Decorah juniors Linnea Kephart (L) and Gara Lonning celebrate their second straight state title with a high five. (Photo courtesy Clara Knudson)
For the second straight year, the Decorah girls cross country team was victorious in Fort Dodge at the state cross country meet.
The Vikings, who last year won the fifth state title in school history, tied with MOC-Floyd Valley with 108 points. Going to the sixth runner as a tie breaker, Decorah senior Kelly Minear finished 34th. MOC-Floyd Valley's Daphne Heimensen finished 79th, giving Decorah the victory.
The Decorah boys also got on the podium, finishing third in Class 3A. Decorah secured 114 points. Boone won the meet with 69 points.
In Class 1A, the South Winn boys finished third with 157 points. Denver won the team title with 89 points. Individually, Devin Franzen took sixth while Nathan Meyer was ninth.
The South Winn girls claimed fourth in Class 1A. They put up 142 points. Pekin won the title with 81 points.
Turkey Valley junior Ryan Izer came in seventh overall in Class 1A, posting a time of 16:51.2.
For more details and photos, pick up Tuesday's Decorah Public Opinion.