Seventh grader Tia Johnson will represent Maple Grove at this Saturday’s state cross country meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield.
Johnson ran 10th at last week’s Section 5 meet at Anoka to earn her first state qualification.
The Crimson finished fifth as a team in section. Totino-Grace and Mounds View took first and second.
Maple Grove runners in the section meet are: 10- Tia Johnson, 15:26.3; 21- Paige Cassibo, 15:43.1; 24- Olivia Rosenow, 15:54.6; 29- Kendall Johnson, 16:04.2; 33- Taylor Rosacker, 16:06.3; 35- Onna Peschong, 16:11.3; and 38- Lauren Schiedler, 16:14.7.