BECKER -- Junior Joe Radinovich of Crosby-Ironton led the entire race and won the Section 5, Class 1A boys' cross country meet with a time of 16:09 Thursday to advance to the state meet.
The Ranger boys' team finished sixth and also qualified Ricky Aulie who was seventh with a time of 17:00.
The Pierz Pioneers boys' team was third and was led by Zach Solinger's third-place time of 16:20. Eli Solinger finished 11th for Pierz and just missed advancing to state.
Jamie Talberg was second to help the Pierz girls' team to fifth place. The freshman finished in 15:00 minutes.
Kim Beaman, Erica Lundgren and Andrea Borden all advanced to state for the C-I girls' team that finished third. C-I was five points away from advancing as a team. Beaman was seventh in 15:07, Lundgren was ninth (15:40) and Borden was 10th (15:41).
The top two teams and top 10 individuals advance to the Class 1A state meet Nov. 2 at St. Olaf College in Northfield.
Boys' team scores -- 1-St. Cloud Cathedral 44, 2-Annandale 94, 3-Pierz 101, 4-Hinckley-Finlayson 113, 5-Pine City 117, 6-Crosby-Ironton 129, 7-Albany 144, 8-Paynesville 152
Individual winner -- Joe Radinovich (CI) 16:09
Crosby-Ironton results- 7-Ricky Aulie 17:00, 34-Jim Stokman 18:09, 44-McLean Severson 18:42, 55-Lane Srock 19:38, 58-Matt Keney 19:41
Pierz results -- 3-Zach Solinger 16:20, 11-Eli Solinger 17:22, 15-Randy Rauch 17:32, 34-Ben Andres 18:18, 38-Ben-Durheim 18:38, 42-Riley Gruber 18:48, 46-Josh Andrea 18:55
Girls' team scores -- 1-Paynesville 64, 2-St. Cloud Cathedral 67, 3-Crosby-Ironton 73, 4-Rockford 93, 5-Pierz 132, 6-Albany 135, 7-Pine City 157, 8-Annandale 174
Individual winner -- Rachel Stangler (Albany) 14:44
Crosby-Ironton results -- 7-Kim Beaman 15:07, 11-Erica Lundgren 15:40, 12-Andrea Borden 15:41, 25-Steph Anderson 16:34, 26-Nicole Anderson 16:37, 36-Molly Nixon 16:58, 41-Angel Adams 17:08
Pierz results -- 2-Jamie Talberg 15:00, 20-Kaitlyn Jensen 16:28, 29-Kaley Jensen 16:49, 33-Amber Welle 16:59, 48-Nicole Waytashek 17:56, 53- Sarah Virnig 19:41, 55-Kelly Janson 20:35
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