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Cowling Arboretum

Colette Celichowski, women's cross country action 

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The 880-acre Cowling Arboretum provides a network of running, skiing and biking trails adjacent to the Cannon River, and serves as an outdoor laboratory for prairie restoration and oak savanna research projects.

Athletes from Carleton frequently use the Arb for training and the site was recently named Minnesota's best running trail by Runner's World magazine. With 15 miles of wooded trails winding along the Cannon River, the Arb is great for running and relaxing after a day of classes.

In addition, team members utilize dozens of lightly traveled country roads around Northfield, providing the Knights with some of the nation's best training territory within a very short distance of campus. The team occasionally travels to Minneapolis to run around the city's chain of lakes, adding variety to training days.

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Hart Horner and Jonah Barry, men's cross country action