Hawk harriers run in state qualifying meet

Sophomore Carsten Wright (shown earlier this season) was the top finisher for Woodward-Granger at Friday's State Qualifying Meet in Panora. Photo courtesy Kathy Limoges.

PANORA — The cross country season came to end for the Woodward-Granger harriers at a Class 2A State Qualifying meet Friday. The event, originally scheduled for Thursday, was postponed one day due to inclement weather.

Fifth-ranked Davis County won the boys team title with 51 points, with 10th-rated Albia winning a tie-breaker to take second place from No. 9 Central Decatur after both had 114 points. All three advance to the state meet. W-G finished 12th of 13 teams with 345 points.

Davis County, ranked 14th, won the girls side with 64 points. Fifth-rated Panorama (70) and No. 4 Roland-Story (80) were 2-3 to also advance. W-G was 13th at 331.

Treynor junior Cole Dooley (ranked ninth) won the boys title in 17 minutes, two seconds. Davis County junior Carson Shively (rated fourth) and 13th-ranked senior Kenny Cronin were 2-3, in 17:06 and 17:16, respectively. The top three teams moved on to Fort Dodge, as did the first 15 finishers.

Sohomore Carsten Wright led W-G by placing 35th in 19:32, with senior Xavier Ibarra 63rd in 21:12 and freshman Sterling Parkinson 80th in 23:07. Freshman Dillon Limoges was 83rd in 23:57, with senior Riece Graham 84th in 24 minutes flat.

Also running for the Hawk boys were sophomore Healey Hill (86th, 24:27), and senior Kurt Crouse (88th, 25:27).

Treynor sophomore Clara Teigland won the girls race in 20:15. She is not ranked. Second across the line was 10th-ranked Clarinda sophomore Mayson Hartley (20:19), with No. 8 Ella Waddle, a Panorama senior, placing third overall in 20:41.

The first W-G girl to finish was freshman Libby Grell, who passed the line in 25:13. Junior Sydney (67th, 26:52), and Katie (69th, 27:16) Grell were 2-3 for the Hawks, with junior Makenzie Dresback (70th, 27:31), and junior Kaitlyn Smith (74th, 28:06) also scoring.

Sophomore Madisyn Mann (82nd, 30 minutes flat), and freshman Avery Smith (84th, 30:46) also made the circuit for the Hawks.


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