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Card girls' cross country team, two boys advance to state

Alexandria will advance its girls' cross country team and two individuals from the boys' team to the State Class AA meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield on Saturday, November 5.

The Cardinal girls finished second to powerhouse Monticello to earn a trip to state behind six season best finishes, including individual champion Jamie Piepenburg's career best time of 14:04. Megan and Bethany Hasz also had best times as they finished third and fourth respectively.

The boys' team finished sixth as six of the seven individuals also posted season best times. Zac Bartolomeo and Will Sieling were seventh and 10th respectively to earn individual trips to state.