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Area cross country

Published: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 12:24 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 7:35 a.m. CDT

Rankings update

The latest edition of the Iowa Track Coaches’ team rankings, released Wednesday, sees the Creston boys cross country team ranked for the very first time under head coach Pat Schlapia.

The Panthers are rated 15th in Class 3A after their performance at the Ballard Cross Country Invitational on Monday. Creston won the Class B division by 19 points over second-place Nevada. Ballard, which was previously ranked 11th in Class 3A, finished third in the Class B division.

Boone and Pella are ranked second and third in Class 3A, while Harlan is ranked ninth and Perry is ranked 14th. Perry bested Creston by five points for the team title at Greene County last week.

In the Class 3A girls rankings, Pella is ranked third and Harlan fifth. Dallas Center-Grimes is currently ranked 10th.

Lenox update

CLARINDA — Full results for the Lenox cross country team at the Clarinda Invitational were not published in a previous edition of the Creston News Advertiser.

Rebekah Kroese finished 30th in the girls race with a time of 16:00.

Running for the Lenox boys were Daniel Boschee and Riley Haidsiak. Boschee finished 68th out of 79 varsity runners with a time of 20:05. Haidsiak finished 75th in 22:05.

The Tigers return to action today at Southwest Valley.

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