KMAland XC (8/25): Auburn sweeps, MSTM girls, Palmyra boys among winners | Sports

(KMAland) – Championships for Auburn Girls and Boys, Heelan and MSTM Girls, SC North and Palmyra Boys and Crotty, Houghton, Jordan, Nash and Patton at KMAland XC on Thursday.

auburn invite

The Auburn Girls and Boys swept their home game Thursday. The Bulldogs had 20 points for the girls while the boys scored 22. The Nebraska City girls took third place with 43 and Falls City finished third in the boys’ standings with 40.

Freshman Liston Crotty won the women’s individual championship in 21:20.36 to pass Mira Fosmer of Louisville, who ran in 21:41.20. Auburn’s Kristen Billings notched a fourth-place finish in 22:11.26.

Nebraska City’s Evie Madison was seventh in 23:07.95, Auburn’s Aleah Thomas was eighth in 23:08.13 and Auburn’s Lilyan Becker was 10th in 24:05.55. The rest of the top 15 included Sydney Binder of Auburn (11th), Madison VanLangingham of Johnson County Central (12th), Giula Bosisio of Falls City (13th) and Alexis Meyer of Nebraska City (14th) and Malayna Madsen (15th).

Mason Houghton of Nebraska City won the boys race with a time of 16:38.24. Teammate Alex Rico was fifth in 18:09.27 and Auburn’s Tristan Perry was seventh in 18:36.77. Auburn’s Cuyler Aue was eighth in 18:49.47, Falls City’s Ryker McCullough was ninth in 18:53.32 and Nebraska City’s JR Rico was 10th in 19:18.57.

Other top 15s: Jager Barnes of Louisville (11th), Hayden Huskey of Johnson County Central (12th), Chase Savage (13th), and Waylan Haworth (14th) of Louisville.

See full results linked here.

Heelan Invitation

The Bishop Heelan Catholic Girls and the Sioux City North Boys both picked up tag team wins Thursday in Heelan.

The Heelan girls scored 27 points while Sioux City North had 77 in third, Sioux City East had 91 in fourth and Sergeant Bluff-Luton rounded out the girls’ top five with 127.

North’s Elizabeth Jordan was the champion in 20:22.08 while Heelan ran 3rd-6th with Brooklyn Stanley (21:20.36), Scarlett Walsh (21:46.62), Maddie Demke (21:51 ,20) and Delaney Saulsbury (21:54.10). Heelan’s Grace Roaring was also ninth in 22:13.58.

Khloee Wetzel of Sioux City East, Ashleigh Jochum of Heelan, Emma Scott of Sioux City East and Ellie Ritz of Heelan finished 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th respectively.

The boys from the North dominated with 27 points to finish ahead of Sergent Bluff-Luton (53 points). Sioux City East had 126 in fourth and Heelan 136 in fifth.

North had the top two finishers with Gabe Nash and Natnael Kifle running a 16:54.79 and 16:54.95 respectively. Teammate Raul Gomez was fourth in 18:00.14 while Sergeant Bluff-Luton was sixth and seventh with Evan Janzen (18:20.96) and Michael Wieseler (18:43.58). North’s Steven Kling (18:49.08), East’s Omar Hernandez (18:52.74) and Sergeant BLuff-Luton’s Braulio Gomez (18:54.36) finished eighth, ninth and 10th respectively.

Other top 15 from a KMAland conference:

11. Eli Otten, Catholic Bishop Heelan (18:57.81)

12. Gebrewahid Mekonnen, Sioux City North (19:04.44)

13. David Gehling, Sergeant Bluff-Luton (19:05.79)

14. Kiefer Schultz, Sioux City North (19:18.13)

15. Maciah Schultz, Sioux City East (19:24.58)

Check out the full results linked here.

Invitation Spencer

The LeMars Girls and Boys finished in third place at Spencer. The girls had 82 points while the boys finished with 96.

In girls, Becca Hulinsky finished ninth with a time of 22:07.84 while Sienna Kass finished 11th with a time of 22:29.93.

On the boys’ side, Trace Obbink led the Bulldogs with a second-place finish in 17:07.50. Check out the full match results below.

Collins-Maxwell Invitational

The Martensdale-St. Marys’ daughters won the Tag Team Championship at Collins-Maxwell. The Blue Devils scored 24 points to win the team title while Ankeny Christian finished fifth with 112.

Twin Cedars’ Rylee Dunkin was the region’s top finisher with a second-place finish in 22:06.1. Martensdale-St. Marys had the next four runners in Ellie Baker (22:57.3), Carson Oberender (23:30.1), Maclaine German (23:57.4) and Autumn Elbert (23:58.1).

Cheyanne Bruns of Twin Cedars finished seventh with a time of 24:08.1 while Martensdale-St. Maryann Hart of Marys finished 12th in 25:45.9.

For boys, Martensdale-St. Marys finished third with a score of 76 while Ankeny Christian was fourth with 88.

Ankeny Christian’s Daniel Schoening finished second in the race with a time of 19:18.6. His teammate Alex Davis took fourth in 19:36.1 and Martensdale-St. Marys’ Aiden Moore and Elijah Wheeldon finished seventh and eighth, respectively, with times of 20:11.0 and 20:13.4. Landon Nehring of Ankeny Christian took 14th place in 21:00.2.

See the full match results linked here.

Invitation to crying water

Conestoga’s Dani Ahrens finished second while Syracuse’s Rilynn Whitney took third at the Weeping Water Invitational. Ahrens ran a 24:43.32 and Whitney clocked a 25:12.71. Conestoga’s Elliott Zimmerman (25:38.71) and Syracuse’s Addison Goebel (26:01.32) round out the top five.

Elmwood-Murdock’s Brianna Ross (28:09.21), Conestoga’s Rachel Uhe (29:11.27) and Weeping Water’s Dakota Reiman (30:13.03) and Samantha Hammons (31:41.85) rounded out the top nine. Weeping Water’s Faitlynn Markham finished 12th in the race.

On the boys’ side, Austin Patton of Weeping Water was the champion in 18:30.18. Conestoga’s Kaden Simmerman was second in 18:58.77, and Syracuse ran third through sixth with Dayton Graves (19:29.21), Elliot Harden (19:29.93), Bryan Morquecho (19:54, 30) and Isaac Hestermann (20:01.27).

Conestoga’s James Kansteiner ran a 20:11.48 in seventh, Elmwood-Murdock’s Trevin McKenzie took eighth in 20:14.44, Weeping Water’s Matthew Cover was ninth in 20:14.60 and Xavier Apel of Syracuse ran a 20:36.03 in 10th.

The rest of the top 15 zone finishers:

11. Colton Besheinen, Conestoga (21:18.70)

12. Creighton Orchard, Syracuse (21:19.80)

13. Caelen Wipf, Weeping Water (21:30.48)

14. Ethan Avidano, Conestoga (21:44.65)

15. Colton Stephenson, Conestoga (21:59.34)

See full results linked here.

East Butler Invitation

The Palmyra Boys won a Tag Team Championship while the Girls took second place at the East Butler Invitational on Thursday.

The boys had 14 points to win the competition, led by a 1-2-3 from Drew Moyer (20:09), Gannon Hubbard (20:45) and Chandler Berry (20:57). Owen Raemakers was eighth in 21:43 for the Panthers, and Noah Lang was 10th in 22:36.

On the girls’ side, Palmyra scored 28 points and was topped by a championship run from Hailey Hentgen in 23:05. Bettie Jo Chambers was sixth in 25:41, Emily Frey was ninth in 26:08 and Kinsley Hvranek was 12th in 26:35.

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