Ravens run well in Iowa City

Ravens run well in Iowa City

Photo Credit: Marty Gingerich/HIllcrest XC Coach

Thursday sophomore Delaney Shaw took thirty seconds off her personal best 5k cross country time that was only one week old.  Her new personal best is now 25:06.  Shaw competed at the Bud Williams Invitational hosted by Iowa City High on the University of Iowa Ashton cross country course.  Shaw was in the varsity race that featured six 4A teams and a number of smaller schools.  Rondi Quass of Ankeny Centennial won the race in 18:20.  Dubuque Senior won the team title.   

Girls Varsity
Delaney Shaw                     74th                  25:06

Team Scores
Dubuque Senior                       33
Ankeny Centennial                  47
Iowa City High                            97
Cedar Rapids Prairie              118
Clear Creek-Amana                 121
Pekin                                             160
Ottumwa                                      190
Cedar Rapids Jefferson          251

Sophomores Micah Gerber, Jesse Blossom and Kyle Neuschwander all recorded personal best times at the Bud Williams Invitational Thursday in Iowa City.  Racing on a Division I venue under clear skies and temperatures in the mid-60s against a strong field of competitors all helped the Raven runners perform their best.  Micah Gerber took his personal best from 19:26 to 18:51 placing seventieth overall.  Jesse Blossom finished in 19:59.  His previous best time was 21:00 and set one week earlier.  Kyle Neuschwander was back after missing the Burlington meet and a week of practices due to illness.  Neuschwander took his best time from 28:47 down to 26:01.  Jeremiah Danker finished one place ahead of Neuschwander in 25:59.  Senior Ford Washburn of City High put on a show of his own winning the meet for the third year in a row in a jaw dropping time of 14:50.  Iowa City High won the team title.  Hillcrest did not have the required five finishers to earn a place in the team standings.                            
Boys Varsity
Micah Gerber                            70th                   18:51
Jesse Blossom                           89th                  19:59       
Jeremiah Danker                     110th                 25:59
Kyle Neuschwander               111th                  26:01

Team Scores
Iowa City High                                        31
Pleasant Valley                                      48
Cedar Rapids Prairie                            60
Ankeny Centennial                             107
Clear Creek-Amana                            150
Dubuque Senior                                   161
Cedar Rapids Jefferson                     246
Iowa City Liberty                                  255
Ottumwa                                                 284
Wilton                                                       302
Durant                                                      321

Monday, October third, the Raven cross country teams host the Hillcrest Academy Invitational on the school campus and in the Joetown woods.  The meet features fifteen boys and girls high school teams.  The meet starts at 4:00 p.m. with two junior high races followed by four high school races beginning with the girls junior varsity race at 4:35.  Come support the runners!       

Complete Girls Results
Complete Boys Results