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Alicia Nelson (left, on hurdle) competes in a steeplechase race last track season. Nelson, a 2009 Moffat County graduate, won the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championships Nov. 17 in Joplin, Mo. She set a record time of 20:03.3.

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Moffat County grad takes national title

Hard work has paid big dividends for Alicia Nelson. The senior for Adams State University and 2009 Moffat County High School graduate finished her cross country career in style last weekend at the 2012 NCAA Division II National Championships. At the Nov. 17 race on the campus of Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo., Nelson finished the six-kilometer race in 20:03.3, taking first place and setting a D-II meet record in the process.

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