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Aaron Runge comes down the stretch during his run at the Class AA state meet on Saturday morning. Runge finished 23rd in 16:25. (Blaze Fugina/Echo Press)

Cardinal boys finish 11th at state meet

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Aaron Runge finished in 23rd place at the Class AA state cross country meet Saturday to lead the Cardinals boys’ team to an 11th place finish at St. Olaf College in Northfield.


Alexandria finished with 266 team points, while Wayzata won the state meet with 53 team points.

Runge finished the five-kilometer course in 16 minutes and 25 seconds. He was followed by Alexandria’s Trent Piepenburg in 41st place (16:51) and Colton Sailor in 62nd (17:15).

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Blaze Fugina
Blaze Fugina is a sports reporter at the Echo Press. Before working in Alexandria, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in May of 2011. He previously worked as the community editor of the Mound Laker for more than a year. You can follow Blaze on Twitter at @BlazeFugina.
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