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State bound!

Cross country boys and girls off to state
Lead Summary
Sara Schmuck for the Star Herald

For the fourth time in Luverne cross country program history, both boys’ and girls’ teams are going to the state meet.
The Cardinal girls placed first as a team and the boys placed second at the Section 3A meet Thursday, Oct. 28, in Madison on the golf course.
“Any time you can have even one person qualify for the state meet, it's a tremendous accomplishment,” coach Pete Janiszeski said. “So, to have both teams qualify is simply amazing.”
Individual results that added up to the teams’ placings in the 5K for both boys and girls are as follows:
Camden Janiszeski 1st, 16:40
Owen Janiszeski 2nd, 16:47
Griffen Jarchow 12th, 17:30
Sage Viessman 24th - 18:09
Ryan Fick 42nd, 18:47
Leif Ingebretson 44th, 18:49
Camden Hoven 64th, 19:33
Tenley Nelson 2nd, 18:31
Jenna DeBates 3rd, 18:46
Ella Schmuck 11th, 20:33
Kayla Bloemendaal 14th, 20:47
Grace Ingebretson 20th, 21:12
Khloe Visker 24th, 21:30
Tiana Lais 29th, 21:57
“The team was unbelievable in their preparation, focus, determination and performance,” Janiszeski said.
“Each and every one of them challenged limits and chased both team and personal greatness, which is all we as coaches ever ask for.”
The last time both teams qualified for state was 2011.
This is the boys’ fifth appearance at state and the girls’ 14th appearance.
This marks the seventh consecutive year the girls’ team has qualified for state.
“The kids have taken a lot of pride throughout the history of the program and have created a tremendous culture that is welcoming to anyone and everyone,” Janiszeski said.
“The experiences and successes that they have been able to create through the years is a testament to them and everything they have given to the program.”
The top two teams from each section advance to state, followed by the top-six finishers from teams besides the two qualifiers.
The state meet is Saturday, Nov. 6, at St. Olaf College in Northfield.

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