The North Branch girls cross country team took first over six teams, while the boys team place third out of seven teams in the Becker Invitational held at Pebble Creek Golf Course on Oct. 2. Rhianna Rinke won the girl’s 4K with a time of 15:09.97. Casey Hovland took fourth, Haley Huset 10th, Cassidy White 14th, Claire Schraufnagel 26th, Alyssa Ramberg 29th and Laura Dolezalek placed 35th out of 44 competetors. Zach Peno was the first boy Viking to cross the finish line in the 5K placing ninth with a time of 18:39.87 out of 47 runners. Kyle Crowell came in 16th, Jake Petrik 17th, Ean Charpentier 20th, Josh Petrik 22nd, Kyle Granger 24th and Scott Ramberg finished 33rd. The Viking boys and girls cross country teams will compete in the Swain Invitational at Enger Golf Course in Duluth at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6.