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Little, Lady Dutch Finish Fourth, Stafford Finishes Middle of Pack for PCM

The Pella High cross country team had an overall individual champion and PCM’s lone participant finished well at Saturday’s State Cross Country Meet in Fort Dodge. The Lady Dutch finished fourth overall to Decorah, Moc-Floyd Valley and Davenport Assumption with 140 points. Freshman Tess Roorda was the individual 3A champion, coming in first place with a time of 14:36. On the boys’ side, they also finished fourth with Boone coming in first. The Little Dutch were led by Ben Warner’s 16:36 showing, good for seventh place. In the girls’ Class 2A competition, Rachel Stafford came in 61st place out of 122 runners with her time of 16:49. The state meet was the end of the 2013 high school cross country season.