For the second straight week, mother nature has watered down the chances of competition for several teams around the Dallas County area.

For both ADM and Dallas Center-Grimes cross country teams, they will no longer be attending the Ballard Cross Country Classic. Late Friday afternoon, the Ballard Bombers athletic staff announced due to the wet conditions, they have cancelled this years’ classic. Despite the sun that appears today, the Ballard Golf and Country Club is still very saturated from five inches of rainfall since early September.

For both ADM girls and boys squads, there last bout of competition came in their season opener on September 1 in Urbandale. For Dallas Center-Grimes their last competitive action came on Thursday, August 30 with their home invitational.

Both teams will be back in action to make up lost ground tomorrow in the Tom Karpan Invitational held at Valley High School. The girls race will begin at 6 p.m. while the boys varsity race will commence at 6:30 p.m. from Valley Southwoods High School.