The day was warm and slightly breezy and the girls were ready to compete after practicing hard the preceding week.
Erin Aagesen finished first for the Bulldogs, passing runners as she came in. She received a medal for tenth place overall. Once again, Jenny Hess was next to come flying across the finish line, just missing a chance to medal for 21st place.
Paynesville's next runner, Tiffany Rausch, dashed to the end despite the burning sensation she felt in her calves because of the tough race she ran.
Camille Flanders was challenged by a rival runner, but she didn't allow herself to be passed. Flanders left her competition in the dust in the last 200 meters, placing 33rd. Carin Frenchick, running strong as usual, came in right behind Flanders in 37th place.
Mesa Frenchick, another young runner, came in 63rd among the tough competition. Mellody Veldcamp, jumped into the varsity race at the last minute. Veldcamp placed 80th, and did an outstanding job filling in for an injured runner.
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