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Boys runners shine at Roy Griak Invite


September 28, 2017

Mary Langenfeld

Middleton's Sam Jaeger finished 28th individually at the Roy Griak Invitational last Saturday.

Brian Finnel was watching Middleton's long distance runners during track season last spring. And Finnel had a thought.

"We had so many guys run well in the 3200," said Finnel, the Cardinals' boys cross country coach. "I thought this cross country season could be a very special year."

So Finnel decided to enter the Cardinals in the Roy Griak Invitational, one of the most competitive events anywhere. The 46-team invitational was held last Saturday on the University of Minnesota campus.

"Part of the appeal of going to Griak was seeing more challenging competition," Finnel said. "But it's alway...

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