The Spectrum boys and girls each placed first in a small cross country meet at Princeton to open the season on Thursday.
The Spectrum boys won on a tie-breaker. The Sting and St. Cloud Christian each had 54 points, with Braham, Heritage Christian and United North Central following. The Sting had a higher sixth-place finisher than the Crusaders.
The Zimmerman boys had the first three finishers — Jordan Jeandron, Connor Gagne and Mitch Gagne — but had an incomplete team.
Spectrum had Zackary Anderson in fourth place, Nathaniel Hackbarth 11th, Ben Harvey 19th, Josh Hoehn 21st and Chase Laxdal 25th among 46 runners.
The Spectrum girls had 29, Princeton 52, UNC 56 and St. Cloud Christian 89.
Spectrum’s Rebecca Peterson placed second behind SCC’s McKenzie Holt. Spectrum also had Kayla Zimmerman third, Elizabeth Hackbarth fifth, Brittany Waterhouse eighth, and Emily Nelson 17th among 38 runners.
Zimmerman’s Nicole Jurik was fourth and Summer Peoples 15th.
Next Thursday, Zimmerman will run at Pine City and Spectrum will run at Rockford.