Linn-Mar, Hempstead Take Home MVC Cross-Country Titles

By KCRG Sports

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The MVC Valley Division conference championship was at Noelridge on Thursday night.

Amber Decker of Linn-Mar cruised to a win in a time of 14:33. Shannon Gorman of Washington was second, followed by Sammy Sproul of Waterloo West. The Lions won the team title followed by Prairie and Xavier.

The boys' side was much closer. Josh Evans won gold with a time of 15:16. Jake Moore of Prairie was second, followed by Tanner Rathje of Linn-Mar. Isiaha Vlasik and Mitch Pritts of Prairie took fourth and fifth. Linn-Mar squeaked out the team title, beating Prairie by just six points.

The Mississippi Division conference meet was in Iowa City on Thursday night as well. Iowa City West won the girls team title, while Hempstead won for the boys.
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