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11/14/09 at Yankton Trails Park, Sioux Falls SD
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It's Dowling Catholic IA girls, Eden Prairie MN boys
Katie Flood 17:19.06 CR, Aaron Bartnik 15:33.70

Sweetness, no matter where you're coming from - Meet Story by SteveU
Brent Madison Photos - Boys Championship | Girls Championship

At left, Aaron Bartnik and teammate Mohamed Mohamed flash their victory smiles on the awards stand for Eden Prairie.  At right, Dowling Catholic seniors Katie Flood and Ashlie Decker lead over the hay bales en route to a 1-2 finish that paced the winning team effort.  Photos by Brent Madison

 Qualifiers - for Nike Cross National finals at Portland OR December 5; 3rd and 4th place teams are eligible for selection as a national at large team. Individual qualifiers are the top 5 finishers not on a qualifying team.)
Boys Team
1. Eden Prairie MN 61         
2. Wayzata MN 74
3. Bismarck ND 97
4. Stillwater MN 215
Girls Team
1. Dowling Catholic IA  105
2. Elk River MN 119
3. Eden Prairie MN 126
4. Bismarck ND 134
 Boys Individual 
(1. Aaron Bartnik MN 15:33.70)
2. Marcus Paulson WI 15:37.40
3. Jake Erschen WI 15:40.30
4. Andrew Stevens KS 15:44.30
Jacob Sandry MN 15:46.10
6. Tony Smoragiewicz SD 15:48.00
Girls Individual (qualifiers in bold)
(1. Katie Flood IA 17:19.06)
(2. Ashlie Decker IA 17:21.79)
3. Shelby Houlihan IA 18:05.59
4. Marya Haegler WI 18:10.73
5. Maria Hauger MN 18:16.24

(6. Emma Bates MN 18:21.11)
(7. Abbi Aspengren MN 18:25.12)
8. Maddie McClellan MN 18:26.53
9. Rebekah Tomham IA 18:28.37

Winners Table
Click on event for detailed results and photos.
 Girls Open
 Boys Open
 Girls Championship
Katie Flood 17:19.06 CR
Dowling Catholic 105 over Elk River MN 119
 Boys Championship
Aaron Bartnik 15:33.70
Eden Prairie MN 61 over Wayzata MN 74

Preview: Final go-round for Katie Flood-Ashlie Decker as their Dowling Catholic tries to get back to Portland; three key teams in the hunt for boys title including 2-time defender Wayzata; boys individual crown up for grabs - By SteveU

Last Year
HL#2 teams win -- Wayzata MN boys, Eden Prairie MN girls.  HL#1 teams finish 2nd and also qualify for nationals -- Bismarck ND boys, Roosevelt Sioux Falls SD girls.  Jakub Zivec MN and Ashlie Decker IA win individual titles
 Jakub Zivec
 Ashley Decker
photos by John Dye

Heartland Region History

 200814th, Bismarck ND
18th, Wayzata MN
11th, Eden Prairie MN
19th, Roosevelt Sioux Falls SD
 200720th, Wayzata XC MN
21st, Swanson XC (Shawnee Mission NW KS)
14th, DesMoines RC (Dowling Catholic IA)
16th, Yankton XC SD 
20068th, Potosi MO (Potosi)
16th, Willmar MN (Willmar)
5th, Yankton XC Club SD (Yankton)
11th, Sioux Falls SD (Roosevelt)
19th, City of Iowa IA (Iowa City)
200514th, Willmar MN (Willmar)
18th, 3-D Running Club SD (Yankton)
5th, 3-D Running Club SD (Yankton)
19th, North Lakeville MN (Lakeville North)
20048th, Marshall Mix MN (Marshall)
18th, Team Swanson KS (Shawnee Mission)
3rd, 3-D Running Club SD (Yankton)
10th, Runwest IA (Iowa City West) 
14th, Four Pointers SD (Roosevelt Sioux Falls)


12pm-4pm- Packet Pickup, Clubhouse Suites
7pm- Pre-meet dinner, Augustana College, with packet pickup also.

8am-12 noon- Packet Pickup at the course
11:00am- Open Girls
11:45am- Open Boys
12:30pm- Open Boys and Girls awards
12:30pm Community Race - open to all ages Register at www.pttiming.com
1:30pm- Championship Girls
2:15pm- Championship Boys
2:45pm- Championship Race Awards



Directions to Yankton Trail Park XC Course

I-90 from the West
Exit 396A I-29 South to Exit 75 I-229 North to Exit 3 Minnesota Ave. Right <.1 mile to park entrance #1.

I-90 from the East
Exit 400 I-229 South to Exit 3 Minnesota Ave. Left .1 mile to park entrance #1.

I-29 from the North or South
Exit 75 I-229 North to Exit 3 Minnesota Ave. Right <.1 mile to park entrance #1.

From meet headquarters
South on Louise Ave 1.7 miles to 57th Street. Left (east) on 57th St. 1.2 miles to park entrance #2.

Directions to meet headquarters (Clubhouse Suites)

I-29 Exit 78 (26th Street), Turn east onto 26th St 1/3 mile (26th St becomes Louise Ave), Turn left into Clubhouse Hotel & Suites, 2320 S. Louise Ave.

Directions to Pre-Event Dinner at Augustana College Commons

From meet headquarters (Clubhouse Suites):
South on Louise Ave. to 41st street, Left on 41st street to Kiwanas Ave., Left on Kiwanas Ave to 33rd St., Right on 33rd st. to Grange Ave. Left on Grange Ave onto campus (Look for signs) on the right.