Bishop Ireton Girls Cross County wins state championship

Members of Bishop Ireton's Girls Varsity Cross Country team after winning the state championship on Wednesday morning (Courtesy photo)

Bishop Ireton’s Girls Varsity Cross Country has won its first state championship in nearly two decades.

The Cardinals won the championship on Wednesday, the school announced in a press release.

“Wednesday’s race was the culmination of many weeks of hard work and preparation,” Head Coach Brad Byrnes said in a statement. “As their coach, I’m so happy for them to win as they’ve come so close over the past few years. The victory was well earned and our ladies deserve it.”