The IMS early bird meet saw 4A schools dominate the standings, but area schools showed well.
On the boy’s side Iowa City High won the meet with 23 points, while Muscatine was second with 54. Highland was the highest area school in fourth place with 122, and was led by Evan Mahler and Keiffer Sexton at 14th and 15th, WMU was seventh with 171 and led by Kollin Lintz in 26th, IMS who was led by Kirby Shetlers 22nd place finish in 18:49 was eighth with 243 and Washington was ninth with 254 points and was led by Austin Latchem who finished 42nd.
On the girl’s side, IMS did not have a full team to compete, but got a good 28th place finish from Renee Buckwalter in 19:04, and for WACO their top runner was Cheyenne Sedlacek in 54th. For team scores Muscatine won the meet, just two points shy of a perfect 1-5 finish with 17. Lone Tree was seventh with 159 and was led by Paige Doehrmann in 19th, Washington was eighth with 231 and was led by Mariah Howard in 33rd and Stephanie Loy in 36th, Highland was 10th with 256 and led by Janne Toner in 41st and Keota was 12th with 332 and was led by Madison Siren in 70th..
Head coach Marty Gingerich said his team ran well, but this is just the first meet.
“It’s a starting point for the rest of the season, we can measure how we do in the other races from here and we can set some goals for workouts, and it is just good to get started,” Gingerich said.
IMS will be back in action on Thursday September 12 for the Fairfield Invite.