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Waukon girls cross country team claims fifth place in strong field at South Winn

Sophomore Katelyn Benzing breaks 21:00 mark to set new school record for 5K race

In a field featuring four teams ranked within the top five of their respective classes, the Class 2A 12th-rated Waukon girls cross country team ran to a fifth-place finish out of six scoring teams at the South Winneshiek Invitational Tuesday, October 3. Finishing behind Class 3A third-rated Decorah, Class 1A top-rated Kee and Central Elkader and South Winneshiek teams ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, in Class 1A, the Lady Indians tallied 111 team points.

“The girls had another successful run at South Winn,” Waukon girls cross country coach Brett Egan said. “We faced some very strong teams in northeast Iowa with five ranked teams in the meet.”

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