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By Dan Rudy 

Cross-country runners tread water at home meet


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Wrangell's Riley Blatchley pulls into the finish line during Saturday's cross-country meet in Wrangell, followed by Petersburg runners Koren Sperl and Daniel Holmbert, and teammate Tyman Teat (background).

Hundreds of runners carried on through chilly rains at Saturday's Wrangell Invitational Cross-Country meet. The weather kept to around 52 degrees that day, with most of the 0.3 inches falling during the early afternoon races.

Coming from 15 schools around the region, 226 runners and 20 coaches participated in the weekend meet, the third so far of the season. A new course was plotted out for the races, held past Muskeg Meadows Golf Course along Spur Road.

Wrangell High School fielded 13 runners at the meet, and its girls team finished sixth with 163 points. Reyn Hutten was the fourth place o...

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