ZEARING — Harrison Rhone and Josue Rodriguez led a quartet of medalists for Colfax-Mingo’s cross country teams at the Colo-NESCO Cross Country Invitational on Thursday.
The Tigerhawk boys were second in the team standings thanks in part to a fifth-place finish from Rhone and a sixth-place tally from Rodriguez.
Tony Buenrostro and Shae Wilkins also medaled for the Tigerhawks in their respective races. Both Buenrostro and Wilkins finished 10th as the top 10 finishers in each varsity race earned medals at Dakins Lake.
The South Hamilton boys won the meet championship with 33 points. Colfax-Mingo (47) edged Ankeny Christian Academy (49) for second in the three-team field. Colo-Nesco, North Tama and Meskwaki Settlement School all had incomplete squads.
Rhone led the Tigerhawks in fifth. His 5K time was clocked in 20 minutes, 14.37 seconds. Rodriguez crossed the finish line sixth in 20:17.35 and Buenrostro’s 10th-place finish came in 20:43.37.
The final two scoring runners for the C-M boys were Xavier Woods (21:35.96) in 13th and Mason Edwards (22:03.63) in 15th.
John McGill (22:12.17) and Owen Ament (22:22.87) were the two non-scoring varsity runners in 17th and 20th, respectively.
Ankeny Christian’s Daniel Schoening won the boys’ race in 18:11.4. South Hamilton’s Landon Grove was the runner-up in 18:48.41.
North Tama placed its five scoring runners in the top 10 to win the girls’ division with 20 points. South Hamilton (52), Ankeny Christian (67) and Colfax-Mingo (73) completed the four-team field and Colo-NESCO and Meskwaki Settlement had incomplete rosters.
Wilkins’ 10th-place finish led the Tigerhawks in 26:04.2. McKenna Pleima was one spot off a medal in 11th as she crossed the finish line in 26:50.31.
Devan Chadwick (27:21.13) was 15th, Lilyan Hadsall (31:06.4) finished 24th and Mallory Sipma (36:07.11) took 27th to complete the Tigerhawks’ varsity lineup.
Class 1A No. 10 Grace Lidgett of North Tama won the girls’ race in 21:39.06. North Tama’s Jamie Jacobs was the runner-up in 24:11.52. The Redhawks also placed 4-5-9.