The Centennial boys cross country team captured the Northwest Suburban Conference championship in a close meet Wednesday at Elk River Golf Club.

Led by Jonathan Pattie in fourth place and Charlie Bolkcom in 10th, Centennial scored 74 points, edging second-place Andover (80) with Maple Grove third (91) among 14 teams.

This was Centennial’s first conference crown since 2013. It was their second meet win in seven outings this year; they also won a Cambridge-Isanti invitational.

Pattie, a senior, hit the chute in 16:49, trailing only Armstrong’s Noah Bremer (15:51) and Andover’s Gabriel Birkmeier and Cameron Heppner.

Bolkcom, a junior, took 10th in 17:28. The top five also included junior Eli Berg in 15th (17:48), senior PJ Marshall in 22nd (18:02) and senior Aiden Sherer 23rd (18:02).

Team scoring — (1) Centennial 74 (2) Andover 80 (3) Maple Grove 91 (4) Anoka 113 (5) Champlin Park 117 (6) Blaine 158 (7) Robbinsdale Armstrong 169 (8) Osseo 117 (9) Totino-Grace 270 (10) Spring Lake Park 281 (11) Coon Rapids 285 (12) Elk River 317 (13) Rogers 338 (14) Park Center 463

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