The Prior Lake girls cross country team was hoping to challenge for the state title at the Class AAA meet Nov. 5 at St. Olaf College in Northfield.

But the Lakers and the rest of the field were no match for No. 1-ranked Wayzata. The Trojans finished with 39 team points, well ahead of runner-up Minnetonka (89).

Tom Schardin covers sports for Savage and Prior Lake. He is dependable, sarcastic and always joking around. Tom enjoys running and swimming and is often busy coaching his two kids' sports teams.