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Lakeland Union finishes strong at Roy Griak InvitationalSubmitted: 09/24/2017
MINNESOTA - A few Northwoods cross country teams ran at the Roy Griak Invitational at the University of Minnesota this weekend. 

Rhinelander and Antigo made the trip, but the Lakeland Union Thunderbirds made quite a name for themselves.

In their respective divisions and groups, Kav FitzPatrick finished fourth out of 433 runners. He had the best finish and best time of any T-bird in the past.

On the girls side, Ashley Peterson finished fifth. The girls team finished 12th out of 48 teams in their race.

FULL LIST OF RESULTS:

BOYS: http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/minn/sports/m-xc/auto_pdf/2017-18/misc_non_event/2017BGResults.pdf

GIRLS: http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/minn/sports/m-xc/auto_pdf/2017-18/misc_non_event/2017GMResults.pdf




Story By: Katie Leszcynski

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That included several Northwoods teams.

Some notable finishes were Northland Pines, Rib Lake/Prentice  and Tomahawk all having girls in the top 20 in D2 and D3.

Phillips, Tomahawk, Northland Pines and Mosinee all had great boys finishes in D2 and D3 as well.

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But the best finish of the day was Lakeland Union's Kav FitzPatrick.

The team ran in Division 1 and FitzPatrick won the Smiley Invite for the first time.

He had a time of 15:42 which beat his personal best by 14 seconds. That was a D1 small school course record, as well as a Lakeland Union school record.

He says a big meet like that really pushes him against some tough competition.

"I think this is just a big stepping stone again towards state, and hopefully beyond that. I'm excited to run this well here, so early in the season because I think it's promising for later in the year," said FitzPatrick.

Lakeland finished 8th overall. Ashley Peterson finished 6th for the T-Birds as well.

Three Lakes' top runners, Jared Zwettler and Kortnie Volk finished in the top ten in the D2 and D3 races.


For a full list of the results, follow the link below.

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