Northland Pines boys win Team Invite; Girls finish thridSubmitted: 03/26/2013
Story By Joe Dufek

EAGLE RIVER - Northland Pines hosted their 3rd indoor invite of the season Tuesday night.

In the girls 800 meter run, Prentice freshman Cassy Kurth finished 3rd. Also in the event, Pines senior Emilie Robbins came across first with a time of 2:42.08.

In the boys 800, Eagles senior Spencer Gander made a pass on the final lap and won the event in 2:12.78.

And in the boys 200 meter dash, Pines senior Johnny Schwenn sped past the competition taking first with a time of 24.45 seconds. Schwenn was also part of the 4 by 200 meter relay team that broke a school record.

Northland Pines won the boys team title. Ashland was second. Marathon was fourth, while Prentice finished sixth.

On the girls side, West Iron, MI won the team title. Northland Pines was third. Ashland was fourth, while Prentice finished fifth.

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