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Trojans reign at Eastern Iowa Classic XC Meet

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

CEDAR RAPIDS– While many area schools called off classes early Thursday, Sept. 21, due to heat and humidity, the West High Trojans competed in Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s 2017 Eastern Iowa Classic cross country meet at Seminole Valley Park, in northeast Cedar Rapids. The Trojans topped the five-team field with 43 points. Cedar Rapids Washington was the runner-up with 50, while the host Cougars were third, one-point behind the Warriors at 51. Cedar Rapids Xavier and Iowa City Regina rounded out the field of competitors.
West High’s Kolby Greiner added another win to his 2017 record by smoking the field in 16:03.69, more than 30 seconds ahead of second-place man Jonathan Lansing of Xavier, who finished in 16:42.77.
The Junior Varsity (JV) Trojans finished second in points behind team champion Linn-Mar (32 points) with 47. Kennedy, Washington and Xavier also competed. Owen Millers led West High with a sixth-place finish in 18:59.48 with Ethan D’Allessandro hot on his heels in seventh place in 19:04.08.
The Trojan varsity run Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Dubuque Soccer Complex, located at 3355 John F. Kennedy Road Rd. in Dubuque, for the Mississippi Valley Conference Supermeet at 3:30 p.m. They return to Seminole Valley Park, 1400 Seminole Valley Road Rd. NE in Cedar Rapids, on Thursday, Oct. 12, for the Mississippi Division Meet at 4 p.m.

Results, provided by Cedar Rapids Kennedy High School:
Boys Varsity Team Results— : 1, Iowa City West, 43. 2, Cedar Rapids Washington, 50. 3, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 51. 4, Cedar Rapids Xavier, 72. 5, Iowa City Regina, 150.
Boys Varsity Individual Results— : 1, Kolby Greiner, 16:03.69. 8, Ethan Goers, 17:07.33. 9, Ethan Trepka, 17:07.65. 12, Yousef Salama, 17:23.64. 13, Kyle Sulwer, 17:28.71. 21, Osman Salama, 17:56.27. 22, Micah Bailey, 18:14.32. 23, Kenneth Wilbur, 18:18.71. 28, Raymond Yang, 18:28.94. 30, Daniel Neese, 18:38.18. 37, Isaac Miller, 19:13.10.
Boys JV Team Results— : 1, Linn-Mar, 32. 2, Iowa City West, 47. 3, Cedar Rapids Kennedy, 51. 4, Cedar Rapids Washington, 119. 5, Cedar Rapids Xavier, 149.
Boys JV Individual Results— : 6, Owen Millers, 18:59.48. 7, Ethan D’Allessandro, 19:04.08. 9, Hunter Bagan, 19:15.98. 11, Tysen Skopec, 19:27.54. 14, Lukas Anson, 19:32.07. 18, Eric Doorn, 19:42.91. 23, Jack Gray, 19:54.05. 24, Ivan Badovinac, 19:59.83. 28, Rabi Alaya, 20:14.87. 29, Jacob fisher, 20:19.31. 30, Fernando Mercado, 20:23.33. 31, Chen-You Wu, 20:30.30. 38, Jaymeson Harms, 20:49.79. 41, Riley Snyder, 21:10.67. 46, Tosh Klever, 21:22.54. 48, Grant Anderson, 21:26.73. 50, Hans Von Rabenau, 21:30.46. 51, Julian Wemmie, 21:30.97.