Fairfield High School ended Mount Pleasant's four-year stranglehold on the Southeast Conference boys cross country championship with a victory at Keokuk Thursday.

The Trojans had four of the top eight individual runners and won the team title with 41 points to Mount Pleasant's 51. Fort Madison took third with 57 points and was followed by Washington (74) and Keokuk (155).

Mount Pleasant's Cody Mertens won the individual title for the second straight year, this year with a time 16:25. It is the sixth straight individual title for Mount Pleasant. Prior to Mertens, Logan Murray won four straight championships.

Mount Pleasant's Dalton Moyle was second. Fairfield runners finished fourth, seventh, eighth, ninth and 13th.

Mount Pleasant won the girls team championship with 22 points. Washington was second at 67, Fairfield third at 73 and Keokuk was fourth with 131. Fort Madison didn't have enough runners for a team score.

Abby Ryon of Mount Pleasant won the individual race in 19:25. Seven of the top nine individuals ran for Mount Pleasant, although only five count in the team score.

In the middle school boys race, Burlington's Sam Morehead was fourth in 8:50 and Rich Bliesener was seventh in 8:53. Burlington's Hadley Augustine finished second in the girls race with a time of 9:47.

BOYS TEAM STANDINGS

1. Fairfield, 41; 2. Mount Pleasant, 51; 3. Fort Madison, 57; 4. Washington, 74; 5. Keokuk, 155.

Mount Pleasant — 1. Cody Mertens, 16:25; 2. Dalton Moyle, 17:26; 12. Logan White, 18:31; 16. Thad Brooks, 18:55; 20. Drake Snavely, 19:12; 21. Dakota Triska, 19:17.11; 22. Nick McCormick, 19:17.51.

Fort Madison — 5. Dayne Cordray, 17:44; 10. Miguel Trejo, 18:26; 11. Hayden Wolfe, 18:28; 14. Anthony Barnes, 18:53; 17. Will Gager, 19:03; 25. Austin Miller, 19:32; 26. Owen Kruse, 19:39.

Keokuk — 29. Kaiden Stoneking, 21:17; 30. Zach Meyers, 22:12; 31. Layden Denning, 23:41; 32. Sullivan Campbell, 24:51; 33. Nacho Rodriguez, 25:16.

GIRLS TEAM STANDINGS

1. Mount Pleasant, 22; 2. Washington, 67; 3. Fairfield, 73; 4. Keokuk, 131. No team score — Fort Madison.

Mount Pleasant — 1. Abby Ryon, 19:25; 3. Maggie Jennings, 21:18; 5. Cristina Carthey, 21:51; 6. Claire Holtkamp, 22:05; 7. Monroe Swain, 22:12; 8. Abby Blint, 22:18; 9. Kendall Dasher, 22:20.

Keokuk — 22. Hailey Finch, 25:20; 24. Destiny Bennett, 25:45; 27. Carryna Rivers, 28:17; 28. Emily Buckner, 28:51; 30. Bella Cruz, 30:12; 31. Brooklyn Finch, 34:42; 32. Emily Hauk, 46:14.

Fort Madison — 4. Katelyn Dennis, 21:36; 15. Ashlann Haas, 23:07; 17. Maddy McVey, 23:18; 25. Claire Hellman, 25:52.

Middle school

Burlington boys — 4. Sam Morehead, 8:50; 7. Rich Bliesener, 8:53; 14. Shaye Stringer, 9:03; 17. Calvin Schafer, 9:12; 19. Joey Jolin, 9:15; 26. Christos Kantzavelos, 9:53; 27. Kindric Hurt, 9:55; 36. Moisa Cordero, 10:35; 37. Adam Johnson, 10:36; 42. Carson Ziegler, 10:46. 

Burlington girl — 2. Hadley Augustine, 9:47.

SPARTANS SWEEP MAC: Pleasant Valley swept the boys and girls team championships in the Mississippi Athletic Conference meet at Clinton.

In the boys race, the Spartans had the top three runners and five of the top seven to score 19 points. Bettendorf was a distant second with 66 points. Burlington finished 10th with 260.

Pleasant Valley's Max Murphy won the individual title in 16 minutes, 29 seconds. Conor Stringer led Burlington with a 15th place finish in 17:44.

The Pleasant Valley girls had the top two runners and five of the top eight in winning the team title with 23 points. Bettendorf was second at 53. Burlington was ninth with 270.

