The Dell Rapids St Mary boys cross country team captured the 2018 Dakota Valley Conference title for the first time since 2004 on Wednesday, October 3rd at Six Mile Creek Golf Course. The Cardinals finished with a total of 14 points. Deubrook Area was second with 24 points, and De Smet was third with 29 points.
Not only did the boys team capture the title, but St Mary also has the individual champion. Jacob Vogel won the individual title with a time of 18:44.12. Connor Libis placed fourth with a time of 19:32.22. Ryan Eining also finished in the top 10 at ninth place with a time of 20:33.41. Thomas Eining was 15th at 20:57.34. Seth Roemen had a 17th place finish at 21:03.59. Owen Vargas placed 29th at 23:06.53, and Sam Palmer was 31st with a time of 23:12.31.
Addy Gilbert also had a great race for the varsity girls. Gilbert placed 15th with a time of 25:04.09.
The Cardinals now focus on the Region 2B meet which will be held on Wednesday, October 10th in Howard.