Results of State Qualifier Meet at Cedar Rapids Seminole Valley

Three young men represented Iowa Mennonite School at the 1A State Qualifier meet held at Seminole Valley Park Thursday.  Sophomore Levi Geyer led the way placing fiftieth with a time of 18:39.  This was his best performance of the year.  Freshman Jacob Boller also had his best performance of the year covering the five kilometer course in 21:07.  Geyer and Boller both ran very evenly paced races on the flat course to achieve these times.  Micah Miller also competed well placing one hundred fiftieth in 24:49.  Jim Wang was not able to compete due to illness.  “These young men worked hard this season at a sport many would not attempt.  The rewards of this hard work include improvement in their times, enjoyment of the process and the satisfaction of their accomplishments.”  Andrew Meyer of Bellevue won the race with a time of 16:09.  Iowa City Regina, Bellevue and Wapello all qualified for the state meet.     

     Boys Team Scores 
Boys Individual results   Iowa City Regina83
Levi Geyer50th18:39 Bellevue 106
Jacob Boller106th21:07 Wapello 144
Micah Miller150th24:49:00 Starmont 146
     Central Elkader151
     Calamus – Wheatland173
     Winfield – Mt. Union194
     Marquette Catholic208
     Highland  244
     Durant 284
     English Valleys330
     Holy Trinity381
     Maquoketa Valley389
     Clayton Ridge403
     Alburnett 435
     Prince of Peace435
     Easton Valley498

Mackenzie Gutierrez and Rachel Geyer competed in the first ever high school cross country race held at Seminole Valley Park.  Gutierrez ran her best race of the season running the entire 5000 meters in 24:17 to place sixty-fifth.  Rachel Geyer ran the course in 26:24 to place ninety-fourth.  Alyssa Williams of Durant lead from the gun to win the race in 18:26.  The Central Elkader, Starmont and Iowa City Regina teams all qualified to compete at the state meet October 31 in Fort Dodge.    

Girls Individual results   Girls Team Scores 
Mackenzie Gutierrez65th24:17 Central Elkader47
Rachel Geyer94th26:24 Starmont 83
     Iowa City Regina92
     Marquette Catholic123
     Bellevue 140
     Durant 153
     Clayton Ridge206
     Maquoketa Valley240
     Lone Tree291
     Midland 299
     Wapello 318
     Winfield – Mt. Union349