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Mt. Lake, MN 56159
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For the past eight years,

the Mt. Lake Area girls cross

country team had left the

Windom Country Club as

victors at the annual Eagle


Monday, that streak came

to an end, as the Wolverine

girls placed fifth in the eightteam


MLA’s girls placed fifth

with 110 points. Heron Lake-

Okabena won the girls title

with 42 points.

The Wolverine boys also

finished fifth in the team

standings with 111 points.

Lake Crystal-Wellcome

Memorial-Nicollet won the

meet with 30 points.

Wolverine Coach Mike

Nelson noted that the season

is still young, and the team

is something of a work in


“The kids are coming

along, but we have a ways

to go,” Nelson said. “We are

moving in the right direction

and had some good

performances today.”

MLA’s girls were led by

a pair of top-10 finishers.

Senior Lydia Hildebrandt

placed seventh with a time

of 16:45, while sophomore

Liana Blomgren was 10th

(17:08). Senior Brianna Soutthivong

finished 31st (18:57).

“Our top three girls are

usually pretty steady,” Nelson

said. “Lydia and Liana

both ran really strong races.

Lydia did a nice job keeping

pace with her pack and

Liana made her way up in

the field toward the end of

the race.

“For some reason, Brianna

seems to struggle on

this course, and I’m not really

sure why. Almost every

year, she’s struggled here,

so we’re glad we got this one

out of the way.”.

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