Congratulations to the Gaylord boys cross country team on being the Academic State Champs for Division Two. They were the top-ranked team among all Division Two boys teams in the state in terms of collective grade-point average. Gaylord’s combined GPA of 3.955 was far better than anyone else in their class. Milan, with a team GPA of 3.92, was second with Richland Gull Lake (3.884) in third. Seniors Charlend Howard and Nate Fischer not only led the Blue Devils with their legs this season but also with their brains. Charlend and Nate came in 16th and 17th, respectively, in the individual rankings that combine place and GPA together.