Mack runs to all-state honors for Firebirds

Ray Maloney, Sports

VALLEY CITY, N.D. — Devils Lake’s Travis Mack fulfilled his goal of a top 20 finish at the state cross country championship meet.

The Devils Lake senior ran a 16:47.14 to finish 17th on Saturday and earned all-state honors for the Firebirds.

Devils Lake scored 462 points and finished 15th in the team standings. The Firebirds finished 14th in the girls race after tallying 504 points.

Randii Widmer was the top finisher for Devils Lake in the girls race. She ran a 17:02.85 and finished 71st.

It was a near-perfect day for Bismarck, which claimed the title on both the boys and girls side of the meet. The Demons boys tallied 21 points (15 is a perfect score in cross country), while the BHS girls posted 32 points to win the crown.

Christian Brown Otter was the Class A boys champion for Bismarck. He covered the course in 15:38.64 and finished just over four seconds ahead of Century’s Brett Kelly.

The Demons placed a total of seven runners in the top nine in the race.

Bismarck put four runners in the top eight on the girls side on its way to the crown. Fargo South’s Tarin Lachowitzer was the individual champion, coming in with a time of 14:53.55. The Bruins finished second, well behind the Demons, with 79 points.

Class A Boys Team Standings

1. Bismarck 21. 2. Century 105. 3. Williston 121. 4. Grand Forks Central 145. 5. Fargo Shanley 177. 6. Minot 216. 7. Grand Forks Red River 220. 8. Fargo South 261. 9. West Fargo 280. 10. Jamestown 288.

11. Fargo North 292. 12. Mandan 353. 13. Dickinson 375. 14. Turtle Mountain 398. 15. Devils Lake 462. 16. Wahpeton 548.

All-State Placewinners

1. Christian Brown Otter, Bismarck, 15:38.64. 2. Brett Kelly, Century, 15:42.69. 3. Ian Wiest, Bismarck, 15:43.29. 4. Jake Leingang, Bismarck, 16:06.54. 5. Levi Sether, Century, 16:09.39. 6. Josh Hintz, Bismarck, 16:30.59. 7. Cody Humann, Bismarck, 16:30.59. 8. Lucas Degree, Bismarck, 16:32.94. 9. Brandon Barnes, Bismarck, 16:33.19. 10. Caleb Shaffer, Williston, 16:33.29.

11. Austin Todd, Bismarck, 16:36.64. 12. Francis Mendee, GF Red River, 16:37.04. 13. Dana Naylor, Fargo Shanley, 16:37.49. 14. Spencer Kamoni, Jamestown, 16:38.89. 15. Nathan Donnelly, Williston, 16:42.69. 16. Shane Harlow, GF Central, 16:46.09. 17. Travis Mack, Devils Lake, 16:47.14. 18. Alex Huizenga, Bismarck, 16:47.79. 19. Tom Fisher, GF Central, 16:48.54. 20. Chris Chamberlin, Williston, 16:53.99.

Devils Lake Placers

60. Owen Alfonso, 18:01.49. 125. Jordan Longie, 19:35.94. 126. Tommy Good, 19:46.99.  134. Collin Axdahl,  20:03.09. 137. Eric Nelson, 20:18.09. 138. Connor Baker,  20:24.44.  143. Kenny Olson, 20:43.14.  147. Michael Sogge, 21:46.54.

Class A Girls Team Standings

1. Bismarck 32. 2. Fargo South 79. 3. West Fargo 102. 4. Century 109. 5. Minot 135. 6. Dickinson 226. 7. Fargo Shanley 228. 8. Grand Forks Central 240. 9. Grand Forks Red River 301. 10. Fargo North 309.

11. Mandan 344. 12. Jamestown 379. 13. Williston 442. 14. Devils Lake 504. 15. Wahpeton 523. 16. Turtle Mountain 594.

All-State Placewinners

1. Tarin Lachowitzer, Fargo South, 14:53.55. 2. Taylor Pintar, Bismarck, 14:57.15. 3. Shanice Lambert, Bismarck, 15:02.60. 4. Alison Allmer, Jamestown, 15:06.10. 5. Laura Roesler, Fargo South, 15:08.25. 6. Alana Fischer, Bismarck, 15:09.25. 7. Alicia Fettig, Century, 15:09.90. 8. Tessa Haussler, Bismarck, 15:10.75. 9. Jessica Lindsay, GF Central, 15:10.75. 10. Whitney Harrison, Williston, 15:11.45.

11. Erin Valenti, Fargo South, 15:14.70. 12. Alex Backlund, Fargo Shanley, 15:15.10. 13. Brooklyn Beehler, Bismarck, 15:16.20. 14. Alissa Mears, West Fargo, 15:23.50. 15. Jessica Rosenau, West Fargo, 15:29.80. 16. Ashley Brey, Minot, 15:30.10. 17. Brecca Wahlund, Minot, 15:30.10. 18. Christine Baltezore, West Fargo, 15:31.00. 19. Andrea Markwart, Century, 15:31.30. 20. Whitney Schatz, Dickinson, 15:35.70.

Devils Lake Placers

71. Randii Widmer, 17:02.85. 87. Jacklyn Knowski, 17:16.75. 106. Taylor Vistad, 17:43.15. 116. Kim Soper, 18:05.30. 124. Abby Wavra, 18:48.60. 125. Nichole Johansen, 18:51.40. 126. Kara Martin, 18:53.70. 138. Mikayla Dick, 19:58.25.