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Middle school runners compete at PCM Invitational

Published: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 11:15 a.m. CDT

MONROE — Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s Shasta Moody won the middle school girls’ two-mile race at Thursday’s PCM Invitational cross country meet. Moody ran the race in 14 minutes, 41.71 seconds on the Gatewood Golf Course in Monore.

Moody led the CMB middle school girls to the team title with 38 points. Prairie City-Monroe was second at its own meet with 51 points. Colfax-Mingo placed sixth with 121 points.

“Two years ago we didn’t have a single girl out for middle school cross country. Now, second place at our home meet, it’s amazing, just amazing,” said Eric Karr, PCM cross country coach.

There were five individual medals awarded in each of the races.

PCM’s girls and the CMB girls’ each collected two of those medals. Along with Moody for CMB, Brenna Thomson finished fifth in 15:41.52. Ellie Steenhoek claimed third for PCM in 15:10.66, followed by teammate Baylee Smith in fourth at 15:30.78.

“Ellie and Baylee led the way again going step-for-step until the last 50 meters. The seventh-grade girls then finished strong to get us the points we needed,” Karr said. “On the boys’ side, another strong race by Brady North, placing seventh.”

Pella Christian won the boys’ team title with 43 points. Collins-Maxwell/Baxter placed fourth with 83 points.

Pella Christian was led by Nathan VerMeer, who finished second in 13:38.35, just behind Knoxville’s Blake Lee (13:26.88). CMB’s Max Van Mannen placed third in 13:53.02, followed by Colfax-Mingo’s Jonathan Jacobs at 13:55.94. Taking the fifth-place medal was Pella Christian’s Noah Van Maanen in 14:06.27.

Here are the results for the area middle schools:

PCM: Girls-3. Steenhoek, 4. Smith, 15. Payton Schut, 17:00, 20. Sara Dudley, 17:37, 23. Kayleigh Fenton, 17:46, 26. Allison Stafford, 20:19, 49. Alex Inskeep, 22:26, 52. Maddy Buys, 23:04. Boys-7. Brady North, 14:37, 24. Brendon Vanderpool, 16:27, 35. Jonathon Heath, 17:34.

CMB: Girls-1. Moody, 5. Thomson, 7. Grace Girard, 16:16.51, 14. Lauren Ratliff, 17:00.00, 21. Faithyna Leonard, 17:40.26, 29. Katie Garber, 19:35.74, 38. Whitney Spencer, 20:40.45, 48. Callie Haupert, 22:24.48, 50. Saylor Wattonville, 22:48.95, 51. Veronica Gregory, 22:51.99. Boys-3. Van Mannen, 22. Ian Thomson, 16:18.76, 23. Dalton Heer, 16:19.22, 32. Austin Galbraith, 17:14.26, 40. Derrick Klemme, 18:34.90, 45. McCade Gowdy, 19:36.80, 49. Addison Swaab, 20:30.63.

Colfax-Mingo: Girls-19. Ilia Hostetter, 17:29.47, 26.Payton Rhone, 18:24.77, 30. Colleen Craig, 19:37.25, 31. Cassie Craig, 19:46.22, 45. Jordan Atwood, 22:07.28. Boys-4. Jacobs, 33. Nic Duffy, 17:22.89, 34. Jacob Frier, 17:26.86, 42. Chris Stuva, 19:15.18.

Pella Christian: Girls-8. Claire Milligan, 16:28, 10. Josie Te Grotenhuis, 16:41, 27. Abby Te Grotenhuis, 18:43, 56. Hannah Dykstra, 30:40. Boys-2. VanMeer, 5. Van Maanen, 11. Lucas Bandstra, 14:55, 17. Martin Landazurri, 16:01, 26. Sam Carmichael, 16:42, 31. Michael Munoz, 17:12.

Lynnville-Sully: Girls-none. Boys-25. Lucas Roland, 16:32.87, 48. Jared Bassett, 20:03.85, 50. Brett Maasdam, 20:40.67, 51. Mason Dunsbergen, 21:13.22.

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