Declan became the Class 1A boys cross-country state champion in one of the closest finishes in the history of the event. Dahlberg won the state title by two-hundredths of a second over Matt Steiger of La Crescent, with Carl Kozlowski of Lake City another two-hundredths of a second behind Steiger.

Dahlberg, who finished 19th at state last year, was ranked No. 1 in the Class 1A coaches poll going into Saturday’s event at St. Olaf College in Northfield.

Congratulations to Declan Dahlberg for being this week’s Old Dutch Quality Athlete of the Week.