Cyclone harrier squads place fourth in home meet
HARLAN -- On a warm, muggy morning to compete, AHSTW’s Dalton Fischer and Heidi Hall posted impressive top-three finishes Saturday while Harlan Community’s girls and boys teams both placed fourth in the annual Cyclone Cross Country Invite at the Harlan Golf and Country Club.
Due to a rainout, HCHS was running in its first meet in 12 days but fared well overall as five individuals earned medals and 11 of 14 varsity runners finished in the top half of their respective race.
Hawkeye Ten Conference schools filled the top four spots in the girls team standings, led by Glenwood’s first-place score of 57 with four girls in the top 12. Atlantic placed second with a 65, followed by Denison-Schleswig (93) and HCHS (101). AHSTW finished seventh out of 13 teams with a 206, led by Hall’s third-place effort.
Monarch junior Raegan Andersen won the girls individual title with a five-kilometer time of 19:44, beating East Mills’ Janette Schraft by 28 seconds.
On the boys side, Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson added to its collection of team wins with a first-place score of 58, followed by Glenwood (82), Lewis Central (93), HCHS (144), Abraham Lincoln (155) and St. Albert (172). AHSTW came in 12th with a 343 despite Fischer’s second-place finish in 17:53, just 13 seconds behind Jerry Jorgenson of Treynor.
Junior Greichaly Kaster paced three Cyclone girls medalists Saturday, placing 10th in 21:20. Brecken Van Baale finished 13th, Kara Rueschenberg was 20th and Chloe Hansen and Abby Alberti came in 30th and 33rd, respectively.
For the Cyclone boys, Drew Voge finished well down the stretch to earn 16th place and Trey Gross took 24th.
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