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Benning cruises to second section cross country title

HHS senior Zack Benning nears the finish line without a competitor in sight. Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson

Hastings High School senior Zack Benning ran away with the Section 1AA cross country title on Thursday afternoon in Owatonna. In the process, he won his second consecutive section crown and qualified for the state meet. He finished in 15 minutes, 36 seconds. The next competitor was about 10 seconds behind him.

Benning will race on Saturday, Nov. 2, at St. Olaf College in Northfield. 

Last year he placed 13th at the state meet.

Read more about the meet here.

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.

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