The change in location didn’t affect the Maquoketa Valley cross country runners at all, as the Wildcat boys placed second and girls seventh at the Cascade Invitational which was held at Anamosa Middle School Sept. 19 after wet conditions caused the event to be moved from Fillmore Fairways.

MV’s boys brought home a solid second-place finish behind a near-perfect finish from the Monticello Panthers who went 1-2-3-4-6 to take the title.

Cy Hauber, of MV, is the one who kept the Panthers from being perfect as he placed fifth in 17:55. Chance Downs finished 10th (18:12), Nolan Ries 11th (18:16), Michael Schaul 12th (18:21) and Mason Lubben 20th (18:44) rounded out the counting five. Derek Mensen and Brock Trenkamp placed 23rd (18:55) and 51st (20:35), respectively.

Monticello took home the boys team title with 16 points. Maquoketa Valley was second (50), Benton Community third (118), Cascade fourth (123), Iowa City Regina Fifth (124), Anamosa sixth (127), Durant seventh (169), East Dubuque, Ill., eighth (248), Beckman ninth (252) and Midland 10th (279).

Emma Doyl led MV in the girls varsity field placing 20th in 22:57. Jaiden Porter was 22nd (23:00), Kriya Atwell 36th (24:23), Reece Mensen 54th (29:11) and Jordan Hogan 56th (29:40).

Monticello won the girls team title with 30 points. Benton Community was second (68), Iowa City Regina third (77), Prince of Peace fourth (122), Anamosa fifth (127), Cascade sixth (127), Maquoketa Valley seventh (173), Maquoketa eighth (186) and Beckman ninth (223).

Landin Frasher placed ninth in the junior varsity boys division in 20:46.

In the boys junior high race (two miles), Toby Grimm placed 14th (13:09), Arion Rave 15th (13:15) and Matthew Schaul 53rd (15:11).

MV placed seventh of seven complete teams in the junior high girls division. The counting four were Zari Ambundo 35th (17:52), McKenna Bush 40th (18:45), Cecily Trenkamp 44th (19:05) and Claira Gray 45th (19:19). Allison Hogan and Adeline Rudd placed 49th (20:50) and 50th (21:30), respectively.