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Girls’ Cross Country Team Qualifies for State Meet

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Girls’ Cross Country Team Qualifies for State Meet

BSM’s girls’ cross country runners have much to celebrate after finishing second place as a team in the Section 6AA race Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, qualifying them to compete in the MSHSL State Meet for the first time in program history! Vivienne Larson ’23 clinched the Section 6AA Champion title after her first place finish. She is set to compete in the individual state meet alongside teammates Sofia Rokala ’28 and Genevieve Larson ’23 whose top ten finishes also earned them a spot in the individual competition. Oliver Foley ’24 qualified as an individual state contender for the boys’ competition.

Red Knights will race on Saturday, Nov. 5 at St. Olaf College in Northfield beginning at 2:30 p.m. More information can be found on the MSHSL website.

“I am so beyond proud of my team. We've worked so hard this season, and I am so glad it is paying off,” captain Lily Peterson ’23 shared after Thursday’s win. “It's not often that girls’ cross country has qualified for state as a team, and I am so lucky to be a part of it. It is an amazing opportunity to be able to run against athletes competing at the state level, and we're just happy to be there! 

We are #BSMproud of our cross country runners and wish them luck as they represent Benilde-St. Margaret’s at state.

Cross Country Team

Update November 7

The girls' varsity team and Oliver Foley '24 had a strong showing at the MSHSL state meet. The girls' team captured 8th place out of 16 teams in the Class AA race. Red Knights who qualified as individuals finished with the following placements:

  • Vivienne Larson '23 - 11th Place
  • Genevieve Larson '23 - 47th Place
  • Sofie Rokala '28 - 81st Place
  • Oliver Foley '24 - 109th Place

Congratulations on a fantastic season, Red Knights!


About Benilde-St. Margaret's School
Benilde-St. Margaret's (BSM) is a Catholic, co-educational private prep school for grades 7–12 located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, that draws its over one thousand students from throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

The mission of BSM is to educate, empower, and inspire learners within a Catholic community to lead lives of faith, achieve academic excellence, and contribute meaningfully to a global society.

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