April 16, 2021

Stevens County Times

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Backman’s improvement helps MACA girls to two first-place finishes

Anna Backman runs for the MACA girls cross country team in a recent meet. Brooke Kern / Stevens County Times

Freshman Anna Backman improved her season best in two cross country meets for the Morris Area / Chokio-Alberta girls team to help the Tigers finish in first place at both meets.

Backman ran her debut on varsity on Sept. 14, in Morris where she ran a 25:20 5K. From the Sept. 14 meet, Backman has dropped over a minute on her season best.

In a second Morris meet on Sept. 21, Backman ran a 24:45, good for ninth at the meet, and then finished in sixth place at the Lac qui Parle Valley / Dawson-Boyd meet Thursday, Sept. 24 and posted a season best time of 24:19.3.

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Brooke Kern