ALLEMAN — Colfax-Mingo’s cross country teams made up a meet at North Polk on Oct. 8, and the Tigerhawks faced a tough field in both varsity divisions.
Senior Abbey McConeghey led C-M with a fourth-place finish in the girls’ 5K race. The Tigerhawk boys faced three ranked teams and placed fifth in the team race.
The meet was originally scheduled for Oct. 7.
McConeghey’s fourth-place finish was clocked at 20 minutes, 22.7 seconds. She was behind Class 3A No. 1 Ainsley Erzen of Carlisle, 3A No. 26 Liza Schaffer of North Polk and Carlisle’s Tessa Erzen.
Hunter Green led the C-M boys for the first time this season. He finished 21st with a time of 18:31.01. Max VanDusseldorp (19:09.65) was 34th, Noah Strohmeyer (20:00.26) finished 48th and Coleman Craig (20:01.28) placed 49th.
The final scoring runner for the Tigerhawks was Carter Gibson (20:53.26) in 64th. Avery Lees (21:30.63) finished 72nd, A.J. Gibson (21:41) came in 76th, Mason Edwards (22:06.4) was 83rd and Cale Duffy (23:25.46) placed 98th.
Colfax-Mingo scored 153 points in fifth. Class 3A No. 2 Carlisle won the meet with 32 points followed by 2A No. 2 Des Moines Christian (41), 3A No. 6 North Polk (47) and Nevada (131). Collins-Maxwell (157) and Ankeny Christian Academy (192) completed the field.
There were eight ranked runners in the boys’ 5K race. Class 3A No. 9 Zach Sporaa of North Polk won the race in 16:30.86.
The Tigerhawk girls scored 128 points in fifth. Class 3A No. 12 North Polk won the meet with 36 points. Carlisle (40), Collins-Maxwell (85) and Nevada (106) rounded out the rest of the top five. Des Moines Christian was sixth with 140 points.
After McConeghey for the C-M girls was Chelsey Atwood (24:23.36) in 38th. Judith Goetz (24:28.93) finished 40th, Caylee Cunningham (24:41.08) was 42nd and Carley Underwood (24:42.18) ended up 43rd as the final scoring runner.
Daytin Chadwick (25:31.73) finished 51st, Jodine Woods (26:28.7) was 56th and Kylie Doty (26:31.06) crossed the finish line in 57th. Joslyn Chadwick (28:20.81) finished 65th, Lilly Gregor (29:21.15) was 70th, Brennan Rhone (29:21.71) crossed the finish line in 71st, Felicity Woods (29:37.02) was 73rd and Kirsten Frier (32:42.20) finished 75th.
The Tigerhawks ran in the SICL meet on Oct. 15. The state qualifying meet is Oct. 24.