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The Mingus Boys’ Cross Country team were awarded with the last qualifying spot in the state meet after qualifying 9th. Joesph Sandoval earned first-team all-conference recognition with his 7th place finish in 16:57. Ryan Alexander finished 24th in 17:44. (Courtesy Photo)

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Mingus boys, girls both qualify for state cross country championship race

It's a good thing computer simulations are just that -- simulations.The day before Friday's sectional meet at Holbrook's Hidden Cove Golf Course, veteran Mingus cross country coach Jim Bostwick plugged in the data and did a computer simulation to get a feel for his team's chances at qualifying for this weekend's state championship.Nine teams would qualify. The computer pegged Mingus to come in 10th.

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Mingus boys, girls both qualify for state cross country championship race

It's a good thing computer simulations are just that -- simulations.The day before Friday's sectional meet at Holbrook's Hidden Cove Golf Course, veteran Mingus cross country coach Jim Bostwick plugged in the data and did a computer simulation to get a feel for his team's chances at qualifying for this weekend's state championship.Nine teams would qualify. The computer pegged Mingus to come in 10th.