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Wadena-Deer Creek's Emma Schmitz competes Nov. 3 at the state cross country meet on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield. Schmitz placed 45th in the Class A field. Photo by Robert Williams/FOCUS

Schmitz shatters previous best in Class A state meet

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Wadena-Deer Creek sophomore Emma Schmitz exceeded the speed limit Saturday morning in the Class A state cross country meet at St. Olaf College.

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Schmitz shattered her 82nd place finish of 16:19.9 in the 2011 state meet with a 45th place time of 15:39.4.

"This year she was strong enough to keep going, and she didn't fade like last year," WDC Head Coach Terry Olson said.

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