CLINTON — Three area teams, four other girls and four local boys earned trips to the Iowa cross country state meets Thursday in state-qualifying meets.

For others, though, the season end in painful fashion, either physically or emotionally.

Northeast’s boys team was edged out of a top-three finish in the Class 2A state-qualifier in Iowa City. East Marshall nipped the Rebels 96-98 for the third and final advancement spot.

On the plus side, though, Andrew Hilgendorf and Wyatt Schmidt of Northeast finished fourth and fifth individually to qualify for Saturday’s state meet in Fort Dodge. Hilgendorf, a sophomore, was timed in 18:09.91. Schmidt, a senior, finished in 18:11.64.

Camanche sophomore Dodson Melchiori earned a trip to state with a ninth-place finish in 18:35.28, but teammate Austen Clark wasn’t so fortunate. Clark placed 16th in 19:06.09, missing the chance to finish in the top 15 and qualify for state by 6 seconds. Northeast’s Joe Hasken also was close, taking 18th in 19:17.18.

The pain was both physical and emotional for Central DeWitt’s Will DeHaan. DeHaan, who placed 70th in last year’s Class 3A state meet, tried to compete after a leg injury prevented him from running in last week’s WaMaC Conference Meet, but he managed just a 78th-place finish in the West Delaware state-qualifier at Hart Ridge Golf Course in Manchester.

Prince of Peace freshman Sophie Griffin also was close to advancing in the Class 1A state-qualifier in Solon. She placed 18th in 22:16. Only the top 15 qualified. Two other Irish freshmen, Madison Anglese (30th, 22:51) and Ava Ruden (49th, 23:58) also finished in the top 50.

CLASS 4A

Kings, Queens each take 8th

BETTENDORF — Clinton earned eighth-place finishes in both boys and girls competition Thursday at the Class 4A state-qualifier hosted by Pleasant Valley at Crow Creek Park.

“Our district was highly competitive, and team battles showed it,” Clinton Coach Kellen Schneeberger said. “On the guys side, we had number four (Pleasant Valley) and number five Hempstead, with Senior in the conversation as a top-15 team. The girls side hosted number four Senior, number five Hempstead, and number nine PV. While we aren’t able to compete with those teams yet, we ran much more focused and competitive than the previous race.”

Junior Lauren Buer had the best finish for Clinton, taking 33rd for the River Queens in 23:48. Senior Keegan Cassidy was the Queens’ next runner across the finish line, placing 44th in 25:07. Alexis Witherspoon (48th, 25:33), Marlen Dondiego (49th, 25:33) and Olivia Calvin (50th, 25:36) also scored for Clinton.

“On the girls side, Lauren continued to be our leader this season,” Schneeberger said. “She fought through some adversity and still managed to run competitive times, running faster than she did previously on many courses. We spoke after the race and she is already setting her sights on the future.”

Led by Mia Rampton, who won the 5,000-meter race in 19 minutes, 30 seconds, Dubuque Senior won the girls team title with 31 points. Dubuque Hempstead (48) and Pleasant Valley (65) claimed the other two berths for the state meet.

Pleasant Valley’s Konnor Sommer (16:11) and Anthony Pena (16:15) finished 1-2 in the boys race to lead the Spartans to the team title with 28 points. Hempstead (54) and Senior (66) also advanced.

Noah Smith led a tight bunch of River Kings across the finish line. All seven Kings finished between 40th and 53rd. Smith finished in 19:06, followed by Kyle Guilliams (41st, 19:21), Sean Hammond (45th, 19:33), Oscar Ramirez (47th, 20:03), Parker Sirna (48th, 20:05), Andrew Sattler (50th, 20:12) and Kyle Gassman (53rd, 21:06).

“Noah has consistently been our race-day leader, and Kyle Guilliams has really taken a big step forward this season,” Schneeberger said. “Sean Hammond came on at the end of the year. All three of those boys, in addition to Parker Sirna and Kyle Gassman, return next season so we’re really looking to foster competition and see growth with that entire team. It will be fun to see who steps into those two vacant varsity spots.”

