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Nate Holm races through a stream while running at the River Falls Extreme cross country meet last week. (Rivertown Multimedia photo by Bob Burrows)

Benning edged by Ali in season's first race

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A preview of the state cross country championships was had on Friday afternoon in Eagan during the Dakota Classic cross country meet.


Hastings senior Zack Benning and Richfield senior Obsa Ali faced off and blew away the field. In the end, Ali edged Benning by 2.8 seconds, finishing the course in 10:04.1. Benning finished in 10:06.9.

Apple Valley ended up winning the meet with a point total of just 59. Lakeville South was second. The Hastings boys finished seventh as a team.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the 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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