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MHS harriers compete at Knoxville

KNOXVILLE — The Marshalltown cross country teams ran in the middle of the pack in a stacked field Tuesday at the Knoxville Invite.

The boys’ team finished seventh in the 12-team standings with the final score of 177. Individual scores were led by the fifth-place effort of junior Conner Smith, who ran a 17:11.49 to finish among some of the best runners in the state. Jason Strand was another notable performer with a time of 18:59.31 and a 29th-place finish. The winners of the boys’ team competition were Norwalk with 32 points and four top-10 finishers.

The girls’ team cracked the top-five with a score of 150. The Bobcats were led by the 10th-place finish of Phoebe Hermanson, who ran a time of 20:49.39. Odaly Flores notched a top-25 finish by running 24th with a time of 21:51.91. The Bobcats finished four points behind fourth-place Winterset.

South Tama runs at CCA

IOWA CITY — South Tama’s run at the Clear Creek-Amana Invite was highlighted by the boys’ individual standings — where a Trojan cracked the top-10 runners. Tommy Tyynismaa finished in sixth place with a time of 18:16.21, five seconds away from a top-five run. He was the leading runner for the boys’ fifth-place finish in the 10-team field with a score of 130. The Trojan boys had one more top-20 finisher in Jimmy Brant, who ran in 18th place with a time of 19:25.13.

The Trojan girls had a sixth-place finish Monday, finishing with a score of 143. South Tama had three top-30 finishers — Alyssa Chyma in 13th with a time of 22:24.86, JoJo Tyynismaa in 23rd at 23:29.33 and Kayla Heck in 28th running a 24:34.02. The Trojans were over 100 points back of clear winners Mid Prairie, who had a final score of 20 and six top-10 finishers.

GC/G-R’s up-and-down day at Jesup Invitational

JESUP — It was a tale of different teams for Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck cross country at the Jesup Invitational Tuesday.

The girls’ team had a difficult day at the office with a 20th-place finish and a score of 478. GC/G-R’s top runner was Taylor Stahl, who ran in 33rd with a time of 21:37.3.

The boys’ squad finished in sixth place with a score of 162 and two top-30 finishes. Kenny Day was the leader for GC/G-R, running in sixth with a time of 17:18.6. Brennen Sager finished in 27th in 18:02.0.

Meskwaki at Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG — Zayton Weninger finished in 46th to lead three Meskwaki boys’ runners in the Williamsburg Invite. Weninger ran a time of 20:28.43. Billy Tibby finished in 60th and Davion Slick-Driscoll finished 63rd for the Warriors.

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