CLASS 3A

Two Sabers head to state

MANCHESTER — Senior Julia Campbell and sophomore Carly Small will represent Central DeWitt at the Class 3A state tournament after each placed in the top 15 in Class 3A girls competition at West Delaware.

Campbell captured fourth place in 19:56, and Small was 12th in 20:31. A third Saber, sophomore Kyleen Irwin, also finished in the top 25. She placed 24th in 21:24.

Central DeWitt placed fifth as a team with 126 points. Maquoketa claimed 12th place with 362, led by senior Brooklyn Waller’s 51st-place finish in 22:58.

With Will DeHaan ailing, senior Jacob Townsley led the Central DeWitt boys with a 43rd-place finish in 18:23. Teammates Ty Fischer (18:28), Tanner Naeve (18:32) and junior Carter Myers (18:37), placed 48th, 49th and 50th. The Sabers were ninth in the team standings with 248 points. Maquoketa was 12th with 339, led by junior Tyler Meyers, who placed 37th in 18:13.

Marion’s Jeremy Fopma won the boys title in 15:38, while Katie Nimrod of Decorah led the girls in 19:16.

CLASS 2A

Hasken earns trip to state

IOWA CITY — Senior Carly Hasken of Northeast qualified for next week’s state meet with a ninth-place finish in the Class 3A girls qualifier at the Iowa City Kickers Soccer Complex.

Hasken finished in 21:54. Paige Holub of Monticello won the 5,000-meter race in 21:54.76. Monticello also won the team title with 26 points, claiming four of the top five spots.

Camanche placed seventh in the team competition with 177 points. Markee Low took 20th place (22:47.02) and Alexandra Nielsen was 21st (22:59.76) to lead the Indians.

The Camanche boys wound up in sixth place with 133 points. Ben Ellis and Caleb Shumaker of Tipton finished 1-2 in 17:51.38 and 18:01.02, respectively, to lead the Tigers to the team title.

CLASS 1A

Comets win boys title

SOLON — Bellevue dominated the top 10 and won the Class 1A boys title at the Solon Sports Complex.

Freshman Brady Griebel led a 1-2-3 finish for the Comets, and all five Bellevue scorers finished in the top 10. The Comets easily won the team title, scoring 23 points. Starmont of Arlington was second with 105 points, but Calamus-Wheatland claimed the third and final spot for next Saturday’s state meet by scoring 132.

Griebel’s time was 16:45, with senior Caleb Kress (16:53) and junior Alex Reed (16:55) following him across the finish line seconds later. Kyle Guenther added a seventh-place finish in 17:12, and Jack Sieverding was 10th in 17:23. Guenther and Sieverding are juniors.

Prince of Peace junior Payton Schnier was the lone individual qualifier, taking 12th in 17:30. Any top-15 finishers not on one of the top three teams qualified individually for the state meet.

Junior Hunter Rickels led Calamus-Wheatland with a sixth-place finish in 17:10. Chandler Gannon (17:55), Hunter Kastantin (17:59), Raymond Venditti (18:41) and Chase Knoche (19:28) also scored for the Warriors. All of them are underclassmen.

Easton Valley placed 10th in the team race with 294 points, Marquette Catholic was 11th with 329 and Prince of Peace placed 15th with 359.

William Draus was 26th for Marquette (18:19), teammate Jebadiah Schwager was 33rd (18:39), Prince of Peace junior Johann Hudson was 38th (18:48), senior Jacob Zeimet of Easton Valley took 40th (18:56) and the River Hawks’ Payton Olson placed 45th (19:13).

Marquette Catholic earned the third and final qualifying spot in the girls meet with 84 points. Central Community won with 69, and Lansing Kee was second with 78. Emily and Janelle Staal of Springville/Central City finished 1-2 in 18:43 and 20:07, respectively.

Halle Kilburg led Marquette with a ninth-place finish in 21:09, while teammate Annika Frank was 11th in 21:22. Ashley Koos (17th, 22:14), Macey Kremer (21st, 22:25) and Miranda Peters (36th, 23:09) also scored for the Mohawks.

