Christians leads the way for GHV girls cross country team

The Garner-Hayfield-Ventura girls cross country team competed at the Belmond-Klemme meet held on Tuesday, Sept. 4. at the Belmond Country Club.  The Cardinals did well, placing fourth in the 10-team field with 127 points.  Eagle Grove won the meet with 51-points, while St. Edmonds was second with 56-points and West Fork followed with 89-points.

“I thought the girls ran good considering the conditions,” said Coach Jeff Short.  “I look forward to seeing the girls continue to improve throughout the season.”

Abby Christians led the way for the team with a third place finish in 22:25.  Allison Johnson was next to cross the line for the Cardinals.  She placed 27th with a time of 25:44.  Nicole Upmeyer and Sadie Oulman finished in 31st and 32nd place respectively with times of 26:25 and 26:30.  Kylie Anderson and Edith Carew weren’t far behind.  Anderson finished in 34th place with a time of 26:41, while Carew was 36th in 26:59.  Mara Anderson was 39th with a time of 27:07.

Lorna Whelan and Shelby Howke ran in the junior varsity race.  Whelan finished with a time of 28:50 and Howke finished in 31:34.

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