As we mark start of the final push toward the end of the cross country season, the Blaine Invitational offered runners a chance to test themselves against a very strong field.
Blaine (3-1) celebrated homecoming in style with a 35-3 win to keep Coon Rapids (0-4) searching for its first win of the season in a North Division of the Northwest Suburban Conference contest.
Even though Coon Rapids (0-3) and Anoka (1-2) were winless in the standings, both knew they were close to finding their first of the season.
Thursday afternoon 18 cross country teams converged on the course outside Anoka High School for the annual Rum River Invite.
The Huskies compiled a 3-2 record at the Southwest Challenge in Marshall Sept. 5-6 including wins against Owatonna (2-0), Jamestown, N.D. (2-1) and Sioux Falls Roosevelt, S.D. (2-0). Andover lost to St. Michael-Albertville (2-0) and No. 8-ranked (Class A) Heron Lake-Okabena (2-1).
A kick off to the season saw the Huskies off to a 3-0-1 start with the wins coming in a span of five days at Huskies Stadium.