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Jakob McCleary (Perham Cross Country)

By Craig Olson 11/08/2021, 4:00pm CST

Senior Jakob McCleary of the Perham Boys’ Cross Country team is the Olson Oil Company Athlete of the Week.

The Perham boys’ cross country team took runner-up honors at the Class A State Meet on Saturday at St. Olaf College in Northfield.  Nova Classical Academy won the team title with 122 points and Perham took second with 128 points.  Jakob McCleary won the individual title with a time of 16:09.64, well ahead of runner-up Henry Karelitz (16:25.02) from Nova.

Staples-Motley won the Class A State Girls Cross Country championship with 103 points and Perham came in second with 109 points.  Luverne was third 117, Hawley fourth 161 and St. Cloud Cathedral fifth 161.  Amanda Overgaauw of Murray County Central won the individual title with a time of 18:09.13.  Gracie Morris (19:17.65) led Perham with an eighth place finish.