Superior's Holmes Wins Swain, Esko's Shady Third

By KBJR News 1

October 1, 2011 Updated Oct 1, 2011 at 11:08 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Superior junior runner Leah Holmes won the double-A girl's championship at the 61st annual Swain Invitational on Saturday at Enger Park Golf Course in Duluth.

She crossed the finish line in 15:15 to claim the title, running on a course she had never raced before Saturday.

Superior finished ninth in the double-A girl's division, with Grand Rapids claiming the top Northland finish at third.

Esko junior Marisa Shady was the top Northland individual in the single-A girl's division, finishing third in a time of 15:06.

The Eskomos were also the top Northland team among single-A girls, finishing the meet in third.

As for the boy's double-A race, Superior's Evan Walpole was the top Northland finisher with a time of 16:42.

Grand Rapids and Duluth East finished tied for ninth in that event, marking the top finish by a Northland team in the double-A boy's race.

In the single-A boy's division, Proctor's Romeo Benish and Matt Welch finished third and fourth respectively, both coming across the line in 16:08.

Northwestern was the top Northland school for single-A boy's, finishing the meet in fourth place.

Click the video link for highlights of all four races on Saturday, plus reaction from the top two Northland girl's finishers.

Complete results of the Swain Invitational can be found on the Website ">White River Sports Timing web site.

Posted by Zach Schneider