Ravens XC completes season at State qualifier

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

Team Scores
Regina                                                 30
Bellevue                                              60
Hudson                                                90
Columbus Community               104
Winfield-Mt. Union                       127
Montezuma                                     145
WACO                                                 188
Durant                                               223
Wapello                                             261
Highland                                           281

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

Team Scores
Hudson                                  28
Regina                                    51
Danville                                  88
Montezuma                          92
Bellevue                               119
Columbus                            151

State Qualifier Complete Boys Results
State Qualifier Complete Girls Results