September 23, 2021

Grant County Herald

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Hanson steps into head coaching role for Knights cross country

Top returners for the WCA girls cross country team include (from left) Terina Blasyck (sophomore), Victoria Junker (senior), and Lexi Bright (senior). Brooke Kern / Grant County Herald

Brooke Kern / Grant County Herald

Austin Hanson steps into the head coaching role for the West Central Area boys’ and girls’ cross country teams.

Both WCA teams qualified for the Class A State Cross Country meet last fall, but due to COVID-19, all fall state tournaments were not held. Hanson hopes to keep the tradition of success going into this season.

“Many of our athletes are hungry to carry the tradition of alumni and challenge the top teams in our section to get back to where we were last year,” Hanson told

Full story in the Aug. 25 Grant County Herald.

The Knights opened the season Saturday, Aug. 28, at Arvig Park in Perham and will run at Breckenridge Thursday, Sept. 1.

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