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XC competes at Humboldt

The Jaguar cross country team competed in the Humboldt Invitational on Monday, September 19th at Sheldon Park west of Humboldt.  Southeast Valley was once again lead by Spencer Warehime who is currently ranked individually 2nd in class 2A.  Warehime earned medalist honors with a 3rd place finish in a time of 17:11.  3rd ranked Reece Smith of Garner Hayfield won the meet.  Patrick Breitsprecher continued to run well Monday for the Jaguars, earning his 3rd medal in four meets with a 20th place finish in a time of 18:28.

    Helping the Jaguars to an 11th place finish in the 19 school meet were Ben Carlson (85th, 21:05), Todd Hamilton (91st, 21:33), Ben Sebring (113th, 23:10), Dalton Dencklau (117th, 23:33) and Lucas Pontius (119th, 24:14).  Garner-Hayfield/Ventura won the meet with 54 points, followed by Humboldt (98) and Mason City (100).  

    Katara Jondle continued to pace the girls team for the Jaguars finishing 45th in 24:11, followed by Alli True in 52nd (24:36).  Both Katara and Alli ran season PR’s on the year’s toughest course.  Sammy Alphs (75th, 26:12), Tessa Berg (85th, 26:53), Emma Hunter (86th, 26:58) and Emma Graves (87th, 27:01) were the next four Jaguars to cross the finish line.  Hannah Rees in her first varsity race, ran a season best 29:23 to finish 11th.

    In JV action, Chelsea Grossnickle also ran a season best of 30:42 (46th) while Sarah Nahnsen (58th, 33:29) and Leslie Housken (60th, 34:03) just missed season bests.

    JV boys’ Jared Kastendieck (87th, 24:05), Parker Johnson (95th, 24:19), AJ Smith (143rd, 26:48), and Kyle Baird (147th 27:38) all powered over the hills for season PR’s.  Aaron True (131st, 25:58), Lincoln Miller (144th, 26:54), Dillon Sytsma (146th, 27:30), Blane Martens (154th, 29:00) and Jordan Lane (155th, 29:28) also competed for the Jaguars on Monday.

    The Jaguars will next compete at the Pocahontas Invite on Saturday, October 1st and then the Titan Invitational in Lake City on Tuesday, October 4th.   

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