“It is always special to have individuals and teams make state,” said an ebulant Coach Todd Ratliff following his boys and girls teams finishing third at the state qualifying meet last Thursday at Panora.

“When both programs, the boys and the girls make it, the feeling is unreal,” he said. “Their work this season was incredible and I am so happy for the memories they were able to make for life tonight because of it. These young men and women of Albia make it so special to be here. It will be an honor to be able to walk the course with them Saturday in Ft. Dodge.”

Turn to Pages 9 and 10 for the break down of the races. The newspaper will be doing a special State Cross Country Meet section on Thursday that will include an Honor Page. Deadline for the Honor Page is Wednesday, 5 p.m. Call 641-932-7121.

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