Albia has a state cross country individual champion and a team champion at the Class 2A state junior high level.

The Albia seventh grade girls dominated the field in a 12-point team title in Ankeny on Saturday. Christa Gronewold led the effort, winning the state seventh grade 2A title in a time of 13:35.

In an incredibly tight finish, teammate Lily Buckingham finished third overall in 13:47 and Olivia Sheffield placed sixth in 13:59. Serene Thompson was the 11th place finisher in 14:37, Avery Halstead came in 16th in 15:09, Chloe Burkman was 40th in 17:41 and Aubrey Reed was 46th in 21:21.

Pleasantville finished second as a team with 39 points followed by Mid-Prairie, 60, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, 62, Williamsburg, 63 and Okoboji, 85.

The eighth grade girls, led by Sayler Rozenboom, finished fourth in Class 2A competition and eighth grade boy, Ethan Stalzer, finished as the runner-up in Class 2A eighth grade boys competition.

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