Andover senior Maddie McKeefry qualified for her fourth state cross country meet by placing fifth in a time of 14:57.3 at the Section 7AA cross country meet at Cloquet Country Club Oct. 24.
With conference and section cross country meets quickly approaching, the fall season hit its stride over the last two weeks with several high-profile events, including the Milaca Mega Meet (Sept. 21) and the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota’s Les Bolstad Golf Course Sept. 28.
Anoka cross country enjoyed the second of its three home meets with the Rum River Invite Sept. 12.
Coon Rapids boys’ cross country is hosting its first Cardinal Mile Time Trial and Roller Ski Exhibition Mile in front of Coon Rapids High School Sept. 25.
After dealing with the heat just before the season was set to begin, area cross country teams found plenty of early season competition.
Just before the temperatures went from uncomfortably hot to downright dangerous, cross country teams hit the trails at Northwoods Park in Brooklyn Park for the Rebel Northwoods Invite Aug. 23.
Coon Rapids boys’ and girls’ cross country turned in great team-wide races at the Section 5AA meet Thursday afternoon at Anoka High School.
Participation in varsity-level activities once again came to light during Monday’s Anoka-Hennepin School Board meeting as members of the Coon Rapids girls’ cross country team showed up in support of eighth-grader Bryna DelCasatillo being allowed to run varsity-level races, among others in the district.