Ravens Host Annual Invitational Cross Country Meet

Ravens Host Annual Invitational Cross Country Meet

Sophomore Delaney Shaw smiles during her race at the Hillcrest Academy Invitational on Monday. Photo Credit: Hillcrest Academy Yearbook

Hillcrest Academy hosted its annual Invitational Cross Country meet Monday on campus. The meet featured two junior high school races and four high school races.  355 runners finished the six races. Pella won the boys team title with Washington placing second.  Hillcrest Academy did not have the required five runners to field a full boys team.  Micah Gerber was the first Raven to cross the finish line.  He placed thirty-fourth in 19:40. Gerber ran the course thirty-eight seconds faster than he did at the Early Bird meet five weeks ago.  Jesse Blossom also ran a great race finishing in 20:58 for forty-sixth place.  Blossom was nearly one minute faster than his Early Bird time.  Jeremiah Danker was next for the Ravens placing fifty-eighth in 27:14.  Kyle Neuschwander placed sixtieth in 28:09.  Pella senior Chase Lauman won the race in a course record time of 16:31.44.  The top four boys varsity finishers ran faster than the previous course record of 17:06.21 set by Ty Carr of Danville.   

Boys Results
Micah Gerber                             34th                  19:40
Jesse Blossom                           46th                 20:58
Jeremiah Danker                      58th                 27:14
Kyle Neuschwander                 60th                 28:09

Team Scores
Pella                                                     25
Washington                                       78
Mediapolis                                         84
Danville                                             107
Mount Pleasant                             116
North Mahaska                               135
Fairfield                                             151
Wapello                                              236

Delaney Shaw ran a great race on the challenging Hillcrest course.  Her time of 25:51 was over two and a half minutes faster than five weeks earlier on the same course.  She placed forty-third.  Freshman Marissa Ferebee of Pella won the race in 19:56.  Pella also won the team title with Washington placing second.    

Girls Results
Delaney Shaw                          43rd                  25:51

Team Scores   
Pella                                                     24
Washington                                       42
Fairfield                                               94
Mt. Pleasant                                       97
Danville                                             105
Mediapolis                                       170    

The Hillcrest Academy teams have their next competition at the Southeast Iowa Super Conference meet at Twin Lakes Golf Course in Winfield Thursday, October 6 with the varsity races beginning at 5:00 p.m.     

Girls JH Complete Results
Girls JV Complete Results
Girls Varsity Complete Results
Boys JH Complete Results
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