McClure takes off

Alexia McClure finished 10th for the Indian Hills women's cross-country team at the Trent Smith Invitational in Mason City, helping the 17th-ranked Warriors complete a team championship sweep.

MASON CITY – The Indian Hills men's and women's cross-country teams secured championships last Friday at the Trent Smith Invitational.

The 10th-ranked Warrior men placed four runners inside the top-six to finish as the top team in Mason City. Freshman Lizeth Flores, meanwhile, posted a fourth-place overall finish to lead the 17th-ranked Indian Hills women to the team title with four more Warrior runners placing inside the top eight.

Flores sprinted to a personal best time of 21:38 to lead the Warrior women. Fellow IHCC freshman and former Ottumwa standout Isabelle Mellin placed fifth overall with a time of 21:49 followed by former Davis County runner Morgan Klaus, who placed seventh for Indian Hills with a time of 21:59.

Ottumwa native Monse Chapula ran a strong race for the Warrior women with a time of 22:08 to place eighth overall. Cardinal graduate Alexia McClure rounded out the scoring for the Warriors with a time of 22:33 to finish 11th overall.

Sophomore Nick O'Connor paced the Warrior men once again the eight-kilometer event with a time of 27:13 to place second overall. IHCC teammate Isaac Bryant finished just five seconds behind O'Connor to place third overall.

Brady Millikin clocked in at 27:43 to finish fifth overall at the meet, Colten Glosser, Millikin's longtime teammate at both Pekin High School and IHCC, placed sixth in a time of 27:50.

Chris Metz finished 14th overall with a time of 29:01 to cap the scoring for the Warriors. Both Indian Hills teams will look to carry the championship momentum from Mason City into the program's home invitational, being run on Friday at Cedar Creek Golf Course starting at 4 p.m.

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