Award-winning runner off to national meet

Richfield junior Obsa Ali

Richfield junior Obsa Ali

Richfield junior Obsa Ali (left) catches up with Joe Klecker of Hopkins while finishing second in the state Class AA cross-country championships race Nov. 3 at St. Olaf College in Northfield. Ali competed in the Nikeland Heartland Invitational Midwest Regional Meet 5,000-meter race Nov. 11 in Sioux Falls, Invitational. He placed third out of 331 runners with a time of 15 minutes, 31.0 seconds. That performance earned Ali a trip to the Nike national meet Saturday, Dec. 1, in Portland, Ore. (Photo by Brian Nelson – Sun Newspapers)

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