The Forest Lake girls cross country took second place of 10 teams at the Suburban East Conference meet yesterday at the Falcon Ridge Golf Course.
East Ridge took first place for the fourth straight year with 31 points while the Rangers scored 69. Roseville placed third with 78 points.
Leading the Rangers was sophomore Emma Benner in fifth place out of 91 runners with a time of 14:32. Ninth-grader Allie Bartlett followed closely in 14:39, good for eighth place and a personal best this season, erasing more than two minutes off of her time at the Swain Meet two weeks ago.
Eighth-grader Caroline Schoessow took 10th place with a time of 14:44. Rounding out the scoring for the Rangers was ninth-grader Amanda Forliti in 22nd place (15:29) and Maria Valentin in 15:33, good for 24th place.
Forest Lake finished with six runners in the top third of the field, and earned three all-conference and three all-conference honorable-mention honors. All seven varsity runners achieved personal bests on the season.
On the boys side, the Rangers took seventh place at the SEC meet with 192 points. Stillwater and Mounds View led with 34 and 65 points, respectively.
Junior Quinn Duffy led Forest Lake in the 5K race with a time of 16:59, good for 25th place and all-conference honorable-mention honors. Junior Chris Delgado earned the same accolades by finished a second later for 27th place.
Sophomore Davis Long came in at 42nd in 17:35, followed by junior Riley Schilling in 47th place (17:45). Junior John Reiling finished a short time later in 51st place (17:52).
Next, both the Forest Lake boys and girls compete at the Section 7AA meet in Cloquet on Thursday, Oct. 24. The girls race begins at 2 p.m., with the boys beginning at 2:45 p.m.