Season is off and running for Clear Lake and G-H/V/WH teams

DiMarco takes top spot in boy’s race


Cross County is often considered an individual sport.  But Clear Lake and Garner-Hayfield/Ventura/West Hancock runners demonstrated the team-concept behind the sport and succeeded both individually and as teams at the Newman Catholic Invitational held Tuesday, Aug. 28, on the west campus of Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa.

Antonio DiMarco won the boys varsity competition in a time of 17:05.  G-H/V/WH’s Joel Toppin was third in 17:15  

Clear Lake’s Jake Iverson was fifth in 17:22.  Rounding out the scoring for the Lions was Alex Blum, 21st in 18:44; Alex Enabnit, 25th in 18:56; and Ryan Faught, 26th in 19:00.  Also competing was MJ Mixdorf, 68th in 21:25, and Jake Harle, 81st in 22:36.

“The high number of miles that the kids put in over the summer paid off in this meet.  It was a true team effort,” said Coach Nick DiMarco.  He was pleased to see groups of his runners stick together and systematically overtake runners from other teams.

Chase Smith of G-H/V/WH finished in 10th place with a time of 17:51.

The Lions edged out second place Garner-Hayfield/Ventura/West Hancock 78 to 80.  North Iowa was third in the team standing with 121, followed by Osage with 125 and Mason City with 138.

The Garner-Hayfield/Ventura/West Hancock girls took top honors at the meet, finishing with 57 points.The Clear Lake girls were fifth overall in the varsity race.  

For Clear Lake, Trudy Peterson and Sierra Greiman were seventh and eighth respectively in 17:23 and 17:29.  Katie Ouverson was next, finishing 36th in 19:17.  Amie Adams was 46th in 19:49 and - Read More Via e-Edition

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