Cross country results roundup

Union’s Ellie Rathe continues to set the pace

Union Knights senior runner Ellie Rathe continues to set the pace at nearly every meet she’s competed in this season. Photo by Ruby F. Bodeker

Jesup Invitational – Sept. 28

The Union Knights cross country team traveled to the Jesup Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, September 28 for the Jesup Invitational featuring a formidable 26 area teams.

Knights senior Ellie Rathe crossed the finishing line in first place (out of 156 finishers) at 18:57.7 making for another stellar finish for the high flying senior runner. Rathe’s season and personal record currently sits at 18:35.10, according to data posted by Kauder Racing. Behind Rathe in second place was Addison Grady from Hudson High School with a time of 19:16.9.

Rathe’s Union teammate sophomore Lauren Youngblut finished 13th with a time of 20:42.4; freshman Amilia Condon finished 30th with a time of 21:55.1; freshman Lily Lorenzen came in 86th with a time of 24:09.7; while sophomore Sydney Anton finished with a time of 24:42.1, senior Elle Hookham finished with a time 25:32.9, and sophomore Reagan Sorensen finished with a time of 27:08.6.

The Union girls took sixth out of 22 scoring teams with 224 — Denver came in first with 68 points, followed by Jesup (2nd), Center Point-Urbana (3rd), Waverly-Shell Rock (4th), and Hudson (5th).

Waverly-Shell Rock won the boys 5K race out of 28 scoring teams with 107 points. The top finisher for the boys — out of 186 finishers — was Center Point-Urbana’s Eli Larson with a time of 16:14.9.

The top Union boys finisher was freshman Kengo Uchiyama-Hansen with a time of 21:11.6 who came in 143rd, followed closely by sophomore Sam Fehl in 146th place with a time of 21:14.9, and sophomore Wyatt Hoy in 151st place with a time of 21:28:6.

The Union Knights cross country team — along with the North Tama Redhawks — were scheduled to compete this week in the 28-team Dike-New Hartford Wolverine Invitational on Tuesday, October 5 at the Fox Ridge Golf Course in Dike.

Steve Johnson Invitational, Wartburg College – October 2

The North Tama Redhawks cross country team faced 26 other teams while competing in Waverly this past Saturday, October 2 for the Steve Johnson Invitational on the Wartburg College campus.

Osage junior runner Katelyn Johnson took first place out of 148 finishers in the girls race with a time of 18:54.58. North Tama’s Jules Breakenridge was the first Redhawk to cross the finish line with a time of 20:22.1 in ninth place. Jamie Jacobs was next in 59th place with a time of 23:00.93, Olivia Ketter crossed in 85th place with a time of 23:51.43, while Larissa Morrison crossed the finish line with a time of 26:00.11, Daniela Moraru with 27:09.9, Rachel Robinson with 28:22.14, and Andi Dvorak with 30:01.9.

Redhawk runner Grace Lidgett did not finish but had a 900m split of 3:35.30.

Pine Island won the girls race with a score of 128. North Tama girls came in 16th out of 20 scoring teams by breaking a tie with Nodaway Valley by sending seven runners across the finish line to NV’s five.

In the boys 5K, North Tama’s solitary runner Christian Dronebarger crossed the finish line with a time of 21:36.76. The winner of the boys race was Newton’s Jackson Mace-Maynard with a time of 15:52.69.