By Bob San
Maple Grove High runners Ryan Grahm, Sean Heaton, Mitchell Dickerson and Tia Johnson competed at the state cross country meet Saturday, Nov. 3 at St. Olaf College in Northfield.
Dickerson, a sophomore, ran 36th in 16:13.9. Heaton, a junior, finished 66th in 16:34.2. Graham, a senior, was 97th in 16:50.3. Johnson, a seventh grader, was 131st in 15:49.3.
The Crimson coaches are excited about next season as many top runners return.
“This young team has a ton of potential over the next few years,” girls’ coach Jen Riewe said. “We will have all of our varsity squad back again next year plus a great group of JV runners. We are looking forward to making a trip to the state meet as a team next year.”