All four area cross country teams started their season Thursday at Maynes Grove near Hampton. For some, the results were as expected. For others, the results were above and beyond expected.
Nine boys teams and 10 girls teams brought 231 runners to the Cadet Invite. The Iowa Falls-Alden Cadet girls finished fourth, just three points out of third. The South Hardin Tiger girls finished eighth. The Tiger boys, ranked third in Class 2A, finished second behind ninth-ranked in 3A Humboldt. The Cadet boys finished seventh.