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Auburn High girls cross country team wins state championship; boys take second
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Auburn High girls cross country team wins state championship; boys take second

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The Auburn High cross country teams pose after the girls team won the Class 7A state championship on Saturday and the girls team finished second in its respective competition. Back row, from left: boys team head coach Tony Benitez, Nathan Stewart, Aubrey Lake, Stewart Brown, Mark Foster, Jeffrey Blair, Thomas Parnell, Maxwell Hardin, Layton Spates, Alex Lincoln-Velez and girls team head coach Olivia Tofani. Front row: Myla Ragan, Abby Merner, Sally Owen, EV McGowan, Stella Stewart, Lessye Gray, Elizabeth Nist, Sangie Lincoln-Velez, Mary Elizabeth Hadley and Liviy Tole. Not pictured: Sam Sexton.

The Auburn High girls cross country team won the Class 7A state championship on Saturday in Oakville — and the Auburn High boys team finished second.

Auburn High’s Sangie Lincoln-Velez won individual gold on the girls side, finishing in 18:29.97. Teammate

Abby Merner finished in third behind her in 18:36.45. The Auburn High girls bested second-place Hoover in the team standings.

On the boys side, Stewart Brown finished second for Auburn High, in 15:23.43. Maxwell Hardin finished fourth in 15:50.67. Huntsville won the boys’ state championship, just besting Auburn High.

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