Middle school cross country
GREENFIELD — The Creston middle school cross country team had yet another successful outing, this time at the Nodaway Valley Invitational here Monday.
Ben Irr took the top spot in the individual race once again, winning with a time of 11:48. Isaiah Foster finished fifth in 12:30 and Isaac Wignall finished seventh in 12:37. Cade Vicker also secured a top-10 placing for the Panthers, running eighth in 13:03.
“The seventh grade boys really had a coming out party with Cade Vicker, Trey Gift and Dylan Linch all stepping up their game,” head coach Clay Arnold said.
Gift and Linch finished 22nd and 24th, respectively, with times of 14:35 and 14:38. Patrick Normandeau finished 29th and Landon Guhse finished 46th.
The girls team placed three in the top 10 with Angela Drey in second place, Cora Green in third and Rachel Shepherd in sixth.
Leah Schuler just missed out on a top-10 medal, finishing 11th.
“The Greenfield course is challenging and the wind was pretty strong, but the kids showed great determination,” Arnold said. “This meet did not have as many competitors as we had in Perry last week, but our times were still good as they really pushed themselves.
“Winning the boys race and getting second and third n the girls was really impressive. Cora Green and Rachel Shepherd continue to really grind and push themselves individually, and they are reaping the benefits. We are looking forward tot he Atlantic meet on Thursday, where they keep team points and give out team trophies for middle schoolers.”
Creston — 2. Angela Drey, 14:11; 3. Cora Green, 14:22; 6. Rachel Shepherd, 14:27; 11. Leah Schuler, 14:58; 22. Madison Callahan, 16:44; 25. Sara Williamson, 17:05; 28. Kayla Luther, 17:48.
Creston — 1. Ben Irr, 11:48; 2. Isaiah Foster, 12:30; 7. Isaac Wignall, 12:37; 8. Cade Vicker, 13:03; 22. Trey Gift, 14:35; 24. Dylan Linch, 14:38; 29. Patrick Normandeau 15:08; 46. Landon Guhse, 20:16.