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Student teams place in academic triathlon

Saleha Ali, Manha Fathima, Emaan Malik, Dane Meuler and Brady Soenen were on the Lake Middle School team coached by Zainab Malik. 1 / 4
The Woodbury Middle School team coached by Christine Wroblewski is comprised of Vinnie Brott, Koen Gaede, Arman Mahmoodi, Nathan Mogck and Kirtheev Senthilkumar. Photos courtesy of South Washington County Schools2 / 4
The Lake Middle School team of Elissa Frankel, Eli Kobussen, Maria Kolb, Emily Lawrence and Marshall Tentis took first place in their section. They were coached by Kevin Frankel. 3 / 4
The Liberty Ridge team included Jack Aldrich, Elsie Calumpit, Ava Plautz, Emily Tracy and Katrien Van Heyst. Their coaches were Sarah Aldrich, Julie Van Heyst, Michelle Plautz and Tracey Tracy. 4 / 4

WOODBURY — Six South Washington County Schools teams finished in the top 10 at the state U.S. Academic Triathlon (USAT) tournament which took place at Woodbury Middle School May 12.

Each team completed skits, answered trivia questions and tested on various skills. Almost 175 teams competed in the triathlon.

A Lake Middle School team took first place, a Woodbury Middle School team took third place, a Cottage Grove Middle School team took fifth place, a Lake Middle School team came in fifth place, a Cottage Grove Elementary team came in eight place and a Liberty Ridge team came in eighth place.