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Rydeen runs to third at WIAC meet

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Katie Rydeen of Osceola posted a career-best time of 22 minutes, 31 seconds, to finish third at the WIAC Cross Country Championships Saturday at Whitetail Golf Course in Colfax.

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Rydeen's 6,000 meter time is the fourth fastest in UW-River Falls history and earned her a spot on the All-WIAC first team.

Kaylee Nelson of Knapp was the second Falcon across the finish line, in 50th place overall, with a time of 24:29.

UW-Eau Claire took the team title with 41 points while the Falcons scored 186. UW-Oshkosh's Christy Cazzola won the race with a time of 21:27.

In the men's race, Jessop Keene of Prescott led the Falcons with a career-best time of 25:46, finishing 23rd overall. Mohamed Mohamed was right behind in 25th place with a time of 25:51, also a career best.

UW-Oshkosh won the men's team title with 51 points while the Falcons scored 171. UW-Stout's Tim Nelson won the individual title with a time of 24:41 over the 8,000-meter course.

The Falcons will next run in the NCAA Midwest Regional Saturday in Rock Island, Ill.

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