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College Cross Country: Area athletes compete in MIAC Championship

Former Brainerd Warriors cross country runners poised with current Warrior head coach Dave Herath (middle) before Saturday's MIAC Championship at St. Olaf. They are Lydia Herath (Bethel), Maria West (Concordia), Ali Crochet (St. Thomas) and Sara Whiteman (Concordia).

Five former Brainerd Warriors competed in Saturday's MIAC cross country championship at St. Olaf College in Northfield.

Lydia Herath, a junior at Bethel, placed 65th overall with a 24.29.4 to help her team finish fifth.

Maria West and Sara Whiteman are members of Concordia-Moorhead Cobbers. West, a junior, placed 69th with a time of 24:33.1. Whiteman, also a junior, landed in 104th place with a time of 25:14.9. The Cobbers were ninth.

Freshman Ali Crochet of St. Thomas ran a 25;11.3 to place 102nd. The Tommies finished third.

Carleton won the event with 21 points.

Pequot Lakes High School graduate Jackie Brine-Doyle placed 114th for St. Catherine.

On the men's side, Brainerd graduate Nick Solheim finished 92nd with a 28:14.4 for the ninth-place Cobbers.

One spot back was Pierz graduate Kyle Becker, a junior at St. John's, who ran a 28:15.4 for the third-place Johnnies.