ALTON - Last weekend the Marquette Catholic High School dance team competed at the Illinois Drill Team Association's (IDTA) 44th State Finals in Springfield.

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While there they were crowned IDTA Grand Champions for the second year in a row. The program had never won this award in back-to-back years until now.

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The Explorers also finished first place in the IDTA Lyrical Category for the second year in a row as well.

They took second place in the IDTA Jazz Category.

Overall, it ends a very successful season for the Marquette dance team.

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