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All four county harrier teams run at Durand Invite

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DURAND – Three Pierce County cross country runners placed in the top 10 individually at the Durand Invitational Thursday at Rolling Greens Golf Course.


All four of the county’s prep cross country teams were at Durand and Prescott’s Amanda Murphy had the best place of all of them as she finished fourth on the 4000-meter course in a time of 17:02.

Spring Valley’s Emma Gaustad finished 10th in a time of 17:28 and Elmwood/Plum City’s Andrew Gilles finished 10th in 18:24 with teammate Noah Wells right behind him in 11th at 18:27 on the 5000-meter course.

EPC has had the county’s best finishes in boys’ meet this fall and the results at Durand didn’t change it as the Wolves used Gilles and Wells’s places to place eighth themselves in one of the largest and most competitive Durand Invite field in recent memory.

Prescott's girls placed fouth and Spring Valley finished fifth.

For more read the print edition of the PCH on newstands Tuesday. Also Tuesday is the next prep meet, the Ellsworth Invitationl, which this season will take place in Prescott, starting at 4:30 p.m.

Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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