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Alexandria freshman Megan Hasz (right) led the pack midway through the race at the Lions Meet of Champions on Saturday with Bemidji's Jenna Truedson and Megan's sister Bethany Hasz not far behind. All three runners came in under the previous course-record time of 14:20 set by current University of Minnesota runner Jamie Piepenburg. (Echo Press photo by Eric Morken)

Lions Meet of Champions: Sisters run side by side

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Having a teammate who can push an athlete to reach her fullest potential is a bonus in a sport like cross country. Having a teammate who does that who's also a sister? That's a luxury.


Alexandria freshmen Megan and Bethany Hasz can attest to that. The twin sisters push each other in training, and more often than not, they finish right behind each other on race day as two of the top cross country runners in Minnesota.

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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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