The reigning Pioneer League cross country champion Iola Fillies began the 2019 season with holes to fill. Iola had lost the sisters Elka and Ursula Billings to Crest High. And track star Elysia Kunkler had informed head coach Marv Smith she would not be running cross country this fall.
Coming off of her self proclaimed ?worst season,? senior Rachel Bycroft was ready to take the mantle as Iola?s number-one runner.