KNOXVILLE — The Colfax-Mingo cross country teams competed in the Knoxville Invitational at Pine Knolls Golf Course on Tuesday.
Competing without its top runner and with its No. 2 runners slowed by illness, the Tigerhawk girls placed 13th out of 14 teams. Most of the teams ahead of the Tigerhawks are in Class 3A or 4A.
The C-M boys finished 17th in a 17-team field. The Tigerhawks were only one of three 1A schools in the field.
Leading the girls was freshman Crystal Lincoln, who placed 55th with a time of 23 minutes, 47.3 seconds.
Colfax-Mingo coach Zach Tomas rested top runner Abbey McConeghey and junior Ilia Hostetter ran with an illness she’s been battling for a few days.
“I am very proud of our kids and our efforts,” Tomas said. “While the team results may not reflect it, we had some great things happen tonight.
“There were several PRs with a tough field of runners.”
Class 3A No. 9 Grinnell (37) won the girls’ team title by one point over 3A No. 12 Pella (38).
The top runner on the boys’ side was junior Cauy Fitch, who was 64th with a time of 19:40.2.
Winning the boys’ team title was 3A No. 14 Oskaloosa (44), which was eight points better than 3A No. 5 Grinnell.
Here are the area results from Knoxville.
55. Crystal Lincoln, 23:47.3; 68. Delaney Underwood, 25:06.1; 72. Danielle Decker, 25:11.7; 84. Abbey Jones, 26:48.8; 85. Payton Rhone, 27:05.6; 89. Ilia Hostetter, 28:27.5.
64. Cauy Fitch, 19:40.2; 93. Cyden Fitch, 20:51.3; 94. Noah Strohmeyer, 20:52.1; 103. Michael Loney, 21:49.6; 114. A.J. Gibson, 23:09.6; 115. Jacob Frier, 23:11.3; 119. Jarod Nichols, 23:57.9.