AMES– Both boys and girls cross country squads were in action for Iowa City West High Saturday, Sept. 21, at the 7th Roosevelt-Heartland Classic on the Iowa State University’s cross country course.
“It was a tough meet today,” boys coach Brian Martz said, “both the competition and the course.” The boys finished 17th as a team in a field of 35. Edina, Minn., won the boys’ 5K run with 134 points, the Trojans were 17th with 449.
Daniel Gardarsson continued to lead the way for West, putting in a fourth-place finish in 15:59.0.
The Women of Troy posted a third-place finish in team points in a 34-team field topped by Dowling Catholic of West Des Moines. The Maroons had 81 points; the Women of Troy scored 144. Ashlynn Yokom again led West in the 4K run with a third-place finish in 14:21.7.
Boys individual results
4, Daniel Gardarsson, 15:59.0. 95, Akash Borde, 17:25.0. 111, Wynton Karanja, 17:31.5. 115, Nick Feeley, 17:33.8. 124, Mathew Schneider, 17:42.9. 125, Abdallah Ali, 17:44.2. 138, Noah Brase, 17:51.1.
Girls individual results
3, Ashlynn Yokom, 14:21.7. 19, Emmie Skopec, 15:12.3. 24, Jessie Skopec, 15:19.3. 30, Olivia Moore, 15:26.0. 68, Gabby Skopec, 15:55.5. 102, Emily Starman, 16:26.6. 160, McKenzie Mellecker, 17:10.0