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Creek Girls 3rd in home XC Classic

Barker sets the pace for CCA
Haidyn Barker leads the way for the CCA middle school girls in the Clippers’ Cross Country Classic Monday, Sept. 25, at Kickers Soccer Park, in Iowa City. Barker was second in 14:22.38, while CCA was the runner-up team. (photo by Chris Umscheid)

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– Heat and humidity combined forces Monday, Sept. 25, as Clear Creek Amana (CCA) held its Clipper Cross Country Classic at Kickers Soccer Park, in Iowa City.
Mid-Prairie and Vinton-Shellsburg turned up the heat on the Creek Girls as well, taking the team title and runner-up spots respectively with 17 and 58 points. The Clippers were third with 62, led by Kaylie Barker’s fifth-place finish in 22:18.29.
CCA’s Haidyn Barker and Emily Coleman led the junior high girls with second- and third-place finishes, respectively, in 14:22.38 and 14:34.39. The middle school Creek Girls were the runner-up team with 47 points behind team champion Mid-Prairie with 31.

Results, as provided by Clear Creek Amana High School:
Varsity-JV Girls individual results: 5, Kaylie Barker, 22:18.29. 14, Madeline Fox, 25:42.91. 15, Ellen Austin, 25:50.38. 20, Olivia Fairholm, 26:39.27. 21, Ally Loren, 26:43.91. 22, Ellie Waterbury, 27:13.85. 24, Kayla Jiras, 27:23.67. 27, Alexis Ponce, 27:58.41. 32, Lauren Lasswell, 28:42.86. 36, Olivia Smyka, 29:37.20. 41, Ally Pettinger, 31:58.29. 42, Janzie Mason, 32:26.41. 44, Isabella DiBiasi, 32:41.68.
Team Scores: 1, Mid-Prairie, 17. 2, Vinton-Shellsburg, 58. 3, Clear Creek Amana, 62. 4, Columbus Community, 120.
Junior High Girls 3,200-meter run individual results: 2, Haidyn Barker, 14:22.38. 3, Emily Colman, 14:34.39. 8, Avery Allen, 15:41.22. 15, Leah Evans, 16:45.10. 23, Lydia Bakopoulos, 17:48.84. 25, Claire Beltz, 17:57.35. 26, Alli Kounkel, 17:58.75. 31, Serina Deitrich, 18:38.04. 32, Ellie Hagen, 18:41.90. 35, Anna Lode, 19:12.24. 40, Jessica Wagner, 19:49.16. 42, Laney Jiras, 20:00.49. 44, Alaina Schwitzer, 20:03.04. 50, Kaitlyn Trimpe, 22:17.42. 52, Natalie Stewart, 23:52.95. 53, Haley Tonelli, 24:05.19. 58, Shawnna Bailey, 30:28.68. 59, Zoey Frauenkron, 30:35.15.