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SV's Gaustad wins race at Colfax Invite

COLFAX - Spring Valley cross country runner Emma Gaustad won the girls' race Monday at the Colfax Inviational held at Whitetail Golf Course.

Gaustad crossed the finish line in a time of 16:32. She was at least 18 seconds faster than runner-up Amanda Rud of Mondovi.

Valley's Sophie Koch and Claire Arneson also finished in the top 15. 

The meet was a preview for the Dunn-St. Croix Conference meet which will be held at Whitetail on Oct. 17. SV finished third behind No. 11 Colfax with 35 points and Glenwood City 67.  Valley had 71 points followed by Mondovi 76, St. Croix Central 136 and Elk Mound 139.

SCC won the boys meet with 45 points and SV finished fifth with 121. The Cardinals' Aiden Manley finished fifth in 18:16 and Derek Huebel placed 19th in 19:16.

Spring Valley is off until the conference meet.