After an offseason unlike any other, the Bemidji High School cross country team was back on its old stomping grounds at Greenwood Golf Course on Friday. In the team’s second meet of the season, the Lumberjacks witnessed two pairs of runners make the podium in both the boys and girls 5K races.
Second- and third-place finishes by Nathan Alto (16:37.5) and Nick Youso (17:01.4) guided the BHS boys to a first-place team performance in the triangular. Mia Hoffman (21:15.7) and Addison Maish (21:29.3) also placed second and third, respectively, as the Bemidji girls took third.
The Lumberjack boys totaled 22 points to finish ahead of Moorhead (43) and Brainerd (64). The Spud girls secured first place with 29 points, while Brainerd (45) took second and Bemidji (54) third.
The Lumberjacks will next head to Alexandria for a triangular with the Cardinals and Willmar at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17. One week after that, BHS will be back at Greenwood for a home meet with Sauk Rapids-Rice and St. Cloud Apollo on Sept. 24.