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Pekin wins 8th-grade state race

Mid-Prairie's Hostetler, Fleming get 1st, 2nd in cross-country

Union photo by Doug Brenneman

Mid-Prairie's Danielle Hostetler leads a middle school race earlier this year at Solon. hostetler won a middle school state race Saturday.
Union photo by Doug Brenneman Mid-Prairie's Danielle Hostetler leads a middle school race earlier this year at Solon. hostetler won a middle school state race Saturday.

ANKENY — Pekin won the Middle School Statewide cross-country meet Saturday in Class 1A eigth-grade boys as Jaedon Wolver finished second and Isaac Gentry placed fourth.

In 2A eighth-grade girls, Mid-Prairie was third as Danielle Hostetler won in 12 minutes, 3.8 seconds and Abby Fleming took second. Other runners for the Golden Hawks are Phoebe Shetler (21st), Annika Poll (37th), Greta Sieren (39th) and Kailey Warnstaff (50th).

In 1A eighth-grade boys, Damian Vergara of Columbus placed sixth and Gabriel Hemsworth of Winfield-Mt. Union was ninth. Timothy Hills-Carrier of Columbus was 14th to help the Wildcats place fourth.

Pekin had 35 points to second-place East Marshall’s 41. Columbus had 75.

Other Pekin runners were Keaton Dickey (19th), Ben Guise (31st), Robert Brown (42nd) and Noah Lucas (47th).

Other Columbus runners were Juan Chairez-Ambriz (49th) and Joshua Almanza (56th).

Pekin’s girls were fourth with Lauren Steigleder placing third and Audrey Fariss fifth. Other Pekin runners were Lexi Swearingen (21st), Anna Derscheid (27th), Chloe Frescoln (31st) and Kylie Wise (32nd).

In 2A eighth-grade boys, Mid-Prairie was 14th with Daniel Rodgers (40th), Dalton Miller (42nd), Noah Freeman (75th), Jacob Donaldson (76th), Sawyer Hough (78th) and Josh Keaough (85th).

Mid-Prairie’s boys won the seventh-grade 2A team standings behind Junior Hoffman (3rd), Emmett Swartzendruber (4th), Jayse Yoder (8th), Micah Gerber (13th), Dylan Humphrey (19th) and Preston Yutzy (21st).

Mid-Prairie’s girls were third in 2A seventh grade with Charlotte Sieren (7th), Dessa Poll (16th), Delaney Shaw (17th), Anna Flynn (20th) and Morgyn Nafziger (23rd).

Pekin’s seventh-grade girls were tied for fifth in 1A with Aliya Peel (12th), Emma Hopper (19th), Renae Eubanks (20th), Brooke Sylvester (24th), Ayla Banes (28th) and Emma Moore (30th).