KEARNEY, Neb. — Crofton claimed its first boy-girl sweep of state cross country titles since 1985.
After the Warriors' girls extended their Class D-record winning streak at state to eight years, their boys Friday edged defending champion Nebraska Christian by two points for their first title since 1991.
The Warriors were in Class C when they swept the team titles in 1983 and 1985.
Crofton's top runner, in sixth, was Alex Janssen, who had been the football team's quarterback the past two years.
Cole Steffen was 17th, Drew Eskins 19th and Joshua Goeden 66th as Crofton scored 69 points to 71 for Nebraska Christian.
The Eagles' Hans Epp was the boys champion, with Ord's Katherine Lansman the girls winner.
Lansman became the first girls champion from her school, winning by nearly 10 seconds over runner-up Sarah Pogue of Yutan.
During the race, Lansman was running with Braska Patterson of Stanton before getting some separation between the 1½- and 2-mile marks.
“I'm pretty spent,” Lansman said, “but I guess that's a good feeling.
“This was a big dream for me. I'm amazed it finally came true. And the fact I might have one more year is unbelievable.”
Epp said he took the lead from Andrew Fields of Ainsworth with about 500 meters left.
“I stayed on track,” Epp said, “and executed how I wanted to.”
Warren Dexter, a junior, was third for the Eagles.
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