The Ottumwa Courier

September 23, 2013

No. 14 Albia boys join No. 2 Pekin girls by win team title at home invite

Courier sports staff
Ottumwa Courier

---- — ALBIA — Colton Dorpinghaus and Mason Cox brought home the team championship for the 14th-ranked (2A) Blue Demon boys in Albia’s home invitational on Monday. Dorpinghaus had a winning time of 17:46 while Cox finished second with a time of 18:07 as Albia scored 20 points to beat the Pekin boys by 49.

The Panthers did collect a team title, however, as Pekin’s second-ranked girls’ cross-country team turned the tables on Albia. Gwynne Wright led a top-three sweep with teammates Shae Dahlstrom and Taylor Lock following across the line as the Panthers’ 21 points was good enough to beat the Lady Dees’ second-place total of 63.

Austin Fariss led the Pekin boys, finishing third in a time of 18:17. Michelle Manser had the top time for the Albia girls, coming home in fourth place in 16:39.

“We had a beautiful night to run. Our athletes seemed to really pick it up running at home. It was great to see,” Albia head cross-country coach Todd Ratliff said. “The girls team continues to improve. The guys team looked fresh and it was great to see them get after things at home. We look forward to a good second half of the season.”

Both Centerville cross-country teams finished third with the Big Reds scoring 78 points while the Redettes put up 73. Matt Wells finished eighth to lead the Centerville boys in a time of 19:23 while the Centerville girls were led by Cassidy Schacher’s fifth-place run of 16:52.

Chariton got fourth-place finishes for the Charger boys with 87 points and girls with 112. Sam Adams led the boys team by finishing 13th in a time of 20:12 while Maria Blong finished 16th in 18:48 lead the Chariton girls.

Other area runners at Albia on Monday included Twin Cedars being led by Brittney Roby’s 13th-place run of 17:52 in the girls race while Hunter Carlson finished 30th to lead the Saber boys. Emily Warren finished 29th in the girls race for Moravia in a time of 21:19.

Albia Cross-County Invitational

At Albia Country Club

9-23-13

BOYS

Team scoring — 1. Albia 20, 2. Pekin 69, 3. Centerville 78, 4. Chariton 87, 5. Wayne 126.

Top Ten — 1. Colton Dorpinghaus (Albia) 17:46, 2. Mason Cox (A) 18:07, 3. Austin Fariss (Pekin) 18:17, 4. Tyler Pasut (A) 18:31, 5. Lorenzo Baker-Martinez (Wayne) 19:04, 6. Cole Kurimski (A) 19:13, 7. Tyler Beary (A) 19:23, 8. Matt Wells (Centerville) 19:23, 9. Caleb Boley (A) 19:25, 10. Nick McCann (CV) 19:28.

Albia Runners — 1. Dorpinghaus 17:46, 2. Cox 18:07, 4. Pasut 18:31, 6. Kurimski 19:13, 7. Beary 19:23, 9. Boley 19:25, 12. Aaron Ambrose 19:52.

Pekin Runners — 3. Fariss 18:17, 11. Malcom Meyers 19:36, 14. Clayton Essary 20:17, 16. Avery Bennett 20:49, 25. Nate Kielkopf 21:26, 27. Jayd Denney 21:55

Centerville Runners — 8. Wells 19:23, 10. McCann 19:28, 17. Joe Zintz 20:56, 20. Grant Kelly 21:05, 23. Brandon Lechtenberg 21:20, 24. Devon Glosser 21:22, 29. Colton Belloms 23:00

Chariton Runners — 13. Sam Adams 20:12, 15. Max Covington 20:22, 18. Noah Thatcher 21:03, 19. Trevor Steinhausen 21:05, 22. Jonah Thatcher 21:18, 26. Austin Cline 21:34, 28. Aaron McDonough 22:14

Twin Cedars Runners — 30. Hunter Carlson 23:08, 32. Colton Spaur 25:14

GIRLS

Team scoring — 1. Pekin 21, 2. Albia 63, 3. Centerville 73, 4. Chariton 112, 5. Wayne 122

Top Ten —1. Gwynne Wright (Pekin) 15:58, 2. Shae Dahlstorm (P) 16:04, 3. Taylor Lock (P) 16:21, 4. Michelle Manser (Albia) 16:39, 5. Cassidy Schacher (Centerville) 16:52, 6. Jordan Winke (A) 17:01, 7. Payton Lock (P) 17:13, 8. Bonnie Becker (P) 17:22, 9. Samantha Wright (P) 17:27, 10. Kaitlyn Spieler (A) 17:35.

Pekin Runners — 1. G. Wright 15:58, 2. Dahlstrom 16:04, 3. T. Lock 16:21, 7. P. Lock 17:13, 8. Becker 17:22, 9. S. Wright 17:27, 11. Taylor Winn 17:42

Albia Runners — 4. Manser 16:39, 6. Winke 17:01, 10. Spieler 17:35, 18. Suzy Strasko 19:19, 25. Liz DeTar 20:34, 27. Liz Kent 20:39, 30. Emma Dinneen 21:21

Centerville Runners — 5. Schacher 16:52, 12. Bailey Witt 17:47, 15. Kirsten Brauman 18:38, 20. Hanna Sheston 19:25, 21. Sydney Donmer 19:37, 24. Melissa Chapman 20:32, 32. Katie Sharp 21:48

Chariton Runners — 16. Maria Blong 18:48, 17. Allison Summerfield 18:58, 22. Madison Showers 19:43, 26. Victoria Zinchencko 20:36, 31. Ashley Batty 21:44, 33. Kya Wheeler 22:05, 36. Sydney McNeeley 23:10

Moravia Runners — 29. Emily Warren 21:19

Twin Cedars Runners — 13. Brittney Roby 17:52, 34. KayLee Bruns 22:27, 40. Rachel Sarbaugh 25:27, 41. Kelli Spaur 25:37.