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Unity Christian Girls Cross Country Team Champs in 2A MOC Floyd Valley Runner up in 3A

Iowa State High School Cross Country Meets were held in all classes both boys and girls in Fort Dodge Saturday.

In Class 2A girls Unity Christian won a state title with a score of 97 followed by Northeast Goose Lake at 124. Western Christian was 8th with a team total 189. The Unity team was led by Kassidy DeJong who was 4th individually in a time of 15:11. Samantha Bandstra was 13th in a time of 15:38. Other Unity team members include Alyssa Fedders, Jennie Droog, Tara Tilstra, Tessa Schoonhoven and Kinza Brue.

Other top 20 individuals included Erika Douma of Western who was 7th in a time of 15:42 and Kori Schulte of George Little Rock Central Lyon who was 16th in a time of 15:44. The winning time was 14:54.

In the 3A girls team competition MOC Floyd Valley was 2nd with a total of 85. Decorah won it with a 63. the Lady Dutch were led by Bethany Dykstra who finished second individually in 14:31. Caroline Ascherl was 9th in 15:24. Kenzie Mulder also finished at 15:24. She was hundredths of seconds behind her team mate and finished in 10th place. Jaycee Vander Berg was 18th in 15:34. The winning individual time was 13:51. Other MOC Floyd Valley team members include Sali Valdez, Rebekah Muilenberg and Michelle Crogan.

In Class 1A girls Leah Seivert of Sibley Ocheyedan was a State runner up finishing in 14:15. The winning time was 14:05.

In the boys Class 1A Competition Trinity Christian was 5th with a team total of 187. West Lyon was 10th in 214. Council Bluffs St Albert won the team title with a 68.

Trinity Christian team members include Alex Van Ginkel who was 7th individually in 16:57 and Colton Hoksbergen who was 18th in 17:23. Other team members include Brad and Gregg Gritters, Marcus Van Engen, Justin King and Blake Meyer.

Other top 20 individuals were Micah Bajema of West Lyon who was 6th in 16:42. Quinn Groff competed for the Sheldon Orabs tied for 39th finishing in 17:21. The winning time was 16:15.

In the Class 2A boys team competition Spirit Lake was 7th at 195. Okoboji was 9th in 222 and Western Christian finished 11th at 227. Monticello won the title with 52 points.

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