Pekin Tops SEISC Cross Country Competition

Pekin took both team titles in the Southeast Iowa Super Conference cross country meet Thursday at Winfield. Remi Duwa (pictured below) was the girls champion with a time of 19:30.

The Panthers also had Colten Glosser (pictured below) win the boys race in 16:52.

Pekin totaled 49 points which beat Danville/New London by 15 in the girls competition. That also featured:
8th Hollie Loper 21:00
9th Zoey Wright 21:15
14th Cari Duwa 21:27
and 17th Kelly Myers 21:50
They also had solid alternates runs from Hunter Lock finishing 19th at 21:55 and 22nd place Kaitlyn Conger in 22:07.

The Panther boys scored 63 which was well under runner up Wapello with 81. The other varsity runners included:
7th Brady Millikin 17:25
8th Isaiah Wittrock 17:30
14th Sam Roth 17:53
and 33rd Tanner Conger 18:51

Jonah Heckenberg of Van Buren took 10th in 17:38. Clay Neeley was 25th at 18:28 and John Orndoff 29th with a clocking of 18:36. They ended up 7th of 14 as a team totaling 173 points.

The Van Buren girls were 7th scoring 175. Audrey Smith led the way finishing 16th in 21:48. Anna Neeley took 32nd at 23:12 scoring 31 and Codi Welch ended up 34th with a time of 23:29 which got 33 points.

Cardinal was represented by some boys but not enough for a team score. The best performances came from Wyatt Gatton finishing 77th in 21:00 minutes and 80th place Gunner Zugg clocked at 21:14.