Wagner wins Anamosa title; Kruckman fifth

By Becky Walz,

It was a busy course Saturday morning in Anamosa as the South Winn cross country teams competed at the Anamosa Invite.
During the meet, numerous Warriors posted times that were season and lifetime bests.  
“We challenged the groups to focus on racing and not worrying about times or places. This was one of the best overall team efforts I’ve seen as a coach. To put it in perspective, our girls improved on average by 30 seconds, almost 10 seconds per mile. As a team, they ran four minutes faster as a team then their previous season best times. The boys averaged a 46 second improvement, 15 seconds per mile. As a team, they improved by almost seven minutes from their previous lifetime bests,” said Coach Scott Conway.

A good day
The Class 1A No. 1 South Winn varsity girls finished fourth overall with 119 points. The Lady Warriors had an average time of 21:33 and a spread of 1:03. Winning the girls’ team title was Class 3A No. 1 Solon with 32 points.
They were led by gold medalist and Class 1A No. 9 Billie Wagner in 19:20. Megan Hageman came through with a time of 21:44 for the Warriors, good for 25th. On her heels was sophomore Josie Tieskoetter in 26th place in a time of 22:26. Posting a time of 22:26, Anna Dietzenbach crossed the finish line in 33rd place, followed by Karissa Wenthold in 34th place. The freshman stopped the clock at 22:27. Ella Willey was also on the course competing, touring the course in 23:55, in 46th place.

Kruckman paces boys
Among many ranked teams, the Class 1A No. 14 Warrior boys finished 13th with 332 points. Winning the team crown with 40 points was Class 2A No. 2 Tipton with 40 points.
South Winn had a 19:55 average time and spread of 4:16.
At the front of the Warrior pack was Isaiah Kruckman. The senior crossed the finish line in 17:00 in fifth place. Hunter Wagner was the second harrier to finish, posting a time of 19:58 in 73rd place. In 81st place it was Kyle Hageman traversing the course in 20:19. Dawson Hageman had a time of 21:00, earning 85th place. Rounding out the team score in 88th place was junior Chase Adam in 21:15. Also racing for the Warriors was freshman John Donovan. He finished the 5K in 22:05 in 94th place.

A week off
The next chance to see the Warrior harriers compete will be Saturday, Oct. 2, at the Crestwood Invite at 10 a.m. South Winn will host its own invite Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the South Winn Golf and Country Club near Calmar at 4:30 p.m.

Girls’ varsity team results
1. Class 3A No. 1 Solon 32; 2. Class 2A No. 3 Monticello 59; 3. Class 2A No. 4 Tipton 84; 4. Class 1A No. 1 South Winn 119; 5. Davenport Assumption 131; 6. Class 1A No. 10 North Linn 150; 7. Fort Madison 211; 8. Springville 233; 9. Bellevue 235; 10. Jefferson 274; 11. Anamosa 291

Boys’ varsity team results
1. Class 2A No. 2 Tipton 40; 2. Class 3A No. 5 Solon 78; 3. Class 1A No. 3 Maquoketa Valley 117; 4. Class 1A No. 12 Bellevue 179; 5. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 183; 6. Class 2A No. 11 Monticello 187; 7. Davenport Assumption 191; 8. Class 2A No. 17 Anamosa 216; 9. Fort Madison 238; 10. North Linn 241; 11. Cascade 254; 12. Camanche 298; 13. Class 1A No. 14 South Winn 332; 14. Springville 352; 15. Prince of Peace; 16. Midland 444

Girls’ JV team results
1. Solon 27; 2. Tipton 39; 3. Monticello 72; 4. Davenport Assumption 89; 5. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 164; 6. North Linn 167

Girls JV individual results
23. Josie Tollefsrud, 24:41; 27. Isabella Kuboushek, 25:23; 37. Grace Zweibohmer, 26:56; 51. Kira Ellingson 28:42.

Boys’ JV team results
1. Solon 27; 2. Monticello 38; 3. Tipton 93; 4. Davenport Assumption 109; 5. Anamosa 133; 6. Cedar Rapids Jefferson 150; 7. Cascade 162

Boys’ JV individual results
52. Abe Conway, 23:35; 55. Kaden Barton-Franzen, 24:33; 64. Maxwell Moonen, 28:32


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