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Photo by Bob Williams/EOT Focus Emma Schmitz competes in the Section 8A cross country meet Oct. 28 in Bagley. The Wadena-Deer Creek runner earned her first trip to the state meet by placing fourth against section competition.

Schmitz places fourth, gains state berth

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Emma Schmitz placed fourth in a field of 105 runners last Friday to qualify for her first trip to the Class A state cross country meet.


The lissome freshman became the first WDC harrier to reach state since the 2008 season when Hannah Toedter qualified.

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