Hawk harriers navigate course at Tiger Invite

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Trevor Faultonson (251) and Alex Bice (256) were the first two finishers for the Woodward-Granger boys cross country team in Thursday's Madrid Invitational. Photo submitted.

MADRID — The Woodward-Granger cross country teams ran in their second meet of the sesaon Thursday with a visit to the Tiger Invitational in Madrid.

A very strong Class 1A AC/GC team claimed the girls race with 28 points, with Madrid second at 48. Ogden (71) was third, W-G (107) fourth and Colo-Nesco (116) fifth.

Ogden nipped Madrid, 54-56, for the top boys spot, with Woodward Academy edging AC/GC, 64-66, for third place. Des Moines Christian (116), W-G (167) and C-N (219) completed the field.

AC/GC’s Kate Crawford and Emma Swanson were 1-2, in 20 minutes, 26 seconds and 20:40, as the top girls finishers, with Ogden’s Hannah Booth third in 21:34.

W-G’s Kaitlyn Peters leads a long line of harriers along the trail at the Madrid Invitational Thursday. Photo submitted.

Posey Robinson led Woodward-Granger by crossing 15th in 25:28. Natalie Helbling was 20th in 26:26 and Kaitlyn Peters 21st in 26:40, with Chloe David (23rd, 27:08) and Millie Frost (28th, 29:17) also scoring.

Others running for W-G were Emily Lingner (29:51), AnnaMae Hansen (29:59) and Hannah Lingner (37:21).

Madrid’s Sean McDermott (17:14), AC/GC’s Noah Nelson (17:25) and DMC’s Tyler Ketchum (18:05) were the top three individual finishers in the boys race.

Trevor Faultonson (29th, 20:40) and Alex Bice (30th, 20:45) were the first two Hawks to finish, with Kaya Bowlsby (34th, 20:58), Caleb Jones (35th, 20:58) and Keith Braunschweig (39th, 21:47) also scoring. Hunter Pierce (22:26) and Chandler Cavanaugh (23:29) also ran for the varsity.

The Hawks had six runners in the JV race, with Dylan Steele (24:19) the top finisher for W-G. Nick Busch (25:25), Sam Peterson (26:10), Cole Theisen (26:40), Kurt Krouse (26:15) and Logan Roll (27:08) also on the course.

A two-mile junior high race was also held, with the top four (as opposed to five) finishers from each team scoring.

The W-G girls finished 1-2-3-5 to score a winning 11 points, with C-N second at 30 and Ogden third at 42.

Makayla Hanna (14:38), Sydney Grell (15:04), Katie Grell (15:25) and Mackenzie Dresback (15:57) seized the top spots for the Hawks, with Kaitlyn Smith (17:36) also running for W-G.

Ogden’s 18 points won the boys junior high contest, with W-G second at 28 and Madrid third at 40.

Alex Fessler (2nd, 13:48) and Joel Harney (7th, 15:17) were the top two W-G placers, with Carsten Wright (9th, 16:35) and Lucas Hanson (10th, 16:41) also scoring.

Parker Griffen (17:12), Ryan Fitch (17:13) and Nick Bermel (17:15) ran the circuit for the Hawks as well.

Woodward-Granger will not return to action until visiting the Ballard Invite in Huxley Sept. 11 and the Panorama Invite Sept. 14.

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