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NV boys, I-35 girls claim POI cross country titles

MA’s Larsen, NV’s Scar take individual crowns

Published: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:08 a.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 12:18 a.m. CDT
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(CNA photo by JAKE WADDINGHAM)
Pictured is the Nodaway Valley boys cross country team, which won the team title at Tuesday's Pride of Iowa Conference Meet in Bedford. The Wolverines scored 44 points, easily besting second place Central Decatur's 92 points. Shown are, front row: Matthew Dickinson. Middle row, from left: Shane Breheny, Brayten Funke, Nate Venteicher, Dakota Ernst and Ben Freese. Back row, from left: Head coach Darrell Burmeister, Noah Cooper, assistant coach David Swanson, Heath Downing and Zach Van Horn.

BEDFORD — The Nodaway Valley boys cross country team, ranked 14th in Class 1A, ran away with the boys team title here Tuesday at the Pride of Iowa Conference Meet, while the Interstate 35 girls posted a five-point win in the girls team race.

Nodaway Valley scored 44 points, placing four runners in the top six of the race to easily outdistance second place Central Decatur’s 92 points.

Mount Ayr senior Noah Larsen easily claimed the individual title, finishing the 5K course in 17:15. Nodaway Valley freshman Shane Breheny finished second in 17:40, followed by freshman teammate Brayten Funke in third place in 18:25.

Wolverine sophomore Heath Downing finished fourth with his time of 18:32. Fellow sophomore Nate Venteicher finished sixth in 18:41 for the Wolverines.

Jack Jones made it an all-Mount Ayr and Nodaway Valley top six, as he crossed in fifth place in 18:38.

Lenox’s Jacob Bolinger finished eighth in the field of 59 runners, running 19:14. Southwest Valley was led by Garrett Newton and Lane Peterson, who finished 14th and 15th, respectively. East Union’s Gabe Nixon finished 23rd in 20:37, followed by teammate Robert Smith in 25th in 20:41.

The top 20 individuals in the race medaled.

Southwest Valley finished third in the boys team race with 103 points. Mount Ayr finished seventh with 163 points, while Lenox and East Union did not have enough runners to compile a team score.

Girls

On the girls side, both the team race and the individual race were much closer than in the boys races.

Individually, Nodaway Valley sophomore Destiny Scar survived a challenge from Bedford’s Charissa Mogler for the individual crown, running 16:14 for the 4K course compared to Mogler’s 16:19.

East Union freshman Emma Harper finished third in 16:28. Mount Ayr junior Adrian Richards crossed the line in fifth place, running 16:55. Lenox sophomore Rebekah Kroese finished 11th in 18:20 and Southwest Valley was led by Steph Shuler in 12th, running 18:23.

Bedford placed three runners in the top 10 of the race, but Interstate 35 had a smaller one through five spread, edging the Bulldogs by five points, 74-79, for the team title. The Roadrunners placed their scoring five in the top 26 of the race, while Bedford’s fifth runner finished 33rd.

Southwest Valley finished third in the team race with 103 points, while Mount Ayr finished fifth with 136 points.

Pride of Iowa Conference Meet

GIRLS

Team standings — 1. Interstate 35 74, 2. Bedford 79, 3. Southwest Valley 103, 4. Central Decatur 118, 5. Mount Ayr 136, 6. Pleasantville 163, 7. Wayne 169.

Individual leaders — 1. Destiny Scar, Nodaway Valley, 16:14; 2. Charissa Mogler, Bedford, 16:19; 3. Emma Harper, East Union, 16:28; 4. Kaylee Miller, Southeast Warren, 16:50; 5. Adrian Richards, Mount Ayr, 16:55; 6. Cheyenne Hiatt, I-35, 17:04; 7. Holly McKinney, I-35, 17:12; 8. Sarah Woods, Central Decatur, 17:33; 9. Calyn Matheny, Bedford, 18:08; 10. Michaela Mogler, Bedford, 18:19.

East Union — 3. Emma Harper, 16:28; 16. Jena Proffitt, 19:12; 28. Hannah Bartlett, 20:24; 34. Angie Lopez, 20:57.

Lenox — 11. Rebekah Kroese, 18:20.

Mount Ayr — 5. Adrian Richards, 16:55; 24. Naomi Richards, 20:12; 31. Megan Warin, 20:40; 32. Neesie Brand, 20:52; 44. Christiana Overholtzer, 22:31.

Nodaway Valley — 1. Destiny Scar, 16:14; 36. Cheyenne Wenstad, 21:26; 48. Shelby Nupp-Holder, 23:11.

Southwest Valley — 12. Steph Shuler, 18:23; 15. Kendra Top, 19:10; 20. Diana Berggren, 19:40; 27. Chloe Keefe, 20:22; 29. Darien Keefe, 20:25; 30. Aunica Harvey, 20:35.

BOYS

Team standings — 1. Nodaway Valley 44, 2. Central Decatur 92, 3. Southwest Valley 103, 4. Interstate 35 106, 5. Pleasantville 140, 6. Southeast Warren 160, 7. Mount Ayr 163, 8. Wayne 201.

Individual leaders — 1. Noah Larsen, Mount Ayr, 17:15; 2. Shane Breheny, Nodaway Valley, 17:40; 3. Brayten Funke, Nodaway Valley, 18:25; 4. Heath Downing, Nodaway Valley, 18:32; 5. Jack Jones, Mount Ayr, 18:38; 6. Nate Venteicher, 18:41; 7. Ben Savely, Central Decatur, 19:08; 8. Jacob Bolinger, Lenox, 19:124; 9. Sam Cook, Interstate 35, 19:15; 10. Max Hohnson, Pleasantville, 19:23.

East Union — 23. Gabe Nixon, 20:37; 25. Robert Smith, 20:41; 46. Casey Walter, 22:50; 58. Elijah Weinman, 25:14.

Lenox — 8. Jacob Bolinger, 19:14; 36. Daniel Boschee, 21:27; 50. Riley Haidsiak, 23:12.

Mount Ayr — 1. Noah Larsen, 17:15; 5. Jack Jones, 18:38; 48. Quintin Chumbley, 23:03; 52. Clint Bounds, 23:28; 57. Heath Andresen, 24:45.

Nodaway Valley — 2. Shane Breheny, 17:40; 3. Brayten Funke, 18:25; 4. Heath Downing, 18:32; 6. Nate Venteicher, 18:41; 29. Matthew Dickinson, 20:54; 38. Zach Van Horn, 21:53; 44. Noah Cooper, 22:36.

Southwest Valley — 14. Garret Newton, 19:37; 15. Lane Peterson, 19:46; 18. Trevor Sorensen, 20:01; 24. Quintin Wilcoxson, 20:38; 32. Connor Haggerty, 21:05; 39. Quintin Oldenkamp, 21:57; 40. Evan Baldwin, 22:02.

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