Richard Swanson of the Kingsland cross-country team finished second (16:54) and brother Ryan was 12th in the meet held at La Crescent last week. Clayton Freimuth had a 15th place finish.

"With a few out with injuries, we weren't able to run our full varsity," said coach Amber Uhlenhake.

Erica Earley had a ninth place finish in a time of 17:17, in spite of "finishing in a lot of pain," said Uhlenhake. This was another PR for Earley.

The team is hoping to get some runners back for this Tuesday's meet in Byron. Then the team has a break until Sept. 20 at Pine Island.