Katherine Geist, Emily Gillette and Ben Andringa competed in the Park Rapids Invitational.

    The Pirates runners competed in the final meet in Park Rapids before the section meet in Bagley.    

    Katherine Geist placed third in the girls varsity 5K with a time of 20:02.   

    “She is definitely moving herself into position to contend at the section meet,” Head Coach Kirk Misialek said. “ Her goal is to return to the state event in November.”   

    Emily Gillette also competed in the girls varsity 5K and completed the course in 26:18.   

    “Emily hopes to continue to improve her time and place and  set a year-end best at the Section 8A meet,” Misialek said.   

    Ben Andringa ran his second race since missing one due to injuries and placed 23rd with a time of 18:09.    

    “It is good to see him racing again,” Misialek said. “Ben also has a goal to return to state.”   

    The Section 8A meet is in Bagley on October 27.