Ravens XC completes season at State qualifier
Sophomore Micah Gerber led the Raven runners, as he has all year, at the state qualifier meet hosted by Regina in Iowa City Thursday. Gerber attacked the race covering the first mile in 5:46 in twenty-second place. The top ten individual finishers and the top two teams qualify to go on to the state meet in Fort Dodge next week. Gerber was not able to hold the quick pace and dropped a few places before finishing in twenty-seventh place. His final time was 19:46, ninety-five seconds faster than on this course last year. Jesse Blossom was the second Raven to finish. He placed thirty-eighth in 20:20 on the 5.037 kilometer course. Blossom took eighty-seven seconds off his time at this meet last year. Jeremiah Danker showed the biggest personal improvement on the team. Danker placed seventy-fifth in 24:16. Kyle Neuschwander nearly equaled his best performance finishing in 26:10 for seventy-ninth place. Payton Griebel of Bellevue won the race in 16:49 with Aiden O’Neil of Regina placing second in 16:53. O’Neil won this meet in 2021. Regina won the team title with Bellevue taking second place.
Boys Individual Results
Micah Gerber 27th 19:46
Jesse Blossom 38th 20:20
Jeremiah Danker 75th 24:16
Kyle Neuschwander 79th 26:10
Columbus Community 104
Winfield-Mt. Union 127
Sophomore Raven Delaney Shaw placed forty-sixth in the girls race with a time of 26:12. Shaw has had a solid season being the lone Raven female competitor. Desi Lang of Hudson won the girls race in 20:37 while Alaina Gourley of Danville was second. Hudson and Regina were the team qualifiers.
Girls Individual Results
Delaney Shaw 46th 26:12
State Qualifier Complete Boys Results
State Qualifier Complete Girls Results