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West High runners in action at MVC divisional meet

Yokum takes championship and Athlete of the Year

By Chris Umscheid
North Liberty Leader

IOWA CITY– The West High Women of Troy won the Mississippi divisional meet of the MVC Thursday, Oct. 17, at the University of Iowa’s Ashton cross country course. The varsity girls took the meet with 34 team points, besting Cedar Rapids Kennedy, Dubuque Senior, City High, Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Dubuque Hempstead and Waterloo East.
Ashlynn Yokom won the varsity girls’ race with a commanding lead over all others and a 14:07.0 meet record time and was named Athlete of the Year. Girls coach Mike Parker was awarded Coach of the Year honors as well.
In varsity boys’ action, the Trojans tied with City High at 53 team points for third place while Dubuque Hempstead won the meet with 48. Daniel Gardarsson was the fastest Trojan, putting up a third-place finish in 16:00.2.
The squads are in action at the Tuma soccer complex just north of Cedar Rapids on Thursday, Oct. 24, for the state qualifying meet.

Varsity girls results
1, Ashlynn Yokom, 14:07.0. 6, Jessie Skopec, 14:59.9. 7, Emmie Skopec, 15:00.6. 9, Olivia Moore, 15:20.1. 11, Gabby Skopec, 15:25.5. 24, Emily Starman, 15:52.4. 27, Michelle Wise, 15:59.3.
Varsity girls team results
1, IC West, 34. 2, CR Kennedy, 42. 3, Dubuque Senior, 72. 4, Iowa City High, 85. 5, CR Jefferson, 139. 6, Dubuque Hempstead, 140. 7, Waterloo East, 212.

Varsity boys results
3, Daniel Gardarsson, 16:00.2. 5, Akash Borde, 16:07.0. 12, Wynton Karanja, 16:35.0. 14, Abdalla Ali, 16:40.1. 19, Nick Feeley, 16:47.4. 25, Matthew Schneider, 16:58.9. 31, Noah Brase, 17:36.7.
Varsity boys team results
1, Dubuque Hempstead, 48. 2, Iowa City High, 53. 3, Iowa City West, 53. 4, Dubuque Senior, 66. 5, CR Kennedy, 150. 6, CR Jefferson, 171. 7, Waterloo East, 225.

Freshman-sophomore girls results
2, Amani Ali, 16:30.3. 4, Anna Stevens, 16:38.1. 14, Asha Irani, 17:15.6. 15, Grace Young, 17:16.1. 25, Sarin, 17:47.8. 27, Hannah Krupp, 17:56.1. 29, Julie Watkins, 18:02.0. 31, Emma Olgesby, 18:13.3. 43, Sarah Longmire, 18:47.5. 45, Elisa Abram, 18:52.0. 55, Annika Jensen, 19:38.7. 71, Emma Petersen, 20:42.7.
Freshman-sophomore girls team results
1, Dubuque Senior, 56. 2, Iowa City High, 57. 3, Iowa City West, 60. 4, CR Kennedy, 90. 5, Dubuque Hempstead, 92.

Freshman-sophomore boys results
4, Ali Ali, 17:33.4. 8, Nathan Kabat, 17:54.7. 10, Andrew Murley, 18:04.5. 17, Logan Stuart, 18:22.0. 23, Francis Jayoma, 18:38.0. 29, Micah Smith, 18:41.8. 30, Robert Wise, 18:43.8. 46, Sam Ross, 19:31.6. 59, Orion Staskal, 19:57.4. 61. Joel Tansey, 20:19.1. 73, Nathan Degen, 20:45.0. 79, Brandon Berner, 21:06.3. 84, Jacob Wenck, 21:18.1. 86, Wyatt Phipps, 21:24.9. 92, Noah Armstrong, 22:18.9.
Freshman-sophomore boys team results
1, Iowa City High, 29. 2, Iowa City West, 61. 3, Dubuque Senior, 62. 4, Dubuque Hempstead, 64. 5, CR Kennedy, 159. 6, Waterloo East, 178. Waterloo East, N.S.

Junior varsity girls results
1, Maria Burtch, 15:49.0. 9, Sofia Mendoza, 16:22.4. 14, Jody Eckman, 16:43.4. 17, Emilia Szmyrgala, 16:53.8. 18, Katie Peoplow, 16:55.2. 19, Knupp, 17:00.5. 25, Mellecker, 17:20.5. 27, Chandler Hames, 17:25.2. 49, Emmy Brady 18:31.9. 53, Abby Walling, 18:54.3. 56, Kelcie Kraft, 18:57.1. 57, Nicks, 18:57.4. 58, Rachel Collins, 19:00.0. 60, Kelsey Beasley, 19:10.4. 70, Haley Roudabush, 19:41.9. 88, Grace Anderson, 21:02.5. 91, Madi Miller, 21:15.1. 94, Steph Vest, 22:01.4, 96, Emily Benedict, 22:21.1.
Junior varsity girls team results
1, Iowa City High, 34. 2, Dubuque Senior, 37. 3, Iowa City West, 59. 4, Dubuque Hempstead, 129. 5, CR Kennedy, 149. 6, CR Jefferson, 181. 7, Waterloo East, 187.

Junior varsity boys results
5, Ian McGillicuddy, 17:19.2. 6, Adam Weis, 17:26.8. 7, Robert Netolicky, 17:29.9. 8, Joshua Jensen, 17:30.2. 15, Gustave Stewart, 17:50.4. 16, Jon Ealy, 17:54.0. 18, Luc Henk, 17:56.5. 24, Evan Logsdon, 18:18.0. 31, Jack Biscupski, 18:51.7. 33, Kyle Triplett, 18:53.1. 34, Daniel Smith, 18:55.7. 36, Michael McGrane, 18:58.1. 43, Brendan O’Sullivan, 19:13.4. 56, Lucas Schmidt, 19:55.1. 58, Jacob Pelland, 20:01.6. 60, Spencer Shelton, 20:16.2. 66, Payton Lentz, 20:32.4. 74, Neil Wu, 21:01.9. 81, TJ Rogers, 21:59.8. 84, Nathan Briddle, 22:17.7. 86, Sam Asher, 23:55.1.
Junior varsity boys team results
1, Dubuque Hempstead, 49. 2, Iowa City High, 64. 3, Dubuque Senior, 77. 4, CR Kennedy, 166. 6, Iowa City West, 41. 7, CR Jefferson, 165.