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Clipper runners enjoy respite from the heat at Williamsburg

Keith, Douglass lead the way for CCA x-country

WILLIAMSBURG– After blistering heat and smothering humidity, the Clear Creek Amana (CCA) cross country squads opened the 2013 season with an invitational at the athletic complex in Williamsburg. The host Raiders won the girls’ varsity 4K with 36 team points while Vinton-Shellsburg won the boys’ 5K with 58.
The CCA Clipper girls finished seventh overall with 171 points while the boys were fifth with 112. Chloe Keith was the fastest CCA girl with a 16th-place finish in 18:05 and Eric Douglass posted a seventh-place finish in 17:51.
The Clippers are in action again Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Benton Community meet in Atkins with a 9 a.m. start. Tuesday, Sept. 17, finds them at North English for the English Valleys Meet with a 4:30 p.m. start.

Girls’ individual results:
16, Chloe Keith, 18:05. 20, Kelli Murray, 18:11. 40, Kasi Smith, 20:49. 45, Quynsi Springer, 20:59. 50, Lori Drake, 22:18. Total Time = 100:21. Total Places= 171.

Girls team results:
1, Williamsburg, 36. 2, Vinton-Shellsburg, 55. 3, Mount Pleasant, 70. 4, Benton Community, 111. 5, Mid-Prairie, 119. 6, Springville-Central City, 170. 7, Clear Creek Amana, 171. 8, HLV, 245. 9, BGM, 249. Incomplete Teams: Belle Plaine, Sigourney.

Boys’ individual results:
7, Eric Douglass, 17:51. 12, Ben Alcorn, 18:22. 15, Jacob Tener, 18:33. 38, Dustin Yelland, 19:49. 40, Luke Wingert 19:58. 50, Ben Oxley, 21:15. 62, Albin Forsberg, 22:57. Total Time = 94:30. Total Places= 112.

Boys team results:
1, Vinton-Shellsburg, 58. 2, Mid-Prairie, 59. 3, Williamsburg, 73. 4, Mount Pleasant, 87. 5, Clear Creek Amana, 112. 6, Benton Community, 145. 7, Belle Plaine, 215. 8, Sigourney, 242. 9, Springville-Central City, 266. 10, BGM, 269. 11, HLV, 278.