Several area runners are heading to the Division 3 State Cross Country Meet this coming weekend after successful sectional performances Saturday. In the girls race, Oshkosh Lourdes and Amherst finished 1st and 2nd to qualify their teams. The Falcons Alissa Niggeman won the race, with Delaney Green-Gretzinger of Marion 2nd, and Iola-Scandinavia’s Erika Kisting 3rd. They all qualify for State as does the T-Birds Leighten Fischer and Brittany Gagas of Rosholt. For the Boys, the teams from Rosholt and Laconia finished one-two. Also, Seth Barnes from Amherst was an individual qualifier. The State Meet is at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday. Spectators need to know that there is no parking at or near the golf course. They will need to take a free shuttle to the met from various locations in Wisconsin Rapids, including the high school. You can find more information on the State Meet on the WIAA’s website, WIAAWI.org.