Cromwell-Wright/Floodwood junior Noah Foster and Duluth Marshall senior Keegan McAuliffe raced to cross country victories at the Virginia Cross Country Invitational on a beautiful 70-degree Wednesday at Virginia Golf Course.

Fourteen schools attended.

Foster covered the 5-kilometer course in 16 minutes, 51 seconds to finish ahead of the likes of the Rock Ridge senior Aaron Nelson (16:53) and Rock Ridge junior Cameron Stocke (17:18), the defending Minnesota Class A track champion in the 1,600, as Rock Ridge cruised past Esko and Denfeld for the boys team title.

Esko senior Nathaniel Rengo (17:41) and Mountain Iron-Buhl senior Jeffrey Kayfes (17:47) rounded out the top five as 132 boys competed.

McAuliffe, meanwhile, won the girls race in 21:08 to edge MIB sophomore twin sisters Kate (21:12) and Liz Nelson (21:17). Esko senior Grace Hrabik (21:21) and Hibbing freshman Gianna Figueroa (21:26) rounded out the top five in a closely contested race with 85 girls competing.

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Hibbing raced out to the team victory with 55 points, easily ahead of Rock Ridge (78 points) and Grand Rapids (104).

Scoreboard

Girls Tennis

Tuesday’s Result

Duluth East 7, Duluth Denfeld 0

Volleyball

Tuesday’s Results

Carlton 3, Deer River 2

Hermantown 3, Esko 1

Mesabi East 3, Hibbing 2

Wednesday’s Result

Cromwell-Wright 3, McGregor 0