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XC teams compete in Poky

October 03, 2016

The Southeast Valley cross country teams found themselves competing again Saturday, October 1st in Pocahontas.  The Jaguars continued to show improvement on the season setting 20 career PRs and 4 season PRs.  Senior Spencer Warehime also broke his own school record running 16:06 for 5k enroute to winning his third meet of the season.  Patrick Breitsprecher also dropped nearly 45 seconds to run his career best of 17:02 and earning a 3rd place finish.

    Warehime and Breitsprecher lead the Jaguars to a fourth place finish overall.  Emmetsburg won the boys team race with a score of 68 with South Central Calhoun finished 2nd with 81 points.  Todd Hamilton (26th, 19:27), Ben Carlson (38th, 20:13) and Ben Sebring (46th, 20:54) were the next three Jaguars to complete the team score.  Lucas Pontius (48th, 20:59) and Nathan Montgomery (51st, 21:37) completed the varsity team on Saturday.

    The JV boys’ found a runner-up finish behind three JV medalists.  Dalton Dencklau (3rd, 20:22), Isaiah Gibbs (7th, 21:00) and Aaron True (8th, 21:01) all brought home hardware.  Freshman Parker Johnson (15th, 21:43) and Jared Kastendieck (17th, 21:45) completed the JV score.  Also competing for Southeast Valley in the JV race was Dillon Sytsma (20th, 22:27), Lincoln Miller (23rd, 23:10), AJ SMith (27th, 23:52), Jordan Lane (28th, 23:54), Blane Martens (30th, 24:00) and Kyle Baird (31st, 24:25)

    The Jaguars girls finished 7th overall.  Alli True once again led SV with a 23rd place finish running a season best 22:41.  Katara Jondle crossed 31st in a time of 23:51.  Sammy Alphs (35th) dropped almost a minute off her best time with a 24:00, followed by Emma Graves’ (39th) season best 24:41.  Tessa Berg (43rd) and Emma Hunter (45th) ran career best times of 24:41 and 24:51.  Hannah Rees (53rd) ran her best ever of 28:08.

    Leslie Housken (25th, 29:56) edged teammate Sarah Nahnsen (26th, 29:57) in the JV girls race followed by Chelsea Grossnickle (27th, 30:19).  

    The Jaguars will compete in Ida Grove on Monday, October 10th followed by the Twin Lakes Conference meet that will be hosted in Gowrie this year on Saturday October 15th.

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