Pleasant Valley's Mallory Lefever won in 19:54. Natalie Thomson paced Burlington with a 28th place finish in 22:26.

BOYS TEAM SCORES

1. Pleasant Valley, 19; 2. Bettendorf, 66; 3. Davenport West, 112; 4. North Scott, 116; 5. Muscatine, 128; 6. Clinton, 165; 7. Davenport Assumption, 199; 8. Davenport North, 221; 9. Davenport Central, 227; 10. Burlington, 260.

Individual leaders

1. Max Murphy (PV), 16:29; 2. Ian Kaffenberger (PV), 16:40; 3. Kent Nichls (PV), 16:42; 4. Kameron Morgan (DW), 16:44; 5. Chris Guise (DA), 16:46; 6. Parker Huhn (PV), 16:52; 7. Gavin Smith (PV), 16:56; 8. James Baker (Bet), 16:57; 9. Jackson Schrock (NS), 17:29; 10. Brendan Scott (Bet), 17:30.

Burlington — 15. Conor Stringer, 17:44; 54. Braden Hayes, 19:54; 60. Will Neises, 20:30; 65. Zack Johnson, 21:52; 66. Nick Augustine, 21:58; 67. Brian Velasquez, 22:00; 68. Taden Jameson, 22:02.

GIRLS TEAM SCORES

1. Pleasant Valley, 23; 2. Bettendorf, 53; 3. North Scott, 83; 4. Davenport Assumption, 92; 5. Muscatine, 159; 6. Davenport West, 160; 7. Davenport Central, 171; 8. Clinton, 241; 9. Burlington, 270; 10. Davenport North, 276.

Individual leaders

1. Mallory Lafever (PV), 19:54; 2. Maddy Minard (PV), 20:10; 3. Morgan Jennings (DA), 20:24; 4. Madison Temple (Bet), 20:28; 5. Lauren Buechel (PV), 20:36; 6. Taylor Quick (DA), 20:37; 7. Abby Riley (PV), 20:39; 8. Chloe Greig (PV), 20:40; 9. Sarah Schmidt (Bet), 20:42; 10. Abbi Lafrenz (NS), 20:44.

Burlington — 28. Natalie Thomson, 22:26; 58. Casey Pepper, 25:44; 59. Tiffany Conrad, 25:51; 62. Cora Ransford, 27:19; 63. Stella Hartman, 27:27.

HUMISTON LEADS WILDCATS: Hunter Humiston finished 12th in 19:22 to lead Columbus in the Mediapolis Invitational at Big Hollow Recreation Area.

Team results were not available Thursday night.

In the girls race, Anna Hamilton led Columbus with a 24th place finish in 24:17.

Columbus boys — 12. Hunter Humiston, 19:22; 24. Isaac Acosta, 20:17; 37. Garrett Palmer, 21:34; 44. Mason Hills-Carrier, 22:00; 49. Chase Wheeler, 22:28; 65. Coletrane Sipes, 24:36; 78. Owen Watson, 27:37; 79. Edgar Orozco, 27:43.

Columbus girls — 24. Anna Hamilton, 24:17; 36. Esther Lian, 26:02; 39. Juvixsa Valdez, 26:25.

PREP VOLLEYBALL

HTC SWEEPS AT MEPO: Third-ranked (Class 1A) Holy Trinity ended its regular season with three victories in the Mediapolis Invitational.

The Crusaders defeated Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 25-16, 25-17, Fort Madison 25-19, 30-28, and Mediapolis, 25-16, 25-15.

Emily Box led Holy Trinity with 23 kills and Eryn Anderson added 17. Bailey Hellweg had 34 assists and Kassie Randolph finished with 21. Box served seven aces and Mya Lawlor had six. Lawlor led the defense with 30 digs. Box had nine blocks.

Holy Trinity (32-3) is idle until Oct 22 when it will host the WACO-Notre Dame winner in the Class 1A regional.

Mediapolis defeated Eddyville-Blakesburg, 25-21, 26-16, and lost to Fort Madison, 25-21, 25-21. Ruthie Jahn led the Mediapolis hitters with 16 kills. Ellie Gerber had 13 and Helaina Hillyard finished with 12. Mikenna Crews had five blocks and Hillyard and Kaitlyn Thie each had four. Maya Johnson finished with 47 assists.

Mediapolis finished its regular season at 22-16. The Bullettes host Danville Tuesday in the Class 2A regional tournament.

