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Bethany Hasz (third from left) and Megan (29) ran with front runners Emi Trost (1248) of Cannon Falls, Ashlynn Yokom (1269) of Iowa City, Iowa and Maria Hauger (112) of Shakopee at the start of the Nike Cross Nationals Heartland Regional Sunday. Bethany finished fifth overall, qualifying her for the Nike Nationals in December. Megan finished ninth and the Alexandria girls ran to a 21st place team finish. (Contributed)

Cross country: Bethany Hasz qualifies for Nike Nationals

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Alexandria's Bethany Hasz has proven herself against some of the best runners in the state. Now she will get an opportunity to do the same against many of the top runners in the country.


Hasz paced the Alexandria girls' cross country team at the Nike Cross Nationals Heartland Regional this past Sunday as she finished fifth in a talented field. The Cardinal freshman finished in a time of 18:00.99 to qualify for the national race set to run in early December.

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