Melrose-Mindoro, Lincoln and Blair-Taylor would be in action last Thursday in Eleva-Strum to determine the best teams and individuals in the Dairyland Conference for cross country.
The Melrose-Mindoro girls would look to keep its streak of conference championships alive.
Sydney Becker would come in first overall for the Mustangs while teammates Carrie Pfaff and Hannah Peterson came in fifth and sixth.
Blair-Taylor would have one of it’s best performances on the year as three Wildcats came in the top 20.
Thea McAdams, Macie Berg and Hannah Berg came in 11th, 14th and 15th overall respectively.
Tarilyn Mikel would round out the top 20 for Mel-Min with a 19th place finish overall.
Lincoln’s best finisher would be Ashley Holmgreen who came in 24th, while Elizabeth Prindle wasn’t far behind at 26th.
As a team the Mustangs would be just barely edged out by Cochrane-Fountain City and be forced to settle for second place. B-T would come in fourth overall.
On the boys side, Jackson County teams would struggle against some of the other players in the Dairyland.
Individually teams showed up strong as Preston Gutenberg took second overall for B-T.
Colton Sime of Mel-Min also placed high, taking fifth overall.
Another Wildcat would stride into the top 20 as Alec Reismann came in 12th overall.
Lincoln also came in the top half of the competition with Ethan Breheim’s 18th place finish.
As a whole, B-T would place the highest at fourth overall, while Lincoln came in sixth. Mel-Min didn’t have enough runners to have a full team.