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Brady Speicher found himself in a battle for the top-ten in the final 50 meters of the state cross-country meet. Photos by Bob Williams.

State Cross-Country: Runners-up with heads held high


NORTHFIELD -- St. Cloud Cathedral and Perham held the top and second ranking in Class A cross-country polls for the final five weeks of the season and both schools ended the season like an exacta bet, Cathedral in first and Perham second, by the slimmest of margins -- one point.

The Crusaders totaled 72 places to Perham's 73.

"This is, by far, the closest one I've coached in," Head Coach Jeff Morris said.

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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