Cross-country teams end season at sections

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The Benson-KMS cross-country teams closed out the 2019 season by competing at the Section 6A Cross-Country Meet at Pierz, Thursday afternoon.

Staples-Motley won the girls title by 13 points over runner-up Albany, while the West Central Area boys were also victorious by 20 points over runner-up Staples-Motley.

Also advancing to state with the members of the first and second-place teams were the top eight runners from all the other teams.  Will Magaard missed out on a state berth by four places, or 25 seconds, while Natalie Jorschumb, who was 42nd in the girls meet and Allie Mitteness, who was 43rd, led the Benson-KMS girls team, but were over a minute off the state-qualifying pace.

The 2019 State Boys and Girls Cross-Country Meet is set for Saturday, Nov. 2 at St. Olaf College...

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