Decorah Viking girls cross country team finishes first at Waukon

Posted: Wed, Sep 23, 2020 4:10 PM
Leila Johnson, Taryn Sanderman, Mairi Sessions, Rebecca Anderson, Kryia Atwell, Abby Halverson and Sam See (Photos by's Clara Knudson)

The Decorah Viking girls cross country team had four of the top ten runners at the Waukon Invitational on Tuesday, taking a first place finish at the nine-team meet.

Decorah's Rebecca Anderson was the meet medalist, crossing the finish line in a time of 19:28.9.  Decorah's Leila Johnson came in 4th overall with a time of 21:49.5.  Taryn Sanderman finished 6th with a time of 22:06.8; Sam See was 9th with a time of 22:17.5; and Abby Halverson was 21st with a time of 23:22.3.  Kryia Atwell finished 23rd with a time of 23:29.8 and Mairi Sessions finished in 24:31.0, good for 31st place.

The Vikings had 41 points as a team, beating Starmont, which finished second with 79 points.  North Fayette Valley, Turkey Valley, Crestwood, Lansing Kee, Waukon, MFL/MarMac and New Hampton rounded out the finishes.

Rebecca Anderson won the girls varsity meet
Leila Johnson finished 4th
Taryn Sanderman finished 6th
The race begins