Bellevue’s Kailey Miller advanced individually with a fourth-place finish in 20:37.

All races 5,000 meters

Top three teams and top 15 individuals qualify for state meet

CLASS 4A

Crow Creek Park, Bettendorf

Boys team standings

1. Pleasant Valley 28; 2. Dubuque Hempstead 54; 3. Dubuque Senior 66; 4. Bettendorf 132; 5. Davenport West 137; 6. Davenport North 163; 7. Davenport Central 200; 8. Clinton 214.

Individual leaders

1. Konnor Sommer (PV) 16:11; 2. Anthony Pena (PV) 16:15; 3. Addy Kalb (Hemp) 16:19; 4. Gavin Smith (PV) 16:26; 5. Ben Hermiston (Hemp) 16:30; 6. Jalen Hildebrand (Sen) 16:32; 7. Andrew Wright (West) 16:52; 8. Parker Huhn (PV) 16:58; 9. Zach Schocker (North) 17:00; 10. Will Whalen (Sen) 17:00; 11. David Holesinger (Hemp) 17:07; 12. Drew Thompson (Cent) 17:10; 13. Ian Kaffenberger (PV) 17:12; 14. Isaiah Schaetzel (Sen) 17:19; 15. Evan Willey (Sen) 17:24.

CLINTON — 40. Noah Smith 19:06; 41. Kyle Guilliams 16:21; 45. Sean Hammond 19:33; 47. Oscar Ramirez 20:03; 48. Parker Sirna 20:05; 50. Andrew Sattler 20:12; 53. Kyle Gassman 21:06.

Girls team standings

1. Dubuque Senior 31; 2. Dubuque Hempstead 48; 3. Pleasant Valley 65; 4. Bettendorf 79; 5. Davenport Central 171; 6. Davenport West 183; 7. Burlington 207; 8. Clinton 220.

Individual leaders

1. Mia Rampton (Sen) 19:30; 2. Trinity Borland (Bett) 20:04; 3. Hannah Brown (Hemp) 20:16; 4. Shaelyn Hostager (Hemp) 20:17; 5. Ashley Donovan (Sen) 20:22; 7. Izzy Gorton (Sen) 20:28; 8. Maddy Minard (PV) 20:31; 9. Mallory Lafever (PV) 20:35; 10. Heather Hostager (Hemp) 20:36; 11. Abby Riley (PV) 20:28; 12. Lily Schmidt (Sen) 20:44; 13. Casey Nichols (Hemp) 20:47; 14. Madison Temple (Bett) 20:59; 15. Olivia Kruse (Sen) 21:02.

CLINTON — 33. Lauren Buer 23:48; 44. Keegan Cassidy 25:07; 48. Alexis Witherspoon 25:33; 49. Marlen Dondiego 25:36; 50. Olivia Calvin 25:36; 51. Paige Suessmith 25:37; 53. Kaylie DeSwart 26:02.

CLASS 3A

Hart Ridge Golf Course, Manchester

Boys team standings

1. Decorah 42; 2. Marion 69; 3. Cedar Rapids Xavier 88; 4. Waverly-Shell Rock 96; 5. Charles City 100; 6. Vinton-Shellsburg 139; 7. Anamosa 203; 8. West Delaware 220; 9. Central DeWitt 248; 10. Iowa Falls-Alden/AGWSR 252; 11. Independence 326; 12. Maquoketa 339.

Individual leaders

1. Jeremy Fopma (Mar) 15:38; 2. Andrew Kephart (Dec) 16:13; 3. Gus Hayes (Dec) 16:28; 4. Sam Kepford (WSR) 16:37; 5. Harrison Vanderlinden (Mar) 16:44; 6. Jonathan Lansing (CRX) 16:51; 7. Gavin Connell (CC) 16:57; 8. Mason Deeter (CC) 16:57; 9. Nick Litterer (CC) 16:57; 10. John Pape (CRX) 16:59; 11. Jarod Phillips (Dec) 17:00; 12. Jackson Varney (Dec) 17:09; 13. Cole Tharp (VS) 17:13; 14. Rye Hawley-Bourcier (Dec) 17:16; 15. Gaven Hiler (Mar) 17:18.

