2A Returners: Who Will Fight for the Title?

As we enter the start of the cross country season, take a look at who will be returning this year to fight for the individual and team titles in Class 2A.

Individual Championship Race - Girls
The Hostetler Sisters are back! Anna is the defending the state champ while Marie, Anna's younger sister, finished second as a freshman. The sisters will be the favorites to finish 1-2 again, though the order could be subject for change if Marie continues to make the strong fitness gains she has this past year, finishing with impressive PR's just behind her sister in track. The number 3 and 4 runners are also returning for another year. Karley Larson of Underwood High School and Paige Holub of Monticello High School will be on the hunt to break up the 1-2 punch the Hostetler sisters have packed over the course of the past year.

Team Champs - Girls
Monticello High School finished first last year with a team score of 93. All 7 of their runners will be returning this season, making them the favorite to repeat as the State Champs this year. Mid-Prairie High School will be one of the favorites to knock them off the pedestal with Anna and Marie leading the force. South Winneshiek High School and Okoboji High School are other favorites to compete for spots on the podium.

Continue onto the next page to see our 2A Boys predictions!