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State Cross Country Runner Champion from Nevis: Jade Rypkema
I Want To Talk About My Coaches - Reflection Of Jade Rypkema

Nevis High School senior finished 1st in a field of 158 runners

People who have followed Nevis High School senior Jade Rypkema’s track and cross country running career were thrilled, but probably not surprised, when she finished first in a field of 158 runners in the Class A state cross country meet earlier this month in Northfield.

Jade finished the hilly, five kilometer course five seconds ahead of last year’s champion Amanda Overgaaw.  Last Spring, as a junior, Jade also finished first in the 16-hundred and 32-hundred meter races in the state track meet.

Jade slowed down enough last week (recently) to let Scott Hall catch up to her for this interview.

Heidi Holtan is KAXE's Director of Content and Public Affairs where she manages producers and is the local host of Morning Edition from NPR. Heidi is a regional correspondent for WDSE/WRPT's Duluth Public Television’s Almanac North.
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