LAKE CITY - The Galva-Holstein Cross Country teams again turned in good performances at the Southern Cal-Rockwell City-Lytton Invitational meet run here on Tuesday Oct. 7.
Veteran G-H Coach Tim Thomas said, "We were very pleased with the kids' performances. The boys ran as well as they have all year and are makig progress as we get closer to thr conference and district meets. The girls were a little short-handed due to illness and injuries."
The Galva-Holstein boys finished 6th in a strong field, scoring 146 points, just one point off of 5th place Sioux Central. Glenwood was the Boys' champion with 50 points, and Prairie Valley, Kuemper Catholic and Perry finished 2-3-4.
John Harris paced the Pirates' effort with a 9th place time of 18:03. Josh Mohr and Jamie Conlon both finished with a time of19:16, and Josh Schwartz, 19:31 to complete the Pirate scoring. Collin Bubke, Riley Cosgrove and Kyle Wessling also ran for the Pirate varsity.
The Pirate JV team of Isaiah Miller, Tim Martin, Shelby Stevenson, Austin Bevers and Jon Klotz finished 7th in the JV meet, and Ethan Todd also ran for the Pirate JV.
Austin and Tyler Drey ran for the Middle School boys.
In the Girls' competition, the varsity finished a close 4th in spite of the team illnesses and injuries. Ashley Drey was 6th, with a time of 16:51; Jessie Mathes, 13th (16:59); Meg Kofmehl,18th (17:16); Breanna Mathes, 30th (18:08) and Sarah Forristal, 47th (18:50). Annie McAreavy and Shelby Bennett also ran for the Lady Pirate varsity.
Perry won the team championship with 78 points. Sioux Central also scored 78, but was awarded 2nd place after a tie-breaker. PAC/PP was 3rd, with 90 points, Galva-Holstein 4th with 98 and Prairie Valley 5th, with 107.
The Galva-HolsteinJV girls had only two runners, Sarah Galvin and Shelby Linton, but Galvin's time of 20:35 earned her a 4th place medal in the girls' JV race.
Rachel Hunt and Kate Mathes ran for the Middle School girls and Hunt finished 8th in that race.