Strong showing for Warriors at Central

By Becky Walz,

It was an all-out race Thursday night in Elkader as the South Winn cross country teams competed at the Central Invite. There were no junior varsity races, everyone raced against the clock, with the top-five from each school comprising the team score.
The girls’ team wrapped up the easy win with just 21 points over host Central Elkader’s 70. The boys finished third behind Charles City and Clayton Ridge with 86 points.

   It was an all-out race Thursday night in Elkader as the South Winn cross country teams competed at the Central Invite. There were no junior varsity races, everyone raced against the clock, with the top-five from each school comprising the team score.
   The girls’ team wrapped up the easy win with just 21 points over host Central Elkader’s 70. The boys finished third behind Charles City and Clayton Ridge with 86 points.
   South Winn’s Billie Wagner, ranked No. 3 in Class 1A, was the overall champion, winning the gold medal in 20:33.8. Josie Tieskoetter came in third overall in 22:04.8 with Megan Hageman on her heels at 22:07.7, to take fourth. Anna Dietzenbach and Karissa Wenthold crossed the finish line nearly together in sixth and seventh places respectively. Dietzenbach had a time of 22:42.0, while Wenthold went 22:45.1 to conclude the team score.
   Two other Lady Warriors made their way into the top-10 including freshman Maddi Jansen who claimed ninth in 22:53.2 and Ella Willey in 10th with a time of 22:56.2.
   Posting a time of 19:25.1, senior Hunter Wagner was the first Warrior to cross the finish line in 16th place followed by Omar Flores in 17th in 19:42.4. It was John Donovan taking 20th place in 20:00.9, with Abe Conway in 21st. Conway posted a time of 20:02.7. Rounding out the team score was Bo Wangsness in 22nd. He had toured the course in 20:02.3.

Coming up
   South Winn has time to gear up for its next competition which will be at Anamosa Saturday, Sept. 24, at 9 a.m.

Girls’ team results
1. South Winn 21; 2. Central Elkader 70; 3. Charles City 74; 4. MFL MarMac 98; 5. Kee 118; 6. Clayton Ridge 168

Boys’ team results
1. Charles City 31; 2. Clayton Ridge 76; 3. South Winn 86; 4. Postville 115; 5. MFL MarMac 118; 6. Central Elkader 135; 7. Dunkerton 149

Girls’ individual results
1. Billie Wagner 20:33.8; 3. Josie Tieskoetter 22:04.8; 4. Megan Hageman 22:07.7; 6. Anna Dietzenbach 22:42.0; 7. Karissa Wenthold 22:45.1; 9. Maddi Jansen 22:53.2; 10. Ella Willey 22:56.2; 24. Isabella Kuboushek 25:30.6; 27. Josie Tollefsrud 25:45.3; 28. Katie Shimek 25:45.8; 35. Aubrey Willey 26:43.2; 45. Tessa Phillips 28:18.0; 55. Grace Zweibohmer 20:49.7; 63. Quinn Kruckman 31:19.1; 70. Cloey Zweibohmer 36:33.5

Boys’ individual results
16. Hunter Wagner 19:25.1; 17. Omar Flores 19:42.4; 20. John Donovan 20:00.9; 21. Abe Conway 20:02.7; 22. Bo Wangsness 20:02.3; 29. Dawson Wenthold 20:37.1; 36. Brad Dahl 21:05.2; 58. Nathan Davis 24:14.2; 61. Eli Higgins 24:45.6; 62. Max Moonen 24:47.6; 72. Diego Flores 26:39.2; 75. Henry Willey 27:59.8; 76. Landon Merrill 28:24.1

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