The Ottumwa Courier


October 10, 2012

Albia boys, DC girls claim SCC crowns

BLOOMFIELD — The Albia boys and the Davis County girls came away with team championships Tuesday at the South Central Conference cross country meet, held at Lake Fisher in Bloomfield.

“Overall, that’s best finish we’ve ever had,” said Davis County coach Josh Husted.

“We were really excited to be able to get the team title,” said Albia coach Todd Ratliff. “The boys been working hard all season, our athletes stepped up, and I was very proud of their effort.”

The Blue Demon boys were led by Colton Dorpinghaus’ individual title as they posted a team score of 36 to hold off the young Davis County Mustangs, who scored 52 team points. In the girls’ race, Davis County’s Chandra Smith claimed her third straight SCC individual crown as the Mustangs took three of the top four places on the way to the team crown. Davis County had 29 points to second-place Albia’s 58.

“Our kids really liked the course,” said Ratliff. “It was an old-fashioned cross country course.”

Dorpinghaus posted a time of 17:10 to outrun Centerville’s Payton Busch (17:39), who has been battling an injury.

“Colton had a strategy and executed that very well,” said Ratliff. “Busch is such an outstanding runner, we hope he recovers completely from his injuries and gets himself to state.”

Christopher Welch of Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont placed third in a time of 17:51. Albia’s J.D. Anderson placed fourth while Mason Cox was sixth. Davis County had two runners in the top 10, as Zach Hougland placed fifth while Justin Vollmer was seventh. Clay Roberts placed 11th for the Mustangs, ahead of Albia’s Aaron Ambrose and Tyler Pasut, who were 12th and 13th.

“When you consider that we have one junior and the rest are all freshmen and sophomores, you have to be happy with the way our boys have been competing,” said Husted. “There is a boatload of potential for our future.”

Centerville’s Nic McCann was ninth while E-B-F’s Hunter Wilz placed 10th.

In the girls’ race, Smith’s first-place time was 16:07, well ahead of Centerville’s Cassidy Schacher (16:45). Mustangs Addie McKee and Ally McClure were third and fourth, while Maggie Hougland finished 10th.

“Chandra just took off,” said Husted. “Its her senior year, and she was committed to winning her third straight conference championship.”

Albia saw Michelle Manser, Kim Teno and Kristyn Garver  finish fifth, sixth and seventh. E-B-F’s Emily Flaig finished ninth.

Both Albia and Davis County will compete at Chariton on Thursday. Then they’ll see each other again, a week later, at the regional meet at Columbus Junction.

“All season long Davis County and Albia have been going at it,” said Husted. “It’s a great rivalry. Both teams have pushed each other to get better.”

“The kids from the two programs get along really well,” agreed Ratliff. “Every day our girls are trying to get closer to the Davis County girls, so the programs have been very good for each other this season.”

South Central Conference Meet

Lake Fisher, Bloomfield

Tuesday, Oct. 9


Team scoring — 1. Albia 36, 2. Davis County 52, 3. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 74, 4. Centerville 96, 5. Clarke 110, 6. Chariton 147.

Top Ten — 1. Colton Dorpinghaus (A) 17:10, 2. Payton Busch (CENT) 17:39, 3. Christopher Welch (EBF) 17:51, 4. J.D. Anderson (A) 18:04, 5. Zach Hougland (DC) 18:15, 6. Mason Cox (A) 18:30, 7. Justin Vollmer (DC) 18:30, 8. Chasen Selsor (CLA) 18:36, 9. Nic McCann (CENT) 18:44, 10. Hunter Wilz (EBF) 18:51.

Albia Runners — 1. Colton Dorpinghaus 17:10, 4. J.D. Anderson 18:04, 6. Mason Cox 18:30, 12. Aaron Ambrose 18:55, 13. Tyler Pasut 19:04, 17. Marcos Ferryera 19:35, 25. Tyler Beary 20:05.

Davis County Runners — 5. Zach Hougland 18:15, 7. Justin Vollmer 18:30, 11. Clay Roberts 18:53, 14. Kody Smith 19:07, 15. Sean Emmons 19:27, 18. Christopher Harvey 19:41, 32. Coty Good 20:32.

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Runners — 3. Christopher Welch 17:51, 10. Hunter Wilz 18:51, 16. Jack Hastings 19:34, 21. Jackson Voyles 20:00, 24. Tucker Black 20:04, 27. Andrew Hart 20:08, 38. Scott Couch 21:23.

Centerville Runners — 2. Payton Busch 17:39, 9. Nic McCann 18:44, 22. Matt Wells 20:01, 30. Jon Lawhon 20:29, 33. Neal Caylor 20:32, 35. Zach Bogle 20:55, 40. Garett Owens 22:22.

Chariton Runners — 19. Max Covington 19:58, 26. Lewis Ortiz 20:08, 29. Aaron McDonough 20:22, 36. Caleb Allen 21:14, 37. Sam Adams 21:20, 39. Trevor Steinhousen 21:26.

Boys JV Champ — Lee Curran, Albia, 20:50.

Boys Junior High Champ — Trenten Goode, Davis County, 9:10.


Team scoring — 1. Davis County 29, 2. Albia 58, 3. Centerville 77, 4. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 106, 5. Clarke 116, 6. Chariton 126.

Top Ten — 1. Chandra Smith (DC) 16:07, 2. Cassidy Schacher (CENT) 16:45, 3. Addie McKee (DC) 16:54, 4. Ally McClure (DC) 16:58, 5. Michelle Manser (A) 16:59, 6. Kim Teno (A) 17:30, 7. Kristyn Garver (A) 17:37, 8. Kylar McCann (CLA) 17:47, 9. Emily Flaig (EBF) 17:56, 10. Maggie Hougland (DC) 18:03.

Davis County Runners — 1. Chandra Smith 16:07, 3. Addie McKee 16:54, 4. Ally McClure 16:58, 10. Maggie Hougland 18:03, 11. Marissa Hamburg 18:16, 12. Kalleigh Tharp 18:27, 16. Sydney Spargur 19:11.

Albia Runners — 5. Michelle Manser 16:59, 6. Kim Teno 17:30, 7. Kristyn Garver 17:37, 14. Liz Kent 19:02, 26. Suzy Strasko 20:44, 39. Shae Freshwater 23:28, 40. Megan McKim 23:35.

Centerville Runners — 2. Cassidy Schacher 16:45, 13. Bailey Witt 18:44, 18. Hannah Sheston 19:16, 21. Stephanie Grenko 19:53, 23. Sydney Dommer 20:11, 27. Katie Busch 21:04, 30. Katie Sharp 21:45.

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont Runners — 9. Emily Flaig 17:56, 19. Megan Black 19:27, 22. Nataliah Hopkins 20:03, 24. Anna Haselhuhn 20:32, 32. Dana Armstrong 21:55, 35. Paige Reck 22:36, 38. Emma Tanner 23:21.

Chariton Runners — 15. Cierra Covington 19:02, 17. Madison Showers 19:14, 25. Aubrie Schultz 20:38, 33. Sydney McNeeley 22:09, 36. Ashley Batty 22:50, 37. Chelsea McGee 23:00.

Girls JV Champ — Sophia Cook, Davis County, 20:22.

Girls Junior High Champ — Macayla Moore, Davis County, 10:41.

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