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County runners take part in state cross country meet

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS - Three prep cross country runners from Pierce County took part in the 101st WIAA State Cross Country Meet Saturday.

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Spring Valley senior Emma Gaustad reach her goal of breaking the 16:00 mark. She finished the 4000-meter Division 3 girls' race in 15:58.6. By reaching her goal she was able to finish 20th in her third state cross country meet.

Prescott sophomore Amanda Murphy ran in her first state meet. She finished 94th out of 151 runners in the Division 2 girls race with a time of 16:45.

Also having a first-rime meet was Elmwood/Plum City junior Noah Wells. He finished 68th in the 5000-meter Division 3 boys meet in a time of 18:07. 

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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.
(715) 273-4334
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