HOLSTEIN - The Emmetsburg girls and the Fort Dodge St. Edmond's boys won the Class B varsity team championships at Saturday's Tim Thomas Classic Invitational Cross Country Meet here.
The E'Hawk girls edged runner-up Bishop Garrigan of Algona by a single point, 59-60, with Woodbine finishing third. The Alta-Aurelia girls finished 8th, South O'Brien was 11th, and Ridge View was 14th.
The St, Edmonds boys margin of victory over runner-up South O'Brien was considerably more than the girls' close team race, as St. Edmonds scored 39 points to the Wolverines' 107 points. The Ridge View boys finished third with 126 points, and the Alta-Aurelia boys finished 8th.
The Cherokee boys and girls teams competed in the Class A Division but did not field enough runners to qualify for team points.
Ridge View's Jason Kenny finished second among the 118 varsity boys, completing the 5k course in a time of 17:27.6, 38 seconds faster than his time in the same meet last year. Teammate Christian Egger finished 10th, and his time of 18:15.7 was 52 seconds better than his last year's time. Also competing for the Raptor boys were Sergio Carbajal (27th, 19:10.7); Luke Kliegl (46th, 19:50.06); Charlie Kliegl (47th, 19:51.73); Zach Kenny (75th, 21:18.65) and Gabe Carbajal (95th, 22:35.75).
South O'Brien's Daniel Patterson finished 6th in the Class B Varsity Boys race with his time of 17:48.92, while Wolverine teammate Austin Dunnick was 19th, in a time of 18:43.15, and Luke Hoger was 21st, with a time of 18:53.09.
Ross Friedrich of Alta-Aurelia finished 22nd, with a time of 19:00.55; South O'Brien's Ben Aberson, Tanner Hedberg, and Brian Haden took 31st -33rd respectively, with times of 19:22.60 ,19:26,00 and 19:28.04; Alta-Aurelia's Jason Van Haaften was 34th (19:30.12); A-A's Michael Swanson was 37th (19:33.43); A-A's Titus Letzring was 39th in 19:35.96; teammate Tyler Larson was 40th, in 19:37.24; Nathan Flaherty, another Alta-Aurelia runner, ran a 20:36.63, good for 65th place, while the Warriors' Jason Van Berkum was 71st, with his time of 20:56.39. South O'Brien's Wyatt Hicks ran a 21:53.15 to take 83rd.
The Raptor girls were led by Rachel Boyle, whose time over the 4k course was 20:42.98, good for 59th place among the 105 Girls Varsity competitors. Other Raptors runners were Kate Mathes (69th, 21:17.50); Melissa Brandt (72nd, 21:29.16); Susie Collier (75th, 21:35.21); Courtney Carstens (91st, 22:45.61) and Sami Naberhaus(95th, 23:46.73).
In Class A of the Girls Varsity competition, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghor/Remsen Union and Cherokee Washington both competed, but neither school had enough competitors to qualify in the team standings, which were topped by Bishop Heelan, with Maurice-Orange City-Floyd Valley finishing second.
Nicki Schwartz of MMC/RU was the highest finisher among competitors from the area schools. finishing 26th in the Girls Varsity race, in a time of 18:07.08. Breanna DeVos of Cherokee finished 49th in a time of 19:19.48, Cherokee's Danni Roethler was 64th, in 20:44.28; Sydney Hart of Cherokee was 67th, in a time of 20:57.64; and Abby Lubeck was 78th, with a time of 24:10.09.
In the Boys' Varsity competition in Class A, Cherokee and MMC/RU were also short of competitors to qualify for the team championship, which was won by Bishop Heelan, with Sioux City East finishing second.
Cherokee's Jaden Lux placed 21st among individuals in the Class A Varsity Boys race, with a time of 18:19.00; Zack Kellogg of MMC-RU was 82nd, with a time of 21: and Cherokee's Brendan Nelson was 88th, with a time of 23:15.21.
"We were missing a few runners due to ACT and injuries," noted Cherokee coach Matt Hoskinson. "It was a fun meet and good to see a lot of our district either running with us or in the race before us."