Perry cross country runners secure academic honors

Flanked by teams from Saydel and Kuemper Catholic, the Perry girls take off at the start of the 16th Leon Fox Invite Sept. 28.

Seven members of the Perry girls varsity soccer team and seven from the boys squad have earned Raccoon River Conference All-Academic recognition.

Requirements include a student being in grades 10-12, earning a letter and producing a grade point average of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale.

Earning the distinction for the Jayettes are Julissa Calderon, Angela Hernandez, Molly Lutmer, Hannah Peterson, Bailey Piper, Sophie Prombo and Star Love. Bluejays honored include Miguel Gonzalez, Aaron Lockwood, Jacob Prombo, Gabe Ridnour, Alex Thompson, Zachary Thompson and Ben Stika.

In addition, the Bluejays as a team received the IHSAA Academic Achievement award for a combined GPA of 3-3.24 while the IGHSAU has named the Jayette squad one of a select few to earn Distinguished Academic Achievement status for a combined GPA of 3.25-4.0.

Jayette senior Grace Stewart was named All-Conference for her 10th place finish at Monday’s RRC meet in Winterset. Stewart ran the 5K course in 21 minutes, 35.57 seconds.

Jeff Fox is the Bluejay head coach, with the Jayettes led by Shaylena Bell.


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