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Benning places fifth at state meet

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Make no mistake about it – Hastings High School senior Zack Benning went to the state cross country meet on Saturday to win it.

He was either going to do just that, or he was going to collapse trying.


Benning went out with the top two runners at a blistering pace and hung with them for more than two of the race’s 3.1 miles, but in the end, they pulled away and Benning fell back. He ended up placing fifth.

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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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