Tomlinson earns state CC berth, Trojan boys finish 8th

New Prague's Preston Tomlinson took sixth place at the Section 2AA Cross Country meet Thursday, Oct. 23, earning a spot in Saturday's State Class AA meet Saturday, Nov. 1, at St. Olaf College in Northfield.

Tomlinson, a senior, led a strong contingent of Trojan runners that placed eighth in the section meet.

Buffalo senior Zach Mellon won the meet in a time of 16 minutes, 2.3 seconds. Tomlinson's sixth place time was 16:41.4.

Chaska and Willmar earned the two team berths. The Hawks had five runners place among the top 17 and totaled 58 points.

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