Girls CC takes title, boys finish seventh


The girls cross country team won the conference title for the first time since 2012. They are, front row, from left, coach Jamie Heying, Ava Mergen, Grace Praska, Kate Graham, head coach Ben Youngs. Back row, from left, coach J McClelland, Sophie Pribyl, Gus Demarais, Mary Miller, Grace Heying, coach Paul Fouquette.

Jamie Heying cheers on Sophie Pribyl as she heads into the finish line. Pribyl led the Irish girls cross country team to a Central Minnesota Conference championship with her second-place finish last week. The Irish traveled to Kimball for the event. (Photos by Chris Fobbe)

The Irish girls cross country team ousted two ranked teams to win the Central Minnesota Conference for the first time since 2012 last week.
The Irish traveled to Kimball on Tuesday, Oct. 17, to face off against nine conference schools. Maple Lake edged Eden Valley-Watkins-Kimball by one point for the title. Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted finished third and Pierz was fourth.

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