CENTRAL DEWITT — 43. Jacob Townsley 18:23; 48. Ty Fischer 18:28; 49. Tanner Naeve 18:32; 50. Carter Myers 18:37; 58. Brett Baxter 18:58; 63. Reece Eggers 19:26; 78. Will DeHaan 21:42.

MAQUOKETA — 37. Tyler Meyers 18:13; 68. Dalen Acton 19:46; 75. Xavier Pestana 20:01; 79. Brady Caven 22:09; 80. Gabe Gardner 22:10; 81. Noah Ruchotzke 22:18; 82. Mason Springer 22:42.

Girls team standings

1. Decorah 47; 2. Anamosa 68; 3. Charles City 97; 4. Marion 110; 5. Central DeWitt 126; 6. Cedar Rapids Xavier 152; 7. Waverly-Shell Rock 168; 8. Iowa Falls-Alden/AGWSR 177; 9. Vinton-Shellsburg 277; 10. Independence 293; 11. West Delaware 304; 12. Maquoketa 362.

Individual leaders

1. Katie Nimrod (Dec) 19:16; 2. Kiki Connell (CC) 19:31; 3. Aubrie Fisher (IFA) 19:39; 4. Julia Campbell (CD) 19:56; 5. Claire Duncan (Ana) 19:58; 6. Emma Duncan (Ana) 19:58; 7. Shayla Betts (Dec) 19:59; 8. Hallie Kephart (Mar) 20:00; 9. Ellie Meyer (IFA) 20:15; 10. Emma Hoins (WSR) 20:21; 11. Jenna Galligan (Dec) 20:28; 12. Carly Small (CD) 20:31; 13. Meg Sessions (Dec) 20:33; 14. MacKenzy Bilharz (CC) 20:35; 15. Sarah Mikkelson (Dec) 20:36.

CENTRAL DEWITT — 4. Campbell 19:56; 12. Small 20:31; 24. Kyleen Irwin 21:24; 38. Alina Manvelova 22:08; 48. Hannah Payne 22:48; 52. Maddie Peterson 22:58; 61. Brynn Vanhorn 24:04.

MAQUOKETA — 51. Brooklyn Waller 22:55; 74. Hannah Ambrosey 26:29; 78. Rahcel Vorbeck 28:36; 79. Chloe Fields 32:32; 80. Jenna Yeager 33:19.

CLASS 2A

Iowa City

Boys team standings

1. Tipton 37; 2. Monticello 87; 3. LeGrand East Marshall 96; 4. Northeast 98; 5. Wapello 133; 6. Camanche 133; 7. Iowa City Regina 137; 8. Mediapolis 240; 9. Danville 265; 10. Central Lee 283; 11. Dyersville Beckman 322; 12. North Cedar 337; 13. Louisa-Muscatine 341. Incomplete team: West Liberty.

Individual leaders

1. Ben Ellis (Tip) 17:51.38; 2. Caleb Shumaker (Tip) 18:01.02; 3. Nathan Meyer (ICR) 18:04.51; 4. Andrew Hilgendorf (NE) 18:09.91; 5. Wyatt Schmidt (NE) 18:11.64; 6. Trent Pelzer (Tip) 18:15.35; 7. Aiden Housman (Wap) 18:20.23; 8. Cam Hungerford (EM) 18:24.88; 9. Dodson Melchiori (Cam) 18:35.28; 10. Cade Curphy (EM) 18:40.78; 11. Noah Jedlicka (Tip) 18:46.97; 12. Cole Cruise (Mont) 18:51.99; 13. Aaron Loes (Mont) 18:53.15; 14. Anthony Knepper (ICR) 18:58.63; 15. Gauge Johnson (Med) 18:59.09.

