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Steenhoek medals as PCM girls take second at HOIC meet

DES MOINES — Paige Steenhoek medaled, all five scoring runners finished in the top 20 and the PCM girls' cross country team placed second at the Heart of Iowa Conference meet on Monday.

Steenhoek finished third in the girls' 5K race, leading the Mustangs to a runner-up finish. PCM, a "team to watch" in the Class 2A rankings, finished with 64 points.

Class 2A No. 4 Roland-Story won the meet with 29 points. And top runner Reece Johnson, who is ranked eighth in 2A, won the race in 20 minutes, 53 seconds.

Steenhoek finished her 5K time in 21:38. Nevada's Tori Meinecke was the runner-up in 21:16.

In the boys' 5K race, Beau Webb led PCM in 18th place. The Mustangs were seventh in the seven-team standings.

Nevada won the boys' team race with 36 points. West Marshall's Nicolas Thompson won the boys' 5K race in 17:44.

After Roland-Story and PCM was Nevada (72) in third in the girls' team race followed by West Marshall (83), South Hamilton (103) and Saydel (167).

Roland-Story put five runners in the top nine, but PCM was the only team with all seven varsity runners in the top 30.

PCM's Tiffani Koonce (22:39) finished 10th, Margo Chipps (23:12) finished 12th, Riley DeVore (24:18) ended up 19th and Sophia Steenhoek (24:22) was 20th as the final counting scorer.

Jillian Fairbanks (24:37) and Delaney Baird (24:48) were the final two varsity runners in 24th and 28th, respectively. Taryn Steenhoek finished 30th in 25:11.

Greene County (61) was the runner-up in the boys' team race followed by South Hamilton (65), Roland-Story (80), West Marshall (150), Saydel (157) and PCM (169).

Webb's 18th-place finish was clocked at 19:41. Caden Bouwkamp (20:38) was 31st, Garin Padget (21:00) finished 38th, Kyle Sanders (22:00) placed 55th and Colton St. Pierre (22:13) ended up 57th.

The Mustangs next compete in a state qualifying meet on Oct. 22 in Williamsburg.

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