Mustangs XC wins first regional since 1994



October 22, 2018 - 10:41 AM

The Iola boys pose with their regional championship plaque after taking first place Saturday in Ottawa. From left, Jack Adams, Elijah Fawson, Tavon Bass, Cole Regehr, Bret Plumlee, Riley Jay and Trenton Varney. REGISTER/TIMOTHY EVERSON

Just two points were the difference between tears and elation Saturday afternoon in a field outside of Ottawa.

For the Iola girls’ cross country team, it meant tears. For the third year in a row, the Fillies were edged out of a team spot at state after taking fourth place two points behind the qualifying third-place.

The Billings sisters — Junior Elka and freshman Ursula — both finished in the top 10, qualifying them for state.

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