Benning qualifies for state meet
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.
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.