MONTEZUMA — A pair of Colfax-Mingo boys’ cross country runners earned medals at the Montezuma Invitational on Oct. 8 at the Montezuma Country Club.
Noah Strohmeyer and Carter Gibson were both in the top 15 of the boys’ 5K race to lead the Tigerhawks to a fifth-place finish.
Colfax-Mingo’s girls did not have enough runners for a team score. Joslyn Chadwick was the top finisher in 28th.
Strohmeyer led the C-M boys in ninth place with a time of 20 minutes, 10.8 seconds. Gibson was 15th in 20:44. The top 20 finishers in both varsity races earned medals.
Coleman Craig (22:18.1) finished 30th and Avery Lees (22:36.7) and A.J. Gibson (22:45.6) were the final counting runners in 32nd and 34th, respectively.
John McGill (23:13) and Mason Edwards (24:17.5) were 38th and 44th, respectively.
The Tigerhawks once again did not have top runner Max VanDusseldorp, and he will miss the rest of the season with an injury.
Chadwick’s time in the girls’ race was 28:36.9. Kirsten Frier (32:41.9) was 37th, Daytin Chadwick (33:30.3) ended up 40th and Maggie Schroeder (34:34.6) finished 42nd.
Elise Boulton of Montezuma won the race in 22:19.4 and South Tama County’s Alyssa Chyma finished second in 23:12.4.
Collins-Maxwell won the team title with 37 points, while Montezuma was second with 41 points.
South Tama County won the boys’ team race with 46 points. Collins-Maxwell was next with 54 followed by North Mahaska (63), Montezuma (95) and Colfax-Mingo (106).
English Valleys’ Bryson Grove won the boys’ race in 18:13.2. Collins-Maxwell’s Kyle Vanderwal was second in 19:01.
Colfax-Mingo competed at the South Iowa Cedar League meet on Oct. 13 at Diamond Trail Golf Course in Lynnville.
The Tigerhawks will compete in a Class 1A state qualifier on Oct. 22. The location for that meet has not yet been released.
at North Polk
ALLEMAN — In a very tough field with a handful of ranked teams and a plethora of 3A schools, 1A Colfax-Mingo competed for one of 12 medals in each of the varsity races at the North Polk Cross Country Invitational on Oct. 5.
Colfax-Mingo’s boys’ team finished eighth in the 11-team field and the Tigerhawk girls were eighth in the eight-team field.
Strohmeyer was the top boys’ runner as he finished 21st in 19:02.
Carter Gibson finished 72nd in 21:09, while Lees (21:34) was 87th, Craig (21:35) finished 89th and A.J. Gibson (21:35) was the final scoring runner in 90th.
McGill (22:07) finished 97th, while Edwards (22:17) was 98th.
Class 2A No. 7 Carson Houg of Des Moines Christian won the boys’ race in 16:40.
Class 3A No. 16 Zach Sporaa of North Polk was the runner-up in 16:58 and 3A No. 22 Max Sporaa of North Polk was third in 17:01.
Des Moines Christian’s Aaron Fynaardt, who is ranked 25th in 2A, was fourth in 17:06.
Class 3A No. 4 North Polk won the team title with 32 points.
Class 2A No. 8 Des Moines Christian (61) and Gilbert (66) were second and third, respectively. Colfax-Mingo finished eighth with 243 points.
In the girls’ team race, North Polk won the team title with 33 points, while Gilbert was second with 51 points.
Both North Polk and Gilbert are “teams to watch” in the 3A rankings, while 2A No. 12 Des Moines Christian finished third with 53 points. Colfax-Mingo was eighth with 227 points.
Joslyn Chadwick (26:36) finished 65th to lead Colfax-Mingo. Daytin Chadwick (27:19) was 75th, Frier (29:36) ended up 87th and Brennan Rhone (29:58) was 89th.
Elayna Creech (34:05) was the final scoring runner in 100th and Miranda McGill (37:21) was 104th.