Area Cross Country Highlights

The Pekin cross country teams both finished 1st at Lynnville-Sully on Thursday. The girls (pictured at Saint Louis last Saturday) score of 34 included:
Winner Lauren Derscheid 22:42
2nd Remi Duwa 22:55
7th Maddie Black 23:32
9th Sarah Eubanks 23:39
and 15th Lily Fariss 24:17
Collins-Maxwell was 2nd of 6 with 55 points.

Their boys scored 39, beating Pella Christian by 9. That featured:
1st Brady Millikin 17:40
2nd Colten Glosser 17:47
8th Zack Wise 19:46
13th Tanner Conger 20:20
15th Simeon Buie 20:44

Fairfield was 2nd in Class A boys competition of the Tim Lamm Fort Madison invitational Thursday totaling 68 points. The individual placings/team points had:
10th/9 Alex Forrest 18:02
14th/13 Dalton Rippey 18:13
15th/14 Mark Diers 18:19
16th/15 Dylan Harvey 18:40
21st/17 Kaidyn Mickels
Muscatine took the title scoring 23. Mount Pleasant ended up 3rd of 6 at 83.

Ashley Bloomquist of Fairfield got 2nd among the Class A girls at Fort Madison with a time of 20:11. The Trojans 3rd place team total featured 88 points. Other top performances featured:
5th Yana Gaskell 21:40
and 23rd Delaney Breen 24:46
Mount Pleasant won scoring 42, Muscatine took 2nd with 56 while 4th place Fort Madison had 90.

The Van Buren boys were 3rd of 9 in the Class B boys division of the Fort Madison meet with 67 points. They were led by:
2nd Jonah Heckenberg 17:48
13th Ian Peacock 19:20
14th Clay Neeley 19:39
and 16th John Orndoff 19:50
Danville/New London had a score of 52 and won the championship, Clark County from Missouri was 2nd with 61.

Van Buren ended up 5th of 6 in the Class B girls competition at Fort Madison scoring 101, just 3 points behind 3rd place Central Lee and 2 in back of Wapello. The top finishes/points included:
7th/5 Faith Neeley 22:40
11th/9 Kylee Bass 23:44
15th/12 Audrey Smith 24:11
Danville/New London finished 1st with 25 points and 2nd place Mediapolis scored 80.

Fairfield Middle School results at Fort Madison featured:
4th Malena Bloomquist 14:24
5th Makenzie Kraemer 14:25
10th Ashlyn Lisk 14:55
19th Carley Seeley 16:16
27th Tisha Brinkschroeder 17:04

11th Gavin VanVeen 12:49
16th Preston Stevenson 13:08
30th Austin Lisk 14:01
105th Eric Kerr 19:13
107th Antonio Manning 19:27
111th Adrian Scotton 20:37
116th Tim Winland 21:56

Below are some Fairfield runners pictured from the Fort Madison meet: