W-G harriers run at Roland-Story Thursday

The Woodward-Granger varsity is off and running at the Waukee Invitational last season. Photo submitted.

STORY CITY — Woodward-Granger had their entire roster in action for the second time in two days Thursday when the Hawks visited the Roland-Story Invite.

Norwalk (24), North Polk (77) and Bondurant-Farrar (84) claimed the top three girls varsity team spots, with W-G 10th of 15 at 284.

Emma Drake led W-G with a time of 22 minutes, 33 seconds, which placed 28th. Natalie Helbling was 48th in 24:36 and Katie Grell 57th in 25:07, with Kaitlyn Smith (68th, 25:58) and Makenzie Dresback (83rd, 27:07) also scoring. Sydney Grell (86th, 27:39) and Madisyn Mann (90th, 28:19) were also in action.

W-G had one girls junior varsity entrant, with Marissa Tress finishing in 29:14.

The top teams in the boys varsity race were Norwalk (55), Madrid (64) and North Polk (74), with W-G placing 10th of 16 at 309 points.

Dylan Steele (35th, 18:10) was the top Hawk finisher, with Alex Bice (19:18), Xavier Ibarra (19:19), Caleb Jones (19:32) and Carsten Wright (19:33) crossing 64-65-72-73 to account for the scoring. Jack Grell was 79th in 19:49 and Andrew Anderson 100th in 20:48 for W-G.

The Hawk boys JV had a full roster in action, with Nick Buch and Kurt Crouse 35-67 in 21:25 and 23:01, respectively. Elijah Bell was 70th in 23:18, Kainen Fuson 72nd in 23:26 and Tjaden Smeltzer 73rd in 23:31. Also running were Joel Harney (23:36) and Vlad Dodson (24:14), who crossed 74-79.

W-G had full teams running on both sides of the two-mile middle school races.

Libby Grell (15:04), Avery Smith (15:48), Ella Bearbower (16:36), Alexis Bogardus (17:32) and Lauren Rodgers (17:38) scored by placing 32-49-58-66-71, with Bronwyn Fridinger (87th, 23:53) also competing.

Aiden Topalovich (14:19), Casey Foster (14:33) and Dillon Limoges (15:05) were 59-65-71 for the Hawk grade 7-8 boys, with Sterling Parkinson (15:28) and Grant Polito (15:35) crossed 75-77 to also score. Tyler Anousis (81st, 15:52) and Shaefer Hanson (88th, 16:13) also made the circuit.



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