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A Rosemount runner competes during the Applejack Invitational.

Cross country: Irish roll at Applejack

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A spread of 29 seconds between its No. 1 and 5 runners - the best in the 14-team field - was key in helping the Rosemount boys win its first Applejack Invitational title since 2007 Friday afternoon at Aronson Park in Lakeville.


The Irish, ranked third in Class 2A, placed all five of its scoring runners in the top 15 out of 100 runners at the competitive meet. That strong presence at the front of the pack gave them a 43-55 edge over sixth-ranked Andover.

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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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