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Alexandria cross country coach Mark Nelsen, center, poses for a picture with Bethany and Megan Hasz along with Jamie (Gay) Schlafke and Roberta (VanAmber) Prigge at the 2013 state meet. Schlafke and Prigge are two of the original members of the girls’ cross country program in Alexandria from 1980 and went on to become a part of the first state championship team in 1985. (Contributed)

Leaving behind a legacy

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The Alexandria running programs have produced some of the top track and cross country teams in Minnesota over the last three decades; in part, because of two guys who have led the way.


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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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