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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.