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Polson, Mission cross-country post strong results at fairgrounds

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POLSON – The Polson and Mission high school varsity cross-country teams both scored top-ten boy’s and girl’s finishes during the Mission Shadow Duals hosted by Polson High School at the Polson Fairgrounds on Saturday.

On the boy’s side, Ryan Dupuis led the way with a fourth-place individual finish with a time of 17:40 helping the Polson Pirates to a second-place team finish. Drifter Skillicorn was the Pirates’ second runner, coming in seventh place with a time of 17:59. 

Robbie Nuila led a pack of Mission Bulldog runners with a ninth-place finish time of 18:06 followed by Zoran LaFrombois in tenth and Thomas Nuila in eleventh. 

Elijah Tonasket was the Ronan Chiefs’ top finisher with a 39th place time of 20:02, while Malacye Piapot finished tops for the Two Eagle River Eagles with a time of 21:32 followed by Arlee Warrior Drew Knoll with a time of 21:35 and Charlo Viking Hayden Smith with a time of 21:44. 

On the girl’s side, the Polson Lady Pirates totaled 116 points to place fourth overall in the team standings.

Lady Pirate Ashtyn Wagner placed fifth with a time of 20:44 followed by teammate Halle Heninger in 13th with a time of 21:38. 

Ronan Maiden Olivia Heiner narrowly finished out of the girl’s top ten with an 11th place finish time of 21:17.

Lady Viking Guinevere Contreras was Charlo’s top runner, placing 30th with a time of 24:09.

Top runners for the Arlee Scarlets were Kaity Lynn Ellison (27:40) and Saisha Northpiegan (28:24) placing 52nd and 54th. 

Janelle Afterbuffalo led the Two Eagle River Lady Eagles with a time of 28:39 and a 56th place finish.

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