NATE SOUTHER took 3rd at sections in 16:22.

Souther headed to state meet

Staff Writer
Ken Francis


Nate Souther finished third at the Section 7AA cross country meet Thursday at Cloquet.
The junior is headed to his second straight appearance at the state meet next Saturday at St. Olaf College in Northfield.
Souther finished in 16:22 to lead the Hornets, who as a team placed ninth of 16 teams. Andy Magnuson of Chisago Lakes won the individual title in a time of 16:11.
Logan Engberg was Big Lake’s second finisher in 44th in 17:58. Jacob Block took 51st in 18:03.
Eighth-grader Matthew Trutna placed 66th in18:34 and Alex Sanford was 74th in 18:48.
Big Lake’s sixth and seventh finishers were Cory Gease (81st, 19:01) and Logan Nagorski (96th, 19:33).
Final team scores were: Cloquet 61; Chisago Lakes 86; Andover 109; Forest Lake 148; Elk River 157; Duluth East 161; Grand Rapids 193; Cambridge 199; Big Lake 238; Hermantown 276; St. Francis 284; Zimmerman 289; Princeton 343; Hibbing 345; North Branch 362; Duluth Denfeld 398.
The girls took seventh as a team.
Rachel Olson was the top finisher for the Hornets in 17th in 15:40, with teammate Shelby Kline one second behind in 18th.
Laura Kisner was 33rd in 16:18. Arrica Imm placed 65th in 17:11, with teammate Kelsey Nelson 66th in 17:13.
Rachel Adams took 84th in 17:55 and Ellie Murphy was 85th in 17:58 as Big Lake’s sixth and seventh finishers.
Final team scores were: Forest Lake 50; Elk River 81; Grand Rapids 114; Duluth East 139; North Branch 163; Andover 182; Big Lake 199; Chisago Lakes 201; Princeton 216; Cloquet 238; Zimmerman 247; Duluth Denfeld 331; Cambridge 337; St. Francis 342; Hermantown 433; Hibbing 434.


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