Spring Lake Park outdueled Elk River and outmatched the rest of the seven-team field to capture the Cambridge-Isanti Sholund Invite title Oct. 5.
Spring Lake Park accumulated 544 points to outdistance fellow Northwest Suburban Conference power and runner-up Elk River’s 510. Cambridge-Isanti finished third with 375 points, followed by Ogilvie/Mora (299), Chisago Lakes (228), Albert Lea (208) and Princeton (137).
Event-winners for the Panthers included the 200-yard medley relay team of Melania Meyers, Kirsten King, Carly Lindquist and Sarah Martin in 1:59.74, Meyers in the 200 IM (2:20.84) and King in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.87).
Runners-up were Kaitlin Rose in the 200 freestyle (2:06.70), Lindquist in the 100 butterfly (1:06.13), the 200 freestyle relay team of King, Martin, Meghan Erdahl and Rose (1:49.28), Meyers in the 100 backstroke (1:04.06) and the 400 freestyle relay team of Rose, Erdahl, Lindquist and Meyers (3:57.20).
True Team section meets are scheduled to be held Oct. 12, with the State True Team Championships for both Class A and Class AA at the University of Minnesota Oct. 19.
Girls tennis playoffs
Seventh-seeded Blaine won its Section 7AA opener 5-2 over No. 10 North Branch Oct. 3 before its team season came to a close in a 6-1 defeat against No. 2 Duluth East Oct. 4.
Winning for the Bengals against North Branch were Olivia Troy at No. 1 singles (6-0, 6-3), Brooke Freeland at No. 3 singles (6-4, 6-2), Grace Troy at No. 4 singles (6-2, 7-6 ), Sara McGrath and Evelyn Scheibe at No. 2 doubles (3-6, 7-5, 6-1) and Clare Merck and Emma Miller at No. 3 doubles (6-1, 7-6 ).
In Section 4AA, No. 9 Totino-Grace defeated No. 16 Fridley 7-0 before falling 4-3 against No. 8 Hill-Murray, while No. 11 Spring Lake Park defeated No. 14 Columbia Heights 7-0 before falling 5-2 against No. 6 St. Anthony Village.
Individual singles and doubles play were scheduled to take place throughout the week.
Blaine took the first set before host Centennial rallied for the final three in a close 20-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-19 win in a clash between two of the top four teams in the Northwest Suburban Conference Oct. 3 as the regular season nears an end.
Volleyball playoffs begin the week of Oct. 21.
Blaine, Spring Lake Park and Totino-Grace were scheduled to race in the Northwest Suburban Conference Championships Oct. 10 in Elk River.
Columbia Heights and Fridley compete in the Tri-Metro meet Oct. 15.