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Area cross country stars to compete at WIAA meet SaturdaySubmitted: 10/23/2012
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WISCONSIN RAPIDS - History will be made on Saturday in Wisconsin Rapids. Saturday marks the 100th state boys cross country championships. It's also the 40th year of the girls competition.

Two Northwoods athletes qualified for the D-1 races. Antigo's Cortland Tatro makes his first trip - while Merrill's Sydney Harris returns for the second straight year.

In team competition, Stevens Point will compete in both the boys and girls races. Wausau West is in the D-1 boys. Wausau East is in D-1 girls. Marshfield, Wisconsin Rapids, and D-C Everest will also have representatives on Saturday. Getting to state has it's share of surprise qualifiers as well as returning vets.


Other northwoods reps at state include - Chequamegon boys returning for the 5th straight year in D-3. Quentin Edelburg of Rib Lake/Prentice, Kyle Lochner of Phillips, and Laona/Wabeno's John Mangold will also compete at state.

Phillips and Laona/Wabeno will be going after the D-3 girls crown. Individually, Natalie Miller of Three Lakes, and Jennifer Goeman of Florence are also in the field.

In D-2, qualifiers include Devin Sauvola of Northland Pines and Tomahawk's Bryan Tomek in the boys race. Lakeland's Delaney FitzPatrick returns in the D-2 girls race.

To view all of the state qualifiers, click on the link below.


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