Senior Levi Geyer earned all-conference honors at the Southeast Iowa Super Conference cross country meet in Winfield Thursday night. Geyer placed fifth with a time of 17:18 on the 4.76k course. The top fifteen individual finishers in the meet are automatically all-conference selections. Sixteen schools participated in the meet. Iowa Mennonite placed twelfth among the fourteen full teams. Junior Jacob Boller was the team’s second runner placing forty-ninth in 19:32. Freshman Aaron Hershberger was the number three for the team placing seventy-first in a career best effort of 20:46. Gedeon Sangare also ran his best race of his career with a time of 21:19 for eighty-second place. Micah Miller had his season best effort taking eighty-sixth place in 21:36. Freshman John Hughes had his best race in his third outing for the maroon and white. He placed eighty-eighth in 21:43. Gibson Lowenberg was ninety-third in 23:03. Sophomore Colten Glosser of Pekin won the race in 16:52. Pekin also won the team title with Wapello taking second place. Jesse Slater came through with a career best effort in the junior varsity race finishing tenth in 20:59. Toby Chen and Johnny Diaz also ran career bests efforts in the race finishing in 22:55 and 24:00 respectively.
|Boys Individual results||Team Scores|
|Jacob Boller||49th||19:32||Winfield-Mt. Union||116|
|Aaron Hershberger||71st||20:46||Holy Trinity||149|
|Gedeon Sangare||82nd||21:19||West Burlington/Notre Dame||154|
|Micah Miller||86th||21:36||Danville-New London||164|
|John Hughes||88th||21:43||Van Buren||173|
|Junior Varsity||Central Lee||224|
|Jesse Slater||10th||20:59||Lone Tree||257|
|Johnny Diaz||31st||24:00||Louisa Muscatine||303|
Sophomore Sarena Gerber ran the fastest race of her cross country career Thursday in Winfield. Her time of 22:35 earned her twenty-ninth place in the field of seventy-five and was a huge improvement over her previous best race. Mackenzie Gutierrez was the team’s second finisher coming in 25:03 after the gun fired for fifty-second place. Rachel Geyer was five places and one minute back leading her teammates Kennedy Roth and Greta Schrag. The threesome placed fifty-seventh, fifty-eighth and fifty-ninth place in 26:02, 26:14 and 26:20 respectively. This was a huge improvement for Roth over all her previous races. Meredith Blossom also ran her fastest race of the season finishing in sixty-ninth place with a time of 28:53. Ainsley Shaw ran her fastest race of the season finishing in 30:09. Remi Duwa of Pekin won the race in 19:30 leading her team to a conference championship. Danville-New London was second in the team standings.
The Iowa Mennonite cross country teams compete next at a meet hosted by Mediapolis Thursday, October 12.
|Girls Individual results||Team Scores|
|Mackenzie Gutierrez||52nd||25:03||Danville/New London||64|
|Greta Schrag||59th||26:20||Winfield-Mt. Union||153|
|Meredith Blossom||69th||28:53||Lone Tree||165|
|Ainsley Shaw||74th||30:09||Van Buren||175|