WAMEGO For the third straight year, the Baldwin High School girls cross country team won the Class 4A state cross country championship.
The Bulldogs’ victory on Saturday was their sixth in the last eight years. They scored 40 points as six of their seven runners finished in the top 20 to earn a state medal.
“They've done a great job all year,” Baldwin coach Mike Spielman said. “It was pretty dominating today to get six in the top 18. They ran really well and have won three in a row now.”
Baldwin's state medalists were Sienna Durr (4), Elizabeth Sigvaldson (7), Kaitlyn Barnes (11), Heather Karlin (16), Carol Whaley (17) and Julie Hill (18).
De Soto’s girls squad placed second with 92 points. It was the third consecutive second-place finish for the Wildcats at the state meet. Lacey Erickson finished 13th to pace De Soto.
The Wildcats boys team earned a third-place trophy. Angel Vasquez, who finished seventh, was the only medalist for De Soto.
Baldwin’s boys placed fourth as a team. Tony Weiss finished third for the Bulldogs.