Holy Trinity

Kills — Emily Box 23, Taylor Boeding 11, Eryn Anderson 17, Claire Pothitakis 4, Avery Hopper 2, Mya Lawlor 5, Kassie Randolph 1.

Assists — Box 1, Anderson 1, C Pothitakis 1, Randolph 21, Bailey Hellweg 34, Elyse Pothitakis 1.

Serving — Box 36-38 (7 aces), Boeding 15-16 (2 aces), Anderson 22-25 (1 ace), Lawlor 23-28 (6 aces), Randolph 15-15 (3 aces), Hellweg 16-18 (3 aces).

Blocks — Box 9, Boeding 2, Anderson 2, C Pothitakis 4, Hopper 1, Lawlor 1.

Digs — Box 11, Boeding 22, Anderson 6, C Pothitakis 2, Hopper 1, Lawlor 30, Randolph 11, Hellweg 16, E Pothitakis 26.

Mediapolis

Kills — Ellie Gerber 12, Helaina Hillyard 12, Kaitlyn Thie 9, Maya Johnson 5, Mikenna Crews 4, Ruthie Jahn 16.

Assists — Mackenzie Springsteen 1, Johnson 47, Crews 1.

Serving (aces) — Hillyard 3, Springsteen 2, Johnson 1, Rachael Kennedy 1, Jahn 1.

Blocks — Hillyard 4, Thie 4, Crews 5.

Digs — Gerber 2, Hillyard 12, Thie 1, Springsteen 24, Johnson 11, Kennedy 10, Jahn 8.

FALCONS WIN TWICE: West Burlington won both of its matches in a triangular at Keokuk. The Falcons beat Burlington, 25-19, 22-25, 25-15, 28-26, and Keokuk, 25-19, 25-8, 25-15.

Sydney Marlow finished 43 kills, 22 digs and scored nine aces on 32-for-34 serving. She had four blocks. Iliyah Moore had 18 kills, Mae Mae Atwater had 15 and Alyssa Dameron 10 kills. Bailey Jennings had 75 assists.

WEST PRAIRIE 2, ILLINI WEST 1: Illini West's Gracie McDowell and Megan Harrell combined for 23 kills, but West Prairie defeated the Chargers, 25-19, 28-30, 25-23, at Sciota, Illinois.

McDowell  had 13 kills and Harrell had 10. Hannah Wood added seven kills. Kendra Johnson had 16 assists and Karli Artman had 15. Ali Bliss led the Illini West defense with 18 digs. Wood had 15 digs and McDowell finished with 14.

Illini West (22-10) hosts Southeastern in Senior Night Tuesday.

COLLEGE MEN'S SOCCER

IWU 3, WESTMINSTER 2: Fabian Arvizu's unassisted goal in the second overtime lifted Iowa Wesleyan University to a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win over Westminster at Fulton, Missouri.

Westminster took a 1-0 lead in the first half on Matthew Schulte's goal, then the Tigers' Francisco Saldana scored goals in the 38th and 39th minutes to give the Tigers a 2-1 edge. Saldana's second goal was assisted by Eliecer Urena. Westminster's Justin Gerdiman tied the score in the 69th minute, forcing overtime.

Iowa Wesleyan took 10 shots on goal to Westminster's eight. IWU goalkeeper Chris Rimmer finished with six saves.

Iowa Wesleyan improved to 4-9-1 overall and 2-1 in the SLIAC. Westminster is 2-9-1 (1-2-1).

COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER

WESTMINSTER 8, IWU 0: Heidi Gundy had three goals and Cara Wilfong added two more to lead Westminster to a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win over Iowa Wesleyan at Fulton, Missouri.

Westminster took 18 shot on goal while limiting the Tigers to one. Westminster goalkeeper Sarah Cradick picked up the shutout with one save.

Westminster improved to 7-3-1 overall and 3-1 in the SLIAC. Iowa Wesleyan is 3-6 (1-2).

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL

MACMURRAY 3, IWU 2: MacMurray defeated Iowa Wesleyan, 17-25, 25-20, 25-22, 16-25, 15-12, in a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference match at Mount Pleasant. 

Lida Landre led Iowa Wesleyan's front row with 18 kills and Allegra Collette had 10 kills. Paige Kammerer, a junior from Burlington, finished with four kills, 12 assists, two aces and 14 digs.

Iowa Wesleyan (6-17, 4-9 SLIAC) hosts Blackburn Tuesday. MacMurray improved to 8-16 (5-7).