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October 18, 2011

Area runners compete at middle school state cross country meet

SAYDEL — Several younger area cross-country runners took the trip to Saydel on Saturday for the 17th Washburn Classic, also known as the Junior High State Meet, a competition open to all middle school aged runners throughout the state of Iowa.

Ottumwa, Davis County, Pekin and Sigourney all had teams of runners at the event, divided by class into boys and girls and by seventh and eighth grade. Davis County teams brought home three team titles while Pekin teams brought home two.

The Ottumwa eighth-grade boys team placed 11th overall in Class 4A, while the eighth-grade girls team placed 10th and the seventh-grade girls team placed 12th.

Ottumwa’s Collin McConnell came away with a ninth-place finish in eighth-grade boys, while Dalton Bowers placed sixth overall in the seventh-grade boys. The Ottumwa eighth-grade girls were led by Georgia Garrett and Rhiannon Hamm, who finished 27th and 28th. Ellen Carlson led the Ottumwa seventh-grade girls, placing 51st.

In Class 2A, the Davis County eighth-grade boys took the team title, led by a second-place finish by Sean Emmons. Zach Hougland, Ryan Snyder, Walker Henderson and Dane Stevenson all finished in the top 15 for Davis County. The seventh-grade team from Davis County of Trenton Goode, Doug Turner, Caleb Cowles and Dexter Davis also took the team title. The Davis County eighth-grade girls placed fifth, as Kalleigh Tharp and Sydney Spargur both placed in the top 15. The Davis County seventh-grade team of Jay Lynn Sharp, Allysa Yahnke, Pyper Yahnke and Sarah Early placed second.

In Class 1A, Tyler Crawford’s fourth-place finish helped Sigourney place fifth as a team in seventh-grade boys. Pekin’s Trevor Northup and Ryan Millikin both placed in the top 15 to help Pekin finish sixth. Both Pekin girls teams took home first place, as the eighth graders were led by Gwynne Wright, who took home the title. Sloan Reighard, Taylor Lock, Payton Lock and Nikole Arendt all placed in the top 15 for the Pekin eighth graders. Pekin’s Shea Dahlstrom won the individual seventh-grade title for Pekin, while Taylor Reynolds placed third and Chelsea Lamphier placed fifth. Kaylee Linder, Bonnie Becker and Madison Fears all had a top 15 finish for Pekin.

Cross Country Results

17th Washburn Classic

Junior High State Meet

At Saydel, 10-15

BOYS

Eighth Grade

CLASS 4A

Team Scores — 1. Dowling 55, 2. Linn-Mar 58, 3. Bettendorf 78, 4. Cedar Falls 81, 5. Ankeny 82, 6. WDM Valley 94, 8. Pleasant Valley 130, 9. Johnston 142, 10. Urbandale 154, 11. Ottumwa 173, 12. Burlington 178, 13. DM Roosevelt 228, 14. Waterloo 229, 15. DM Lincoln 308.

Ottumwa Runners — 9. Collin McConnell 12:20, 37. Curtis Ford 13:12, 62. Alex Ayala 13:58, 65. Ryley Wynn 14:06, 67. Juan Aldaba 14:18, 73. Zach Grooms 15:16.

CLASS 2A

Team Scores — 1. Davis County 22, 2. Osage 38, 3. Mid-Prairie 45, 4. Spirit Lake 52, 5. Louisa-Muscatine 67.

Davis County Runners — 2. Sean Emmons 12:53, 3. Zach Hougland 12:56, 8. Ryan Snyder 13:53, 9. Walker Henderson 14:00, 13. Dane Stevenson 14:22, 21. Dylan Henderson 15:11, Dakota Miller 15:25, Dalton Kanselaar 15:30, Ben Davidson 16:49, Dalton Stevens 17:37..

Seventh Grade

CLASS 4A

Ottumwa Runners — 6. Dalton Bowers 12:37, 54. Riley Robinson 15:17.

