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PHOTOS: West Central Conference championships, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022

Minnewaska girls take first, boys finish second. Montevideo boys take third.

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Minnewaska Lakers junior Maeson Tank runs ahead of BOLD/BLHS' Niko Garcia during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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OLIVIA — The West Central Conference cross country championships took place on Monday evening at Olivia Golf Course.

The Minnewaska Lakers' girls took first place with 41 points. Sauk Centre's boys finished first with 53 points.\\

Here are 20 photos from the WCC championships:

Minnewaska girls take first, boys second at West Central Conference championships.

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Benson/KMS' Noah Johnson runs during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Montevideo Thunder Hawks sophomore Nelson Velasquez runs during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Minnewaska Lakers freshman Lauryn Ankeny runs to a second-place finish during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Montevideo Thunder Hawks senior Peyton Smith runs alongside Benson/KMS' Quin Peterson during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Benson/KMS junior Amber Rosemeier runs ahead of Minnewaska junior Teagan Stark during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Montevideo Thunder Hawks junior Carson Lynner (center) runs between BOLD/BLHS runners Carter Macik (left) and Daniel Frank (right) during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Benson/KMS' Alissa Thompson runs during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Montevideo Thunder Hawks sophomore Blake Andrews runs during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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BOLD/BLHS' Niko Garcia runs during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Minnewaska's James Ward (left) Jayce Kovarik (center) and Carter Dinsmore (right) run in a pack ahead of Benson/KMS' Isaac Wirth during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Benson/KMS' Lexi Thompson (left), Sophia Miller (center) and Valerie Hienkens run during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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BOLD/BLHS junior Kenna Henriksen runs during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Minnewaska Lakers senior Kiearra Wilmes runs during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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BOLD/BLHS' Carter Macik runs during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Minnewaska Lakers seventh-grader Sydney Ankeny runs during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Minnewaska Lakers junior Teagan Stark runs during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Minnewaska Lakers freshmen Aubrey Stark and Piper Citrowske run side-by-side during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Minnewaska Lakers sophomore Zach Palmer runs during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Minnewaska Lakers senior Elsey Hagen runs during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Minnewaska Lakers senior Nick Ankeny runs during the West Central Conference cross country championship on Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, at Olivia Golf Club in Olivia.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune

Michael Lyne joined the West Central Tribune as a sports reporter in May 2022, following his graduation from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in journalism and a minor degree in Spanish studies.

You may reach Michael at mlyne@wctrib.com, or by calling (320) 214-4345.
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