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Rand Middleton Paynesville senior Linda Keller reaches the finish line all alone before a cheering crowd to win her second Class A cross-country title in Northfield on Saturday.

Keller repeats as cross country champion


NORTHFIELD -- It's a problem few have to cope -- the burden of being No. 1 in your field.

Paynesville senior Linda Keller has been living with high expectations placed on her beginning with a third-place finish as a sophomore at the Class A meet.

Winning her second straight state cross-country title perhaps lifted a weight from her slender shoulders.

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