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Benning qualifies for state meet

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Hastings High School junior Zack Benning won the section cross country title on Thursday in Owatonna, earning a trip to the state meet in the process.

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Benning won the 5K race in 16 minutes and 11.3 seconds. He finished five seconds ahead of the second-place competitor.

"It was really exciting," coach John Dewall said. "For him to pull that off was remarkable. It was a remarkable deal down there.

Benning stayed with the lead pack for the first two miles.

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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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