker, Webster Area 18:57; 15, Creighton Watley, SF Christian 18:59

GIRLS’ DIVISION

TEAM SCORES: Sioux Falls Christian 38, Beresford 46, Lennox 55, Webster Area 67, Flandreau 82, Southwest Christian 83, Garretson 106, Madison 118

TOP 15: 1, Ali Bainbridge, Lennox 19:44; 2, Emily Plucker, Lennox 20:50; 3, Taryn Whisler, SF Christian 21:06; 4, Rana Hegg, Webster Area 21:10; 5, Anna Atwood, Beresford 21:20; 6, Madison VanderHaar, SF Christian 21:26; 7, Ana Wilkison, Baltic 21:29; 8, Brie Peters, Tri-Valley 21:38; 9, Hannah Parsley, Flandreau 21:51; 10, Taylor Post, Southwest Christian 21:56; 11, Libby Hursey, Flandreau 22:00; 12, Ellie Keller, Madison 22:08; 13, Laura Bogue, Beresford 22:16; 14, Jaycee Fischer, Beresford 22:21; 15, Rylee Huwe, Webster Area 22:22

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