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EPC girls can't hold on to D-SC crown

HAMMOND - After finishing 1-2 last year in the Dunn-St. Croix Conference team standings, both the Elmwood/Plum City and Spring Valley squads fell back in the 2013 conference meet held Tuesday at St. Croix Central.

EPC placed fourth and Spring Valley dropped to seventh in the eight team girls' field. The relay wins EPC usually relies on weren't there yesterday. EPC placed third in the 3200-meter relay, fourth in the 400 and 800 and second in the 1600. Mondovi finished in first for the first time since 2011.

Spring Valley did get a relay win, taking the 3200 in 1:22.74. Breanna Colbenson ran anchor for the relay in her final D-SC meet and she also came away with gold medals in the 1600-meter run in 5:21.87 and the 3200-meter run in 12:37.69. Her SV teammate Sam O'Brien won the 100-meter dash in :13.34

EPC wasn't shut out from the top of the award's stand. Marah Boyer won the 400-meter dash in 1:03.13 and Elaina Danzinger took the 800-meter run in 2:34.17.

In the boys' portion of D-SC meet, SV finished fifth in the team standings while EPC took eighth. Elk Mound won its first team title since 2010.

Spring Valley took away three individual titles as Julian Manley won the 1600 in 4:41.15 and the 3200 in 10:53.15. Teammate Zac Webster won the triple jump with a leap of 48 feet.

EPC had a titlist also as Seth Jones won the 800 in 2:08.37.

Both Spring Valley and EPC will compete in Monday's WIAA Division 3 Boyceville Regional beginning at 4 p.m. Also competing will be the host Bulldogs, Augusta, Colfax, Eau Claire Immanuel Lutheran, Eau Claire Regis, Chippewa Falls McDonell and Eleva-Strum.