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Jasper County Tribune

C-M harriers give best performance of season at Montezuma

Troy Hyde/Jasper County Tribune
Colfax-Mingo senior Cauy Fitch runs in a meet earlier this season. Fitch finished ninth overall at Montezuma on Oct. 4
Troy Hyde/Jasper County Tribune Colfax-Mingo senior Cauy Fitch runs in a meet earlier this season. Fitch finished ninth overall at Montezuma on Oct. 4

MONTEZUMA — Colfax-Mingo’s cross country team put together its best performance of the season on Oct. 4.

Competing in the Montezuma Invitational, the boys finished second and the girls were third in the team standings.

Both teams put a pair of runners in the top 10. Junior Abbey McConeghey was fifth as the Tigerhawks’ top finisher and senior Ilia Hostetter placed seventh.

For the boys, junior Hunter Green was eighth and senior Cauy Fitch placed ninth.

“This was certainly our best meet of the season across the board,” Colfax-Mingo co-head coach Zach Tomas said. “Our runners are in a great spot heading into the most important part of our season.”

Class 3A South Tama County won the boys’ team title with 53 points.

Colfax-Mingo scored 83 in second, edging Belle Plaine by three points and Collins-Maxwell was fourth with 88 points. North Mahaska rounded out the field with 134 points.

Collins-Maxwell won the girls team’ title with 51 points. South Tama scored 64 in second and Colfax-Mingo had 74 points in third. Montezuma scored 121 in fourth and BGM was fifth with 124.

McConeghey’s fifth-place finish was clocked at 24 minutes, 6 seconds. Hostetter’s time was 24:19 in seventh.

The Tigerhawk girls had nine runners in the top 40.

Their top four runners were in the top 25.

Sophomore Crystal Lincoln placed 18th with a time of 26:02. Senior Delaney Underwood was next in 23rd, and she was clocked at 26:39. Senior Payton Rhone was the final scoring runner in 31st. Rhone’s time was 27:41.

The final two varsity runners were junior Chelsey Atwood and senior Jordan Atwood. Chelsey Atwood placed 34th in 28:08 and Jordan Atwood finished 37th in 29:10.

Senior Colbee Cunningham finished 38th with a time of 29:16, sophomore Jodine Woods placed 39th in 29:17 and sophomore Brennan Rhone was 50th in 34:06.

Freshman Kirsten Frier and sophomore Miranda McGill were 54th and 55th, respectively.

For the C-M boys, Green’s time in eighth was clocked at 20:17. Fitch finished 6 seconds back in ninth.

Freshman Coleman Craig and sophomore A.J. Gibson put two more Tigerhawk runners in top 25.

Craig was 21st in 21:50 and Green placed 24th with a time of 22:03.

The final scoring runner was junior Noah Strohmeyer in 26th. He stopped the clock in 22:13.

Junior Cyden Fitch placed 31st in 22:39 and sophomore Avery Lees was 41st in 24:51.

Colfax-Mingo ran in the South Iowa Cedar League meet on Oct. 9.

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