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Bolts take runner-up spots in 2020 MVC divisional XC

Liberty High’s Ashlyn Keeney second, Christian Montover seventh

CEDAR FALLS– Liberty High’s cross country athletes competed in the 2020 Mississippi Valley Conference, Mississippi Division, Cross Country Meet Thursday, Oct. 15, in Cedar Falls.
The varsity Lightning girls were second in team points with 72 behind champion Linn-Mar (42). Ashlyn Keeney was second behind conference champion Micah Poellet from Linn-Mar. Poellet won in 18:19.60 with Keeney crossing the line in 19:04.50. Camille Mac was fourth for the Lightning in 19:23.10.
Cedar Falls took the varsity boys championship with 20 team points, topping runner-up Liberty High 20-68. Christian Montover and Caleb Schillinger were seventh and 10th in 16:44.40 and 16:47.40, respectively.
The Bolts’ junior varsity (JV) boys were third behind Iowa City-City High (26) and Cedar Falls (36) with 64 team points. Luke Thompson was sixth with a time of 18:10.20. The JV girls placed sixth with 139 points. Cedar Rapids Prairie took the team title 25-32 over City High. Sophie Faga and Ashley Bonilla were 25th and 26th in 24:21.60 and 24:22.40.
The freshman/sophomore boys were second behind champion Cedar Falls 42-51 with Boden Bisgard and Graham Thompson finishing second and third in 18:14.70 and 18:21.90. Liberty was not represented in the freshman/sophomore girls’ race.
The Bolts competed in a Class 4A state qualifying meet on Wednesday, Oct. 21, at Pleasant Valley High School, after the deadline for this edition. Full results will be published in our Thursday, Oct. 29, issue. The 2020 Class 4A state meet is set for Friday, Oct. 30, at 10:30 a.m. (girls) and 11 a.m. (boys) at the Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge.
2020 Mississippi Valley Conference, Mississippi Division Conference Meet results
Varsity boys
Team results — 1, Cedar Falls, 20. 2, Liberty High, 68. 3, Prairie, 71. 4, Iowa City High, 122. 5, Dubuque Wahlert, 153. 6, Linn-Mar, 164. 7, Cedar Rapids Washington, 166. 8, Western Dubuque, 174.
Individual finishes — 7, Christian Montover, 16:44.40. 10, Caleb Schillinger, 16:47.40. 16, Bo Gryp, 17:04.00. 17, Aidan Decker, 17:06.20. 18, Jack Kinzer, 17:10.90. 21, Gavin Keeney, 17:14.20. 29, Jordan Robinson, 17:29.70. 33, Logan Nelson, 17:36.70. 49, Ethan Keeney, 18:36.40.
JV boys
Team results — 1, Iowa City High, 26. 2, Cedar Falls, 36. 3, Liberty High, 64. 4, Prairie, 94. 5, Cedar Rapids Washington, 152.
Individual finishes — 6, Luke Thompson, 18:10.20. 11, Ethan Bartachek, 18:32.10. 14, Spencer Knight, 18:41.40. 16, Tyson Baker, 18:47.70. 19, Jack Abel, 18:51.90. 20, Gavin Hayes, 18:52.40. 22, Jonathan Kamba, 19:02.50. 38, Connor Ahrens, 19:54.50. 51, Carter Gage, 20:20.70. 63, Caden Sadler, 21:22.70.
Varsity girls
Team results — 1, Linn-Mar, 42. 2, Liberty High, 72. 3, Dubuque Wahlert, 84. 4, Western Dubuque, 96. 5, Prairie, 102. 6, Cedar Falls, 116. 7, Iowa City High, 145. 8, Cedar Rapids Washington, 242.
Individual finishes — 2, Ashlyn Keeney, 19:04.50. 4, Camille Mac, 19:23.10. 15, Cori Mac, 20:06.40. 17, McKenzie Logan, 20:10.90. 35, Chaise Lange, 21:12.40. 38, Malia Taylor, 21:30.40. 43, Grace Ceynar, 21:38.90. 51, Elizabeth Jaeger, 22:20.10. 59, Lily Nicknish, 23:08.80. 61, Samantha Schildroth, 23:49.00.
JV girls
Team results — 1, Prairie, 25. 2, Iowa City High, 32. 3, Cedar Falls, 107. 4, Dubuque Wahlert, 128. 5, Linn-Mar, 134. 6, Liberty High, 139. 7, Western Dubuque, 181.
Individual finishes — 25, Sophie Faga, 24:21.60. 26, Ashley Bonilla, 24:22.40. 35, Avery Clark, 25:11.50. 45, Aleah Rees, 25:56.30. 67, Christella Luyeye, 27:59.80.
Freshman/Sophomore girls
Team results — 1, Cedar Falls, 33. 2, Iowa City High, 36. 3, Prairie, 76. 4, Linn-Mar, 86. 5, Western Dubuque, 141.
Freshman/Sophomore boys
Team results — 1, Cedar Falls, 42. 2, Liberty High, 51. 3, Prairie, 64. 4, Linn-Mar, 67. 5, Iowa City High, 122. 6, Cedar Rapids Washington, 167. 7, Western Dubuque, 206.
Individual finishes — 2, Boden Bisgard, 18:14.70. 3, Graham Thompson, 18:21.90. 13, Nathan Kinzer, 18:57.50. 14, Iben Coohey, 18:58.40. 19, Andrew Kaczka, 19:07.10. 32, Maddux Johnson, 19:39.60. 36, Luke Gage, 19:57.50. 41, Maxwell Thompson, 20:08.80. 56, Timothy Welch, 20:48.50. 60, Logan Jones, 20:55.70. 61, Damien Garrett, 21:02.30. 62, Cal Henk, 21:06.10. 88, Gavin Nelson, 22:05.50. 89, Jaden Frantz, 22:08.70.