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XC: Perham girls garner first-ever national ranking

The Perham girls cross country team has received their first-ever national ranking at No. 24 among Division II small schools.

The recognition adds more moxy to a team with a lot of momentum at mid-season having completed an impressive performance at last weekend's Griak in St. Paul, heading in to their annual home meet this Thursday, all on a quest for the team's first-ever state cross countrychampionship.

GIRLS DIVISION II NATIONAL TEAM POWER RANKINGS(National Rank; Team Name; Head Coach)  1. .7364 The Classical Academy HS, Colorado Springs, COHead Coach Alan Versaw

  2. .7066 Monticello HS, Monticello, IL

Head Coach Jeff Butler

  3. .7063 Decatur St. Teresa HS, Decatur, ILHead Coach Todd Vohland

  4. .7028 East Aurora HS, East Aurora, NYHead Coach Walt McLaughlin  5. .7019 Bronxville HS, Bronxville, NYHead Coach Jim Mitchell  6. .6694 Holliday HS, Holliday, TXHead Coach Glenn Griffin  7. .6596 Tatnall HS, Wilmington, DEHead Coach Patrick Castagno  8. .6523 Liberty Center HS, Liberty, OHHead Coach Tim Atkinson

  9. .6418 Annandale HS, Annandale, MNHead Coach Scott Massmann

10. .6289 Bushland HS, Amarillo, TX

Head Coach Kevin Ufford

11. .6052 Lakeside HS, Nine Mile Falls, WAHead Coach Sally Revere12. .5759 Riverside HS, Chattaroy, WAHead Coach Bill Kemp

13. .5718 Oak Hall HS, Gainesville, FloridaHead Coach Edwin McTureous

14. .5618 Bolles HS, Jacksonville, FloridaHead Coach Tony Ryan

15. .5584 Lansing Catholic HS, Lansing Township, MIHead Coach Tim Simpson16. .5507 Flintridge Prep HS,  La Cañada Flintridge, CAHead Coach Ingrid Herskind

17. .5502 Mount Saint Dominic HS, Caldwell, New JerseyHead Coach Asim Kohli

18. .5372 Dodgeville HS, Mineral Point, WIHead Coach Denny McGraw

19. .5340 Academy of the Holy Names HS, Albany, NY

Head Coach Carlo Cherubino

20. .5293 Delaware Military Academy HS, Wilmington, DEHead Coach Noel Breger

21. .5281 Minster HS, Minster, OHHead Coach Jessie Magato

22. .5105 Coldwater HS, Coldwater, OhioHead Coach Dan Pohlman

23. .4783 Onalaska HS, Onalaska, WIHead Coach John Hibshman

24. .4317 Perham HS, Perham, MNHead Coach Jeff Morris

25. .4250 Calvin Christian HS, Granville, MIHead Coach Laurens TenKate

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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