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Cross-country preview: Cloquet Lumberjacks

Cloquet returns 6 boys, 5 girls; first meet Aug. 22 at Chub Lake

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Center front:All seniors, Jordan Allen, left to right: Phoebe Bieri, Hannah Lundborg, Drake Pattison, Cason Olson, Shawn Olson (hat) Ethan Gunderson, Anthony McKay, Jorden Hernandez, Dennis Osvold and Josh South run during cross country practice on a perfect cool morning at Pine Valley Wednesday, August 21. Not pictured, Lauren Cawcutt and Sophie Richardson. Jamie Lund/Pine Journal

Head coach: Chandra Allen

Assistant coaches: Ryan Zimny, Jamie Jazdzewski, Ed Martin

Returning boys: Jordan Allen, Jesse Bahen, Dennis Osvold, Joshua Sanders, Sam Buytaert, Cale Prosen

Returning girls: Lauren Cawcutt, Kellie Martin, Charlotte Ripp, Phoebe Bieri, Sophie Richardson

New boys to watch: Mario Genereau, Benjamin Bauer, AJ Maijala, Ethan Gunderson

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New girls to watch: Amelia Allen, Harmony Tracy, Presley Niemi

Team strengths: Depth, experience, motivation

Biggest challenge: Staying healthy, injury-free

Coach’s assessment: "We have a great group of returning runners," head coach Chandra Allen said. "We only lost two runners on the boys team and three runners on the girls team to graduation: Aiden Ripp, Blaine Bong, Kelly Lorenz, Elise Pickar and Rosie Richardson. We are looking forward to the season and continuing to grow and improve."

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Jamey Malcomb has a been high school sports reporter for the Duluth News Tribune since October 2021. He spent the previous six years covering news and sports for the Lake County News-Chronicle in Two Harbors and the Cloquet Pine Journal. He graduated from the George Washington University in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in history and literature and also holds a master's degree in secondary English education from George Mason University.
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