NORTHEAST — 4. Hilgendorf 18:09.91; 5. Schmidt 18:11.64; 18. Joe Hasken 19:17.18; 31. Remmington Overstake 19:48.08; 40. Riley Anderson 20:08.51; 62, Nathan Ketelsen 21:32.32; 68. Zebediah Cox 21:55.06.

CAMANCHE — 9. Melchiori 18:35.28; 16. Austen Clark 19:06.09; 30. Dylan Darsidan 19:46.50; 36. Blake Leu 19:59.16; 42. Jimmy Sbertoli 20:15.42; 59. Zack Edens 21:14.65; 65. Brandon Ernst 21:39.26.

Girls team standings

1. Monticello 26; 2. Iowa City Regina 79; 3. Danville 107; 4. North Cedar 109; 5. Tipton 136; 6. LeGrand East Marshall 164; 7. Camanche 177; 8. Mediapolis 190; 9. Central Lee 251; 10. Dyersville Beckman 270; 11. Northeast 281; 12. Wapello 299. Incomplete teams: Louisa-Muscatine, West Liberty.

Individual leaders

1. Paige Holub (Mont) 20:47.90; 2. Taylor McDonald (Mont) 21:22.46; 3. Lexi Brown (Dan) 21:25.06; 4. Gabrielle Steiner (Mont) 21:26.21; 5. Jordyn Patterson (Mont) 21:41.48; 6. Addy Parrott (Dan) 21:42.67; 7. Allison Renfro (Med) 21:48.39; 8. Jimena Fierro (WLib) 21:51.69; 9. Carly Hasken (NE) 21:54.76; 10. Alyssa Pfadenhauer (Dan) 22:08.50; 11. Carly Montz (NC) 22:10.94; 12. Kennedy Scott (ICR) 22:18.04; 13. Molly Vittetoe (ICR) 22:22.42; 14. Rachel Bierman (Tip) 22:24.85; 15. Emily Schlarmann (Mont) 22:27.01.

CAMANCHE — 20. Markee Low 22:47.02; 21. Alexandria Nielsen 22:59.76; 38. Maddy Sloan 24:27.89; 49. Emily McElroy 25:34.67; 56. Ann Kinkaid 26:43.33; 65. Selena Tello 27:17.43; 67. Dasana Moore 27:25.19.

NORTHEAST — 9. Hasken 21:54.76; 60. Makenna Franks 26:58.68; 74. Sarah Heidenreich 28:29.69; 75. Katie Matthew 28:30.15; 79. Micayla Martin 29:31.73; 85. Bryce Guilliams 35:22.88.

CLASS 1A

Sports Complex, Solon

Boys team standings

1. Bellevue 23; 2. Arlington Starmont 105; 3. Calamus-Wheatland 132; 4. Delhi Maquoketa Valley 157; 5. Durant 181; 6. Springville/Central City 195; 7. Wilton 232; 8. North Linn 256; 9. Winfield-Mount Union 271; 10. Easton Valley 294; 11. Marquette Catholic 329; 12. Kalona Iowa Mennonite School 334; 13. Columbus 336; 14. Alburnett 340; 15. Prince of Peace 359; 16. Elkader Central 414; 17. Lone Tree 443; 18. Postville 484; 19. Guttenberg Clayton Ridge 509; 20. Edgewood-Colesburg 521; 21. Riverside Highland 524; 22. Winthrop East Buchanan 551; 23. Cedar Rapids Isaac Newton Christian Academy 696. Incomplete teams: Lansing Kee, Midland, Monona MFL MarMac.

Individual leaders

1. Brady Griebel (Bell) 16:45; 2. Caleb Kress (Bell) 16:53; 3. Alex Reed (Bell) 16:55; 4. Buddy Darting (Wilt) 17:05; 5. Jacob Wessel (Ed-Co) 17:07; 6. Hunter Rickels (CW) 17:10; 7. Kyle Guenther (Bell) 17:12; 8. Levi Geyer (IMS) 17:17; 9. Caleb Christiansen (SCC) 17:18; 10. Jack Sieverding (Bell) 17:23; 11. Seth Boss (NL) 17:27; 12. Payton Schnier (PoP) 17:30; 13. Caleb Wittman (Star) 17:32; 14. Mitchell Hayes (Star) 17:34; 15. Easton Botkins (Dura) 17:36.

