Cross country teams travel to Center Point

Cross country teams travel to Center Point

Sophomore Collin Miller was the Hillcrest Ravens number one for the second time this season at the Stormin’ Pointer Invitational in Center Point Tuesday.  Miller toured the five kilometer course on the campus of Center Point-Urbana schools finishing in 23:41 placing seventieth overall.  His mile splits deviated from the mean by three seconds or less which really helped his overall time.  Owen Swartzendruber was the team’s number two placing seventy-fourth in 24:44.  Jesse Slater held off Toby Chen to place seventy-fifth in 24:52.  Chen was seven seconds back in 24:59 running his fastest time of the year.  The Ravens did not have five finishers preventing Hillcrest from having a team score.  Center Point-Urbana placed four in the top five and won the team title.  Luke Post of CPU won in 17:10

Boys Team Scores
Individual Placings Center Point-Urbana 27
Collin Miller 70th 23:41 Marion 34
Owen Swartzendruber 74th 24:44 Cascade 92
Jesse Slater 75th 24:52 Anamosa 93
Toby Chen 76th 24:59 Edgewood-Colesburg 159
North Linn 162
Springville-Central City 167

Leah Bontrager had a top ten finish in the girls race to lead her team.  The Sophomore Raven placed tenth in a season best effort of 23:35.  Leah’s time eclipses Calli Shaw’s school record for the course of 24:59 set in 2015.  Sarena Gerber placed twenty-fifth in 25:05.  Chloe Staley took over 25 seconds off her previous best time to place forty-sixth in 28:26.  Taryn Leichty came in next for the Ravens placing fifty-fourth in 29:32.  Julia Boller rounded out the scoring placing fifty-ninth in 30:52.  Senior Ainsley Shaw lowered her season best time by over two minutes.  Shaw ran 39:10 to place sixty-ninth.  The Hillcrest Academy women placed sixth in the six team field at the Bowers Athletic Complex in Center Point.  Marion won the team title while Emily Staal won the individual title finishing in 19:24.  Adrianna Katcher of CPU was second in 20:09.

The cross country teams will be hosted next by City High on October 3 at the University of Iowa Ashton Cross Country course in Iowa City.

Individual Placings Team Scores
Leah Bontrager 10th 23:35 Marion 53
Sarena Gerber 25th 25:05 Center Point-Urbana 58
Chloe Staley 46th 28:26 Springville-Central City 71
Taryn Leichty 54th 29:32 North Linn 79
Julia Boller 59th 30:52 Cascade 108
Ainsley Shaw 69th 39:10 Hillcrest Academy 136