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Lemke, Reese to run at state meet

Stefan Lemke and Roy Reese will represent Morris Area at the 2009 State Girls' and Boys' Cross Country Running Meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield Saturday.

The two Tiger runners qualified for the state meet by placing in the top 10 at the Section 6A meet Oct. 29 in Long Prairie.

Lemke won the section meet with a time of 17:30. Reese finished 10th in 18:13.

Other Tiger times were 19:09 (33rd) for Daniel Tiernan, 19:35 for Austin Schieler (40th), 20:16 for Nathan Fangmeier (52nd), 20:51 for Matt Cotter (66th), and 21:46 for Alex Sinclair (81st).

As a team the Tigers took fifth place. The top two teams, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle and Albany, advance to the state meet.

The Tiger girls placed 12th of 19 teams. Albany and New London-Spicer advance to state.

For the Tigers, Sarah Kuhn finished in 18:03 (42nd), MaKenzie Smith in 18:10 (45th), Monserrat Mendez in 18:55 (64th), Julia Sauder in 19:33 (71st), Adrianella Mendez in 19:54 (78th), and Tahni Jungst in 21:19 (92nd).