BELLEVUE — 1. Griebel 16:45; 2. Kress 16:53; 3. Reed 16:55; 7. Guenther 17:12; 10. Sieverding 17:23; 23. Griffin Benson 18:01; 57. Collin Olson 19:41.

CALAMUS-WHEATLAND — 6. Rickels 17:10; 19. Chandler Gannon 17:55; 21. Hunter Kastantin 17:59; 34. Raymond Venditti 18:41; 52. Chase Knoche 19:28; 71, Max Hansen 20:12; 80. Nathan Traver 20:23.

EASTON VALLEY — 40. Jacob Zeimet 18:56; 45. Payton Olson 19:13; 62. Michael Parker 20:00; 64. Buddy Junge 20:04; 84. Hunter Horst 20:27; 106. Avery Rowold 21:12; 152. Evan Christof 24:38.

MARQUETTE CATHOLIC — 26. William Draus 18:19; 33. Jebadiah Schwager 18:39; 77. Caleb Schroeder 20:19; 86. Jake Anderson 20:31; 113. Nicholas Hager 21:26; 128. Parker Mueller 22:09; 134. Julian Nan 22:20.

PRINCE OF PEACE — 12. Schnier 17:30; 38. Johann Hudson 18:48; 97. Kyle Sager 20:48; 102. Joshua Frana 20:58; 119. Gage Ruden 21:42; 131. Steven Hudson 22:12.

Girls team standings

1. Elkader Central 69; 2. Lansing Kee 78; 3. Marquette Catholic 84; 4. Springville/Central City 99; 5. North Linn 117; 6. Durant 187; 7. Arlington Starmont 206; 8. Riverside Highland 214; 9. Wilton 228; 10. Winfield-Mount Union 234; 11. Alburnett 256; 12. Lone Tree 296; 13. Edgewood-Colesburg 312; 14. Kalona Iowa Mennonite School 356; 15. Monona MFL MarMac 368. Incomplete teams: Bellevue, Calamus-Wheatland, Columbus, Easton Valley, Guttenberg Clayton Ridge, Postville, Prince of Peace, Winthrop East Buchanan.

Individual leaders

1. Emily Staal (SCC) 18:43; 2. Janelle Staal (SCC) 20:07; 3. Ciera Dietchler (EC) 20:20. 4. Kailey Miller (Bell) 20:37; 5. Katie Brennan (Kee) 20:55; 6. Hannah Bridgewater (NL) 20:57; 7. Jasmine Mueller (EC) 21:06; 8. Pearl Krieger-Coble (WMU) 21:08; 9. Halle Kilburg (Marq) 21:09; 10. Desi Weber (EC) 21:19; 11. Annika Frank (Marq) 21:22; 12. Rachel Walleser (Kee) 21:25; 13. Taylor Sublette (High) 21:41; 14. Bianca Malone (Star) 21:41; 15. Ellie Berry (Dur) 21:45.

MARQUETTE — 9. Kilburg 21:09; 11. Frank 21:22; 17. Ashley Koos 22:14; 21. Macey Kremer 22:25; 36. Miranda Peters 23:09; 41. Amanda Koos 23:38; 71. Gwyneth Davis 25:35.

BELLEVUE — 4. Miller 20:37; 58. Autumn Geiger 24:43; 87. Emma Daniel 26:31.

CALAMUS-WHEATLAND — 61. Paige Heileman 24:50.

EASTON VALLEY — 62. Shania Woodhurst 24:54; 106. Anna Szizov 28:48.

PRINCE OF PEACE — 18. Sophie Griffin 22:16; 30. Madison Anglese 22:51; 49. Ava Ruden 23:58.

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