Cedar Falls is looking for a sweep at the state cross country meet in Fort Dodge tomorrow. The Tigers boy’s squad is the top ranked team in Class 4-A, while the girl’s team is rated 3rd. Cedar Falls boy’s coach Troy Becker says the Tigers don’t have any pressure on them despite their number one ranking. He says it’s fun to get the ranking after working hard, but he says they realize they still need to have a great race. Becker shared what the strengths of the Tigers team is team depth as he says they have eight very good runners. Cedar Falls girl’s coach Bob Schmidt feels that running in the competitive Mississippi Valley Conference helps prepares the team for the state meet. He says normally many of the top teams come from the MVC, so they have good competition. The Tigers are led by senior Samantha Nygren who was the medalist at Regionals in Cedar Falls. Nygren says that it helps that she’s faced many of the top runners in the state this year including those from top ranked Iowa City West. Cedar Falls last won the girl’s state meet in 1996 and are the last team to win it besides an Iowa City school.
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