Area cross country
CLARINDA — Lenox’s Rebekah Kroese was the top area finisher at the Clarinda Invitational here Tuesday, placing 30th in the varsity girls race with a time of 16:00.
Steph Shuler led the Southwest Valley girls with a 41st place finish, running 16:21.
The Timberwolve boys finished 10th in the team standings with 309 team points, and were paced by Lane Peterson’s 39th-place finish. Peterson crossed the line in 17:21.
“Once again, we had a very hot night to compete, but overall we performed very well,” Southwest Valley head coach Sandy Winter said. “Our team continues to improve and the times did drop from the first meet. Quintin Oldenkamp ran his first race and did very, very well so he will join the varsity boys team next week. Connor Haggerty ran his first varsity meet and also ran well.”
The Timberwolves return to action Monday at Red Oak and then host their home meet Thursday.
GIRLS TEAM SCORES
1. Griswold 85, 2. Harlan 90, 3. Gretna 93, 4. Atlantic 126, 5. Winnetonka 138, 6. Shenandoah 143, 7. Red Oak 159, 8. Clarinda 203, 9. Bedford 240, 10. Maryville 260.
Lenox — 30. Rebekah Kroese, 16:00
Southwest Valley — 41. Steph Shuler, 16:21; 60. Diana Berggren, 17:26; 64. Chloe Keefe, 17:49.
BOYS TEAM SCORES
1. Harlan 42, 2. Shenandoah 66, 3. Gretna 88, 4. Red Oak 108, 5. Atlantic 179, 6. Nebraska City 217, 7. Tarkio 218, 8. Rock Port 227, 9. Griswold 278, 10. Southwest Valley 309.
Southwest Valley — 39. Lane Peterson, 17:21; 50. Garrett Newton, 18:13; 69. Connor Haggerty, 20:07; 72. Evan Baldwin, 21:11; 79. Trevor Holbrook, 24:27.
Nodaway Valley boys are ranked 10th in the state in Class 1A on the latest cross country ratings issued by the Iowa Association of Track Coaches. Council Bluffs St. Albert is third in the class, topped by Denver.
Shenandoah boys are ranked fourth in Class 2A. In Class 3A, the Glenwood boys are 13th, two spots behind Ballard. Pella is No. 1. Southwest Iowa rated teams in Class 3A are Harlan at No. 4 and Shenandoah 12th.
Dallas Center-Grimes is eighth in 3A and has the individual leader in Madison Waymire. Bailey Kuhl of Harlan is 18th and Winterset’s Brittany Sawyers is 27th.
Creston’s Cooper McDermott is No. 29 in Class 3A boys, with Luke Kohut-Jackson of Ballard at 22. The Panthers run at Ballard on Monday.
In Class 2A boys, Red Oak’s Josh Sunberg is 25th and Joe Blake of Shenandoah is 28th. Rebekah Topham of No. 1-ranked Griswold tops the 1A girls ratings, with Destiny Scar of Nodaway Valley 11th and Adrian Richards of Mount Ayr 24th.