Big Lake 8th grader, Owen Layton, competed at St. Olaf College in Northfield on Saturday as part of the Minnesota State AA Cross-Country Championship. Temperatures were cool and windy as Owen traversed the undulating course Saturday morning. Owen ran his usual steady race and didn’t let the big stage rattle him. Owen capped his great season by finishing in 149th place with a time of 17:20, an amazing feat for an 8th grader. Congratulations to Owen, we are all so proud of you.