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Prep cross-country: Eskomos look to stay healthy, competitive

"Keeping everyone healthy, motivated and competing in one of most competitive single A Sections in the state," will be among the team's biggest challenges in the 2022 cross-country season, coach Jerimy Hallsten said.

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Head coach: Jerimy Hallsten

Assistant coach: Dennis Rengo

Returning starters: Ben Meysembourg, Ethan Gamache and Alec Halvorson for the boys, and Aspen Berg and Evelyn Peterson for the girls.

Newcomers to watch: "We have eight seventh graders out this year: four boys and four girls. One of the larger seventh grade classes Esko CC has seen in recent years," coach Jerimy Hallsten said.

What are the team's strengths?


Based on the first few practices the team had, Hallsten said his runners have natural athletic ability and aerobic base.

Where can the team improve?

Getting out on the course will be the biggest factor for a young Eskomos squad, Hallsten said.

"Most/all are relatively new to the sport and/or have not had much varsity experience," he said.

What will be the team's biggest challenge this season?

"Keeping everyone healthy, motivated and competing in one of most competitive single A Sections in the state," Hallsten said.

In girls soccer action, Grand Rapids snapped Cloquet-Carlton's 10-game win streak.

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