cross country

The Spectrum cross country teams “showed great effort,” said coach Rick Peterson, at the Section 5A meet as the girls finished fifth and the boys 12th among 24 teams at Stone’s Throw Golf Club in Milaca. Annandale was girls champion and Mora was boys champion. Leading the Sting girls was freshman Elizabeth Hackbarth in 16th [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s bounce-back season in boys cross country has taken them all the way to the state meet, with section team and individual championships on their ledger. Lucas Trapp won a sprint to the finish line for the gold medal and led the Elk team to the top in [...]

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  Rogers will have two boys in the state cross country meet after seniors Tyler Bethke and Caleb Burke earned their way through Section 5AA on Thursday. Bethke placed seventh in 16:26.3 and Burke was eighth in 16:33.1, both qualifying for state for the first time, at Anoka High School. The Royals placed fourth among [...]

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The Rogers Royals had two all-conference runners as the boys team placed fifth and the girls sixth among 10 teams in the Mississippi 8 Conference meet Tuesday in Buffalo. Tyler Bethke and Caleb Burke, both seniors, placed seventh and eighth in the boys race, hitting the chute together in 17:04.35 and 17:04.93, at Buffalo Heights [...]

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Cheresa Bouley is the first Zimmerman runner to capture a conference cross county championship. The eighth-grader covered 4,000 meters in 15:41.38 in the Granite Ridge Conference on Tuesday in Becker, three seconds ahead of a St. Cloud Cathedral’s Rachel Eickhoff. The Thunder girls placed sixth and the boys eighth among eight teams. The Mora boys [...]

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The Spectrum girls placed third and the boys fifth in their conference meet, which combines schools from the MCAA and MSCS conferences, on Thursday, Oct. 9, at Bassett Creek Park in Crystal.   Trinity at River Ridge won both championships.   Spectrum had three girls make all-conference, Elizabeth Hackbarth in ninth place, Noelle Diekman in [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor In a cross country meet that’s largely a neighborhood get-together for District 728 schools, the Elk River, Rogers and Zimmerman boys, combined, had the top ten runners Thursday at Fox Hollow. Among eight teams, Elk River was the runaway winner with 23 points and Rogers was second with 54, [...]

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