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Bolts face stiff competition at Nevada

Baxter sophomore Logan Berg, left, finished eighth in the Nevada Invitational at Hickory Grove Park in Colo 
on Tuesday.
Baxter sophomore Logan Berg, left, finished eighth in the Nevada Invitational at Hickory Grove Park in Colo on Tuesday.

COLO — Running against mostly Class 2A and 3A schools, the 1A Baxter cross country teams held their own at the Nevada Invitational at Hickory Grove Park.

Sophomore Logan Berg and junior Ian Thomson led Baxter’s boys’ team with eighth- and 13th-place finishes, respectively. The two top 15 performances helped the Bolts to a ninth-place finish.

The Bolts scored 222 points. Class 3A No. 3 Gilbert won the meet with 33 points. South Hamilton, ranked seventh in 2A, was second with 75 points and 2A No. 5 Roland-Story was further back in third with 106 points.

The 1A No. 9 Baxter girls were once again without No. 2 runner Lauren Ratliff. Junior Brenna Thomson was the top finisher as she crossed the line 12th with a time of 21:11.68. Freshman Kailee Conradi was next in 25th.

North Polk, ranked fourth in 3A, won the meet with 48 points and 3A No. 10 Gilbert (55) was second and 3A No. 5 Ballard (56) was third. The Bolts were sixth with 177 points and 2A No. 14 West Marshall was seventh with 195 points.

Here are the Baxter results from the Nevada Invitational:

GIRLS

12. Brenna Thomson, 21:11.68; 25. Kailee Conradi, 22:17.14; 39. Holly Jessen, 23:01.02; 42. Ashlee Johnson, 23:11.59; 65. Piper Larson, 25:41.54.

BOYS

8. Logan Berg, 17:17.87; 13. Ian Thomson, 17:30.90; 54. Josh Bruntz. 19:30.75; 73. McCade Gowdy, 22:37.27; 74. Will Hitchler, 22:46.19; 76. Austin Good, 23:25.96. 77. Brendyn Padget, 23:32.0

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