CLASS 2A

Team Scores — 1. Davis County 10.

Davis County Runners — 1. Trenton Goode 14:13, 2. Doug Turner 14:49, 3. Caleb Cowles 15:12, 4. Dexter Davis 15:43.

CLASS 1A

Team Scores — 1. Earlham 17, 2. Springville 48, 3. Panorama 51, 4. Nodaway Valley 58, 5. Sigourney 75, 6. Pekin 83, 7. Elkader 90.

Sigourney Runners — 4. Tyler Crawford 13:43, 19. Avery Moore 15:16, 22. Zane Kracht 16:07, 30. Eric Meiners 18:48.

Pekin Runners — 13. Trevor Northup 14:44, 15. Ryan Millikin 14:51, 26. Cameron Little 17:06, 29. Malcom Meyers 18:16.

GIRLS

Eighth Grade

CLASS 4A

Team Scores — 1. Linn-Mar 33, 2. Indianola 69, 3. Ankeny 79, 4. Johnston 85, 5. Bettendorf 93, 6. Cedar Falls 97, 7. Muscatine 97, 8. DM Roosevelt 112, 9. WDM Valley 117, 10. Ottumwa 133, 11. Dowling 154.

Ottumwa Runners — 27. Georgia Garrett 15:29, 28. Rhiannon Hamm 15:29, 37. Katlyn Palmer 16:05, 41. Erin Sheehy 16:23,

CLASS 2A

Team Scores — 1. Durant 24, 2. Cascade 28, 3. CMB 49, 4. Madrid 60, 5. Davis County 68, 6. Mid-Prairie 80.

Davis County Runners — 9. Kalleigh Tharp 14:43, 14. Sydney Spargur 15:40, 21. Sophie Rotole 16:39, 24. Clarabell Knapp 17:39.

CLASS 1A

Team Scores — 1. Pekin 23, 2. Elkader 27, 3. Earlham 51, 4. Underwood 65, 5. Springville 68, 6. Sigourney 102.

Pekin Runners — 1. Gwynne Wright 12:55, 5. Sloan Reighard 14:15, 7. Taylor Lock 14:46, 10. Payton Lock 15:05, 14. Nikole Arendt 15:29, 21. Devon Dailey 16:14, Taylor Winn 16:28.

Sigourney Runners — 19. Lily Hammes 16:00, 26. Olivia Wallerich 18:33, 28. Maddy Berg 19:17, 29. Jetta Bell 19:21, 30. Sierra Green 19:29.

Seventh Grade

CLASS 4A

Team Scores — 1. Linn-Mar 29, 2. Ames 49, 3. Cedar Falls 54, 4. Pleasant Valley 104, 5. Indianola 105, 6. Ankeny 115, 7. Dowling 116, 8. Muscatine 128, 9. Cedar Rapids Prairie 131, 10. Burlington 141, 11. Bettendorf 144, 12. Ottumwa 224, 13. Waterloo 241.

Ottumwa Runners — 51. Ellen Carlson 16:25, 56. Morgan Zesiger 17:02, 57. Jada Schrage 17:08, 60. Alysa Noe 17:59.

CLASS 2A

Team Scores — 1. Spirit Lake 27, 2. Davis County 27, 3. Osage 31, 4. Durant 59.

Davis County Runners — 3. Jay Lynn Sharp 14:49, 4. Allysa Yahnke 14:57, 8. Pyper Yahnke 15:44, 12. Sarah Early 16:16.

CLASS 1A

Team Scores — 1. Pekin 18, 2. St. Albert 38, 3. Griswold 40, 4. Wapello 66, 5. Lynnville-Sully 72.

Pekin Runners — 1. Shea Dahlstrom 14:10, 3. Taylor Reynolds 15:05, 5. Chelsea Lamphier 15:31, 9. Kaylee Linder 15:58, 10. Bonnie Becker 16:01, 13. Madison Fears 16:26, Cheyenne Deutschle 18:15.

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