Morningside finished first in cheer and second in dance at the 2017 GPAC Competitive Cheer & Dance Championships.

Morningside was crowned the 2017 cheer champion at the 2017 GPAC Competitive Cheer & Dance Championships held Saturday in Hastings, Neb.

The Mustangs, who were last season’s GPAC runner-up, finished the competition with a score of 78.20 points to reign over a six-team field. Hastings was a distant second with 72.35 points.

Aside from their victory in cheer, the Mustangs finished second in the seven-team dance competition. Midland finished first with 81.50 points, followed by Morningside at 76.43. The Mustangs also finished second last year.

Morningside will compete in the 2017 NAIA Competitive Cheer & Dance Northwest Qualifier on Feb. 24 in Baldwin City, Kan.