Decorah girls cross country team wins South Winn Invitational

Posted: Wed, Oct 3, 2018 9:53 AM
L-R: Kalea Oftedahl, Brielle Buresh, Meg Sessions, Britta Swanson, Brooke Courtney, Cassidy Carolan, Shayla Betts, Annette Leschensky, Fiona Buresh, and Leila Johnson (all photos by's Clara Knudson)

The Decorah girls cross country team won the South Winn Invitational with 26 points on Tuesday. Due to all the wet weather, the meet was reduced to a varsity only race with 10 runners from each team competing, hoping it would cause less wear and tear on the golf course.

Decorah was first with 26 points, Waukon had 69 points, South Winn had 82 points, followed by Nashua, Central, Clayton Ridge, MFL, New Hampton, Postville, and Turkey Valley.

Leila Johnson won the race as she crossed the finish line in 19:52.65. Shayla Betts was 2nd with her time of 20:00.86. Brooke Courtney was 6th place with her time of 20:53.66. Just behind her was Meg Sessions in 7th place, finishing in 20:54.58. Fiona Buresh was 10th in 21:00.32. Britta Swanson was 11th in 21:01.61. Kalea Oftedahl was 17th in 21:01.61. Annette Leschensky was 19th in 21:18.27. Brielle Buresh was 21st in 21:35.92. Cassidy Carolan was 22nd, finishing in 21:45.83.

Leila Johnson
Meg Sessions, Brooke Courtney, Britta Swanson, Kalea Oftendahl, Fiona Buresh, Cassidy Carolan, and Briella Buresh
Britta Swanson
Kalea Oftedahl