Ravens run at Big Hollow

Leah Bontrager celebrated her birthday Thursday by placing second at the Mediapolis cross country invitational.  Her time was 21:33.  Bontrager was second only to Riley Duncan of Twin Cedars who won the race in 19:57.   The meet was held at Big Hollow recreation area south of Mediapolis.  The course is the most unique one the Ravens see during the season.  It includes a combination of gravel roads and technical trails.  Sarena Gerber came in next for the Ravens placing fifteenth in 23:34.  Chloe Staley returned to the team’s third position placing thirty-seventh in 26:24.  Taryn Leichty and Julia Boller tackled the course together finishing in 27:07 and 27:15 for thirty-ninth and forty-first places respectively.  Ainsley Shaw bettered her time from last year finishing sixtieth in 40:32.  The Ravens placed fourth among the six complete teams.  Pekin won the team title.


Girls Individual Results  Team Scores 
Leah Bontrager2nd21:33 Pekin26
Sarena Gerber15th23:34 Danville/New London63
Chloe Staley37th26:24 Mediapolis94
Taryn Leichty39th27:07 Hillcrest Academy98
Julie Boller41st27:15 Central Lee121
Ainsley Shaw60th40:32 Wapello123

Colby Harris also celebrated his birthday Thursday by leading the Hillcrest Ravens to seventh place in the field of ten full teams at the Mediapolis XC invitational.  Harris ran a personal best effort of 20:42 on the 4.91K course to finish twenty-fourth.  Will Kolck came in next for the Ravens placing thirtieth in 20:59.  Owen Swartzendruber had a good effort placing forty-first in 21:41.  Collin Miller was next for the Ravens placing fifty-fourth in 23:02.  Miller ran the course over two and a half minutes faster than last year at this meet.  Jesse Slater rounded out the scoring placing seventieth in 25:16.  Colten Glosser and Brady Millikin of Pekin went 1-2 in 17:37 and 17:38.  Pekin won the team title with 24 points.

Boys Individual results   Team Scores 
Colby Harris24th20:42 Pekin24
Will Kolck30th20:59 Danville/New London45
Owen Swartzendruber41st21:41 Wapello87
Collin Miller54th23:02 West Burlington Notre Dame120
Jesse Slater70th25:16 Central Lee161
    Lone Tree167
    Hillcrest Academy183
    Holy Trinity287