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Multiple Teams · Cross Country: Boys 1st, Girls 2nd at Osseo Invite

Maple Grove top runner Blake Iverson places second at the Osseo Invitational. (Photo by Rich Moll)

The Maple Grove boys’ cross country team came out on top of the 10-team Osseo Invitational Sept. 28 at Elm Creek Park Reserve.

The Crimson girls team placed second, coming up seven points short of conference rival Centennial.

The boys’ varsity race began with a tribute to Maple Grove runner Sawyer French, who suffered a stroke Aug. 25 and is continuing rehabilitation. All competing racers chanted “Sawyer Strong” in unison prior to the blast of the starting gun. Many racers from competing teams wore “Sawyer” headbands at the meet…

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