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Niemi wins, Anderson 4th at Drummond invite


Jason Juno/Daily Globe

Ironwood's Nick Niemi, in red, leads the field of boys, including Hurley's Carson Thewis, in black, left of Niemi, at Thursday's cross country invitational hosted by Drummond at Telemark Golf Course in Cable, Wis. Niemi won the race and Thewis finished ninth. For more on the event, see page 9.

CABLE, Wis. — In as close to a WIAA Division 3 sectional preview as Hurley will get, Tori Anderson finished fourth Thursday at Telemark Golf Course.

Ironwood's Nick Niemi found out he would have a good shot at a Wisconsin state berth — if he weren't competing in Michigan. He won the invite with a time of 17:29.2, beating Drummond's Gavin Martell by 20.6 seconds.

Fourteen of the 20 teams from the sectional took part. But that excluded Chequamegon, which has been dominant this season and one of the bigger schools in the sectional in Grantsburg, which has three runners posting faster tim...

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