Thomas More Prep-Marian sophomore cross country runner Grace Pope won the Lyons Invitational on Tuesday, helping the Monarchs take the team title.

Pope won the 5-kilometer race in 22:23.4, finishing about 37 seconds better than the next runner, Ellsworth’s Joni Schroder.

TMP’s Abby Rueschhoff took third with a time of 23:07.6, while Sophia Allen (23:37.3) and Kyleigh Allen (23:41.5) took eighth and ninth, respectively, for the Monarchs.

On the boys’ side, Braydon Binder led the Monarchs with a 10th-place finish in 20:02.1.

Up next for the Monarchs is the Mid-Continent League meet in Phillipsburg on Oct. 10.


TMP volleyball keeps cruising

The Monarch volleyball team pushed its winning streak to 16 matches with a three-set win at Hillsboro on Tuesday.

The Monarchs dropped the first set, 15-25, before taking the second set, 28-26, and winning the third, 25-17.

TMP will play at Ulysses next Tuesday.