Girls Cross Country State Roster (name with grade) :Anna Olson – 11th, Maria Isaacson – 10th, Alyssa Peterson – 9th, Annika Aho – 9th, Megan Hendrickson – 9th, Cierra Ahlf – 9th, Lydia Isaacson – 9th, Lora Isaacson – 7th
UNC girls earn first ever trip to state!
The United North Central girls cross country team earned their first ever trip to state as a team on Friday night taking second place at the section 8A cross country meet in Bagley. Going into the race the girls knew it would take an amazing run to top perennial power Park Rapids for the second spot but they welcomed the challenge. As the race got started Annika Aho blasted out with the lead group followed closely by Alyssa Peterson, Anna Olson, Cierra Ahlf, and Megan Hendrickson. The race wound around the Bagley golf course and the girls continued to hold strong. At just over a half mile to go the girls were down 8 points but fought down the last 200 meters to collectively pass 9 girls with Cierra Ahlf edging a Pelican Rapids girl by .01 seconds to secure 2nd place by one point over Park Rapids. Annika Aho led the group in 8th place, Cierra came in 19th, Alyssa 25th, Anna 35th and Megan 39th. The girls have worked very hard for this and are completely ready to get down to St. Olaf college and race at the state meet, as a team, next Saturday at 1pm. We’d LOVE for any and everyone to come and cheer us on!!!