Washington Evening Journal
111 North Marion Avenue
Washington, IA 52353
FORT MADISON — A plethora of Union area teams headed down to Fort Madison on Thursday to take part in the Timm Lamb Cross County Invitational.
The invite was split up into both boys and girls, while teams were split up into “A” and “B” groups.
On the boys “A” side, Washington took the victory with 33 points. Mt. Pleasant was the next highest placing area team, finishing fourth with 77 points. Fairfield followed in fifth with 118 points.
The Washington girls also took the top spot, finishing with 31 points. Mt. Pleasant followed in third with 88 points and Fairfield fourth with 105 points.
Danville/New London took the boys “B” title with 41 points, edging Mediapolis by one point. Winfield-Mt. Union followed in third with 101 points. Columbus took fourth with a total of 127. Van Buren finished ninth with 187 points.
A girls “B” title was also won by Danville/New London with 43 points and Columbus finished third with 82 points.
For the Washington boys, Micah Rees took the victory by over a minute, finishing in 16:16. Andrew Rees finished third for the Demons with a time of 19:49. Tyler Alderton followed in fourth with a time of 18:10. Elijah Morris finished 12th and Lane Schrock 13th. Andrew Shephard was 20th. Sawyer Tschantz ended in 27th.
Ben Carthey was the top finisher for Mt. Pleasant. Carthey finished second with a time of 17:37. Jude Dykstra finished 11th and Isaac Rynders ran good enough for 14th. Gabe Feldmann took 24th and Jonathan Hough 26th.
Fairfield was led by Riley Perkins in 16th. Nate Konczal took 17th. Ben Boatright finished 22nd and Dayton Mauck finished 29th.
For the Washington girls, Iris Dahl took second with a time of 20:24. Quincy Griffis followed in third, clocking a 21:05. Lauren Horak took seventh. Alyvia Anderson finished ninth, Angeline Anderson 10th, Kendall Hinrichsen 11th and Isabella Lujan 15th.
Emma Welcher led Mt. Pleasant in fifth place with a time of 21:41. Belle Meador finished right behind her teammate in sixth. Aliya Graber took 23rd and Alexis Wagner 24th. Ella McNamee finished 30th.
Fairfield was paced by Carley Seeley in 12th. Malena Bloomquist finished 16th. Caroline Van Pelt took 20th. Makenzie Kraemer finished 28th and Paige Bisgard 29th. Bailey Belzer was 31st and Alyia Abbott 32nd.
On the “B” side of things, Rylan Martin was the finished finisher. Martin finished second with a time of 17:08. Carter Fesler took fourth, Cauy Garrett seventh and Talan Whaley ninth. Isaac Shinn finished 20th and Nick Powell 27th. Parker Buck took 30th and Carter Buck 31st.
WMU was led by Kohlby Newsom. Newsom finished sixth with a time of 18:01. Gabriel Hemsworth took 12th, Bowen Thomson 24th and Jacob Haines 28th.
Damian Vergara led Columubs with a 15th place finish. Tim Hills-Carrier finished 16th. Bryan Tlatenchi took 19th.
Lincoln Bainbridge was the highest placer for Van Buren. Bainbridge finished 11th.
On the girls side, Alaina Gourley and Kamryn Sherwood went one and two in the race. Gourley took first with a time of 20:20 and Sherwood clocked 21:51. Ava Ourth took ninth, Ryann Logan 15th, Celia Horn 21st and Macie Wagner 28th.
For Columbus, Ariana Vergara finished eight with a time of 23:31. Quinn Yotter took 11th, Naveiah Garza 13th and Averi Sipes was 20th.