Spring Valley’s boys cross country team bounced back from a midweek loss to finish in third place at the High Country Classic meet on Saturday in Boone, N.C.
The Vikings, who entered the Class 4A Top 10 list for the first time this season in the Sept. 21 coaches’ poll (at No. 5), were nipped, 27-28, by ninth-ranked Dutch Fork on Wednesday, but responded with a strong out-of-state showing three days later.
Senior William Ivey was the SV pace setter with a third place finish and a time of 16 minutes, 58 seconds.
Senior Matthew Davidson (13th, 17:53), sophomore Connor McCormick (15th, 18:04), senior Benjy Strauss (16th, 18:09) and senior Joey Cole (20th, 18:22) backed Ivey with solid supporting runs.
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The Vikings will be back in North Carolina this weekend at the Wendy’s Invitational in Charlotte.