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Women of Troy win Heartland Cross Country Classic

Durian wins JV race, while Skopec leads in varsity

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AMES– The meet summary described the conditions Saturday, Sept. 19, as “60 (degrees), perfect” for the 10th Heartland Cross Country Classic hosted by Des Moines Roosevelt High School and held at the Iowa State University Cross Country Course in Ames. The West High Women of Troy were “perfect” in the sense they won the meet, leading a field of 25 teams in total. West also aced MVC foes City High (seventh), Linn-Mar (10th), Cedar Falls (12th) and Cedar Rapids Prairie (24th).
Gabby Skopec led West with a sixth-place finish in 19:24.
West’s junior varsity (JV) squad placed eighth in team points behind Waukee, Johnston, Shawnee Mission NW (Kansas), Des Moines Dowling Catholic, Pleasant Valley, Iowa City High and Linn-Mar.
Freshman Emma Durian won the JV race in 21:21.
On Saturday, Sept. 26, West goes west to Lawrence, Kan., for a meet at Rim Rock Farm. On Tuesday, Sept. 29, they head for the Geneva Golf and Country Club in Muscatine for a meet starting at 4:30 p.m.

Varsity Girls: 6, Gabby Skopec, 19:24. 12, Tia Saunders, 19:51. 13, Olivia Moore, 19:52. 28, Claire Ronnebaum, 20:28. 33, Jessie Skopec, 20:32. 40, Ellie Gretter, 20:42. 47, Amani Ali, 20:49.
Total Time = 1:40:07 Total Places = 92

Team Rankings: 1, Iowa City West. 2, Johnston. 3, Bettendorf. 4, Lincoln (South Dakota). 5, Pleasant Valley. 6, Waukee. 7, Iowa City High. 8, Ames. 9, Hopkins (Minnesota). 10, Linn-Mar. 11, Shawnee Mission NW (Kansas). 12, Cedar Falls. 13, Dowling Catholic. 14, Valley. 15, Gilbert. 16, Osage. 17, Des Moines Roosevelt. 18, S F Roosevelt (South Dakota). 19, Pella. 20 Dallas Center –Grimes. 21, Shawnee Mission South (Kansas). 22, Olathe NW (Kansas). 23, SE Polk. 24, Cedar Rapids Prairie. 25, Roland-Story.

Junior Varsity Girls: 1, Emma Durian, 21:21. 11, Chloe Holt, 21:54. 32, Bethany Schillinger, 22:29. 67, Samantha Nowotny, 23:19. 79, Anna Stevens, 23:41. 94, Emma Gehlbach, 24:05. 97, Elisa Abram, 24:17.
Total Time = 1:52:44 Total Places = 190
Team Rankings: 1, Waukee. 2, Johnston. 3, Shawnee Mission NW (Kansas). 4, Dowling Catholic. 5, Pleasant Valley. 6, Iowa City High. 7, Linn-Mar. 8, Iowa City West. 9, Hopkins (Minnesota). 10, Cedar Falls. 11, Bettendorf. 12, Valley. 13, Ames. 14, Cedar Rapids Prairie. 15, Pella. 16, Gilbert. 17, Des Moines Roosevelt. 18, Dallas Center-Grimes. 19, Osage. 20, Roland-Story.