Only one Marion County team has remained in the rankings for cross country this year.

The Pella High Little Dutch are ranked No. 6 in Class 3A poll conducted by the Iowa Coaches Association.

Of area teams, the Carlisle Wildcats sit at No. 2 in the 3A boys’ rankings.

In 2A, the Albia boys and Davis County girls are ranked No. 6 overall.

As far as individual rankings, Knoxville freshman Norah Pearson holds down the No. 4 ranking in Class 3A, while Caroline McMartin of Pella is No. 12.

In Class 1A, Twin Cedars freshman Rylee Dunkin is ranked No. 8.

Pella’s Josiah Wittenberg is ranked No. 16 in 3A for boys.

Perry Bell can be reached at or by calling the newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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