Ravens Host Early Bird Cross Country Meet

Ravens Host Early Bird Cross Country Meet

Left back: Delaney Shaw, Morgyn Nafziger, Coach Marty Gingerich, Manager Alex Canchola, Garrett Hurst, Jesse Blossom, Micah Gerber Left front: Quang Huynh, Collin Miller, Leah Bontrager, Julia Boller, Jorge Canchola

Hillcrest Academy hosted the Early Bird cross country meet Tuesday August 31 on the school’s campus and in the nearby Joetown woods.  Afternoon showers made the cross country course more authentic due to the muddy conditions.  Eight schools participated in the meet.  Hillcrest runner, Leah Bontrager, represented the host school placing eighth in 25:55 behind seven runners from Iowa City High.  Freshman Ani Wedemeyer of City High won the varsity race in 21:05 over two time defending champion and meet record holder, Rowan Boulter, also of City High.  City High won the girls team race with a perfect score of 15.

Senior Julia Boller and Freshmen Delaney Shaw and Morgyn Nafziger competed in the junior varsity race.  Shaw placed thirtieth in 29:38 while Boller and Nafziger placed fortieth and forty-first in 32:28 and 32:44 respectively. 

Girls Varsity Results
Leah Bontrager              8th              25:55
26 runners finished the girls Varsity race.

Girls JV Results
Delaney Shaw                30th            29:38
Julia Boller                      40th            32:28
Morgyn Nafziger            41st            32:44
56 runners finished the girls JV race.

Team Scores
City High                                           15
Cedar Rapids Jefferson               50

Senior Collin Miller finished in the top ten in the boys varsity race to lead Hillcrest Academy.  Miller’s time was 21:36 for ninth place.  Freshman Micah Gerber was the next Raven to cross the line placing sixteenth in 22:26.  Jesse Blossom placed thirtieth in 26:20.  Quang Huynh and Garrett Hurst placed thirty-forth and thirty-fifth respectively.  Hillcrest was fourth in the team standings.  Gavin Hall of Cedar Rapids Jefferson won the boys varsity race in 18:36.  Jefferson won the team title with 25 points. 

The Ravens compete next at Fairfield Thursday September 9. 

Boys Varsity Results
Collin Miller                   9th              21:36
Micah Gerber                16th           22:26
Jesse Blossom             30th           26:20
Quang Huynh               34th           30:27
Garrett Hurst                 35th           32:53
35 runners finished the boys varsity race.
15 runners finished the boys JV race.

Team Scores
Cedar Rapids Jefferson             25
Winfield-Mt. Union                      42
WACO                                                72
Hillcrest Academy                        86

Complete Results Girls JV
Complete Results Girls V
Complete Results Boys JV
Complete Results Boys V