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State Cross Country Polls: Willmar girls are 3rd, Willmar's Anez ranked in AA; Minnewaska ranked in A girls

Tops teams: Class AA girls - St. Paul Highland Park, Class AA boys - Worthington, Class A girls - Staples-Motley, Class A boys - Heritage Christian Academy

Litchfield sophomore Ole Rogness, right, runs ahead of Minnewaska's Maeson Tank during the early portion of the Little Crow Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 at Little Crow Country Club in Spicer.
Litchfield sophomore Ole Rogness, right, runs ahead of Minnewaska's Maeson Tank during the early portion of the Little Crow Invitational on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022 at Little Crow Country Club in Spicer.
Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune
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Cross-Country

Sept. 19 from the Minnesota Cross-Country Coaches Association

Class AA
Girls

Team

1. St. Paul Highland Park
2. Marshall
3. Willmar
4. Becker
5. Alexandria
6. Mankato East
7. Monticello
8. Mankato West
9. Rocori
10. Mound-Westonka
11. Hibbing
12. Benilde-St. Margaret’s

Individuals

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1. Luna Scorzelli, St. Paul Highland Park
2. Macy Hanson, Fairmont
3. Isabelle Schmitz, Hutchinson
4. Calia Chaney, Pequot Lakes
5. Olivia Goebel, Albany
6. Vivienne Larson, Benilde-St. Margaret’s
7. Isabel Mahoney, Monticello
8. Allyson Sample, Marshall
9. Kendra Krueger, Jordan
10. Erin Eilers, Willmar
11. Natasha Sortland, Zumbrota-Mazeppa/Kenyon-Wanamingo
12. Delia Johnson, St. Paul Highland Park

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Boys

Team

1. Worthington
2. Rock Ridge
3. Big lake
4. Mankato East
5. Belle Plaine
6. St. Paul Como Park
7. Monticello
8. Becker
9. Marshall
10. St. Paul Highland Park
11. Delano
12. Mankato West

Individuals

1. Emmett Gerres, Belle Plaine
2. Cameron Stocke, Rock Ridge
3. Mikele Walu, Worthington
4. Sal Wirth, Annandale
5. Charlie Power-Theisen, St. Paul Como Park
6. Fanuel Wolday, Worthington
7. Isaiah Anderson, Mankato East
8. Noah Mahoney, Monticello
9. Harris Gulbransen, Breck
10. Sully Anez, Willmar
11. Eli Hall, Pequot Lakes
12. Alexander Bjork, St. Anthony Village

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Class A

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Girls
Team

1. Staples-Motley
2. Perham
3. Murray County Central/Fulda
4. St. Cloud Cathedral
5. Luverne
6. Winona Cotter
7. Lake City
8. Canby/Minneota
9. Redwood Valley
10. Minnewaska
11. Wadena-Deer Creek
12. Northwest Nighthawks

Individuals

1. Amanda Overgaauw, Murray County Central/Fulda
2. Jade Rypkema, Nevis
3. Kyanna Burton, Staples-Motley
4. Ashley Overgaauw, Murray County Central/Fulda
5. Caroline Kuehne, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle
6. Jenna Debates, Luverne
7. Audrey Brownell, Staples-Motley
8. Kaylee Walkin, Windom
9. Clara Schad, St. Cloud Cathedral
10. Grace Morris, Perham
11. Sonja Semling, Winona Cotter
12. Anjalie Aho, United North Central

Boys

1. Heritage Christian Academy
2. Perham
3. Park Rapids
4. St. Cloud Cathedral
5. Luverne
6. Nova Classical Academy
7. Minnehaha Academy
8. Redwood Valley
9. Staples-Motley
10. Canby/Minneota
11. Hawley
12. Winona Cotter

Individuals

1. Henry Karelitz, Nova Classical Academy
2. Brandon Kampsen, Sauk Centre
3. Will Ahrens, Redwood Valley
4. Bjorn Anderson, Perham
5. Josiah DeMaris, Madelia
6. Camden Janiszeski, Luverne
7. Owen Janiszeski, Luverne
8. Ryan Pierson, Butterfield-Odin
9. Micah Thompson, Perham
10. Noah Foster, Cromwell-Wright
11. Cole Arens, Wabasha-Kellogg/Pepin-Alma
12. Brad Rach, Bertha-Hewitt

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