The area cross country teams that went to state ran on Saturday, and here is how they did.
In 1A, Highland finished 10th as a team with 188 points, while the winner of the meet was Denver with 89 points. Highland was led by Evan Mahler who finished third with a time of 16:41 good for the All-State recognition. Other scorers were Keiffer Sexton on 18th with a time of 17:21, Caleb Brase in 46th in a time of 18:20, Josh Brase in 54th in a time of 18:31 and Chris Ford in 67th in a time of 18:54.
Also in the 1A race was IMS’s Kirby Shelter who finished 37th overall in a time of 17:41.
In 2A boys, Mid-Prairie finished seventh as a team with 212 points, while Monticello won the meet with 63. The Golden Hawks were led by Jared Draper in 32nd with a time of 17:25. The other scoring runners were Ryan Errthum in 35th in a time of 17:21, Ty Feigenspan in 38th in 17:37, Zeb Schwartz in 43rd in a time of 17:44 and Andrew Schwartz in 64th in 18:17.
Also in the 2A boy’s race was Columbus Junction’s Josh Keller who finished 73rd in 17:55.
The lone female runner was Mid-Prairie’s Abby Tornow who finished 28th overall in 16:04.
This wraps up the cross country season for all of the area teams, KCII will have one more PM sports page next week on November 13th where we will talk with the area state qualifying coaches.