The North Branch girls cross country team placed fourth, and the boys eighth in the Hudson Invitational Tuesday, Sept. 18. Eighth grader Rhianna Rinke took first (15:12.1) out of 59 compettiors in the girls 4k race. Haley Huset came in 16th (16:29.9), Casey Hovland 18th (16:36.7), Cassidy White 28th (17:26.2), Alyssa Ramberg 36th (18:04.6), Claire Schraufnagel 42nd (18:34.1) and Laura Dolezalek 45th (18:39.8). Ean Charpentier was the first Viking boy to finish, coming in 33rd (18:59.7) out of 64 runners in the 5k competetion. Kyle Crowell finished 36th (19:07.2), Zachary Peno 39th (19:13.2). Josh Petrik 42nd (19:18.1), Kyle Granger 46th (19:37.2), Scott Ranberg 51st (19:59.2) and Noah Hubbard 56th (20:49.1). The Viking boys and girls cross coountry teams will compete in the Milaca Mega Meet at Stones Throw Golf Course at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29.