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Foley runs to SWAL CC title
Ryan Mindham puts some space between him and a Darlington runner at the SWAL meet in Riverdale. Mindham finished third individually in the conference meet. - photo by Peter Lindblad

Darlington proved too deep and too talented to overcome.
But, Boscobel's cross-country program can boast one SWAL champion in freshman Keely Foley.
Foley won the girls individual conference championship on Thursday at Riverdale by running a time of 15:35, 27 seconds faster than Darlington's Christa Wamsley.
The Bulldogs also received a strong performance from Ryan Mindham, who placed third in the boys' race.
"Individually, it's always nice to see runners earn all-conference spots and work hard for what they get," said Boscobel coach Skyler Reynolds. "The awesome part is, the kids care less about individual success and much more about team success. I can see it on their faces. That's what you want to see in the kids at the end of the year."
Despite Foley finishing first and Samantha Wilcox coming in fourth, Boscobel fell short in the team standings to Darlington.
The Redbirds totaled 25 points, while Boscobel compiled 40.
Wilcox ran a 16:28, while Shelby Davis placed 10th in a time of 17:27 and Brady Borowski was right on her heels, finishing 11th in 17:32.
Autumn Moret's 14th place finish gave Boscobel five runners in the top 15. She turned in a time of 17:55.
Darlington, on the other hand, placed six runners in the top 10.
It was really a two-team race in the team competition. The next closest squad to Boscobel was third place Southwestern/Cuba City, which totaled 106 points.
Other runners for Boscobel included Dominique Giddings, who was 16th (17:59), and Lachen Esters, who took 20th (18:06).
As impressive as Darlington was in the girls race, the Redbirds' boys group was even more dominant.
Winning as a team with 19 points, Darlington runners took four of the top five positions, including sophomore Tyson Miehe, who won Saturday's race in 16:29.
It was Ryan Mindham who prevented a Redbirds' sweep of the top five spots. The junior ran a 17:14 to finish third, leading Boscobel to second place in the team standings with 56 points.
Although Mindham was the only Boscobel runner to finish in the top 10, the Bulldogs turned in a strong team effort, placing all of their scoring runners in the top 15.
Logan Wacker, a sophomore, was 11th, running a time of 18:06, while Eric Mindham placed 13th in 18:13, Jon Frazier was 14th (18:18) and Cole Clark placed 15th (18:18).
Other runners for Boscobel included Nate Boughton, who was 16th (18:19), and Cameron Cashman, who placed 17th (18:25).
Looking at the meet overall, including the boys and girls, Reynolds thought the Bulldogs performed well.
"We ran fairly well, with the thoughts that we certainly have our best races to come," said Reynolds. "We closed our own gaps up some, which will be very helpful for the sectional. We are really having some things come together nicely for the boys and girls, and it will be exciting to watch them improve and keep it going on our home course."
Boscobel will host sectionals on Saturday.