An 'Extreme' start to the season
The Red Wing boys and girls cross-country teams each placed fifth Thursday at the River Falls Extreme meet to open the season.
Wingers senior Christian Leitner led the boys with a second-place finish at the rigorous course. Leitner clocked a time of 18 minutes, 52 seconds on a course just shy of three miles and included crossing a creek six times.
Leitner finished as the runner-up to Rochester Mayo's Riley Macon, who enters the season ranked sixth in Class 2A.