W-MU, WACO run at SEISC meet
WINFIELD — The Winfield-Mt. Union boys’ cross-country team placed eighth of 13 teams at the Southeast Iowa Super Conference cross-country meet on their home course on Thursday.
WACO runners didn’t get team scores, but the Warriors were led by Jennie Greene and Dillon Douglas.
The Wolves were led by Johnathan Quinn’s 16th-place finish. Quinn completed the course at Twin Lakes Golf Club in 16:55.
He was followed by Kollin Lintz, who was 21st in 17:15.
Gavin Bencze crossed the line in 17:27, good enough for 25th place.
Also scoring for W-MU were Levi Giese, 48th in 18:20, and Kyler Smith, 71st in 19:24.
Kohlton Heinzel finished just behind Smith, taking 72nd in 19:25, and Tristan Klopfenstein finished in 83rd with a time of 20 minutes flat.
The Wolves scored 167 as a team.
Wapello won the meet with 82 points, followed closely by Highland with 86.
In third was Mediapolis (100), followed by Louisa-Muscatine (120), Columbus (130), West Burlington/Notre Dame (133), Pekin (145), W-MU, Van Buren (223), Danville/New London (234), Holy Trinity (306), Iowa Mennonite School (323) and Harmony (372).
For the W-MU girls, Grace Edwards finished in 40th place with a time of 18:07, her best of the season.
“It’s more comfortable to know where you’re going and when you need to push it,” Edwards said of running on her home course for the second time this season.
Steffanie Watson-Hewitt was 61st in 19:58 for W-MU.
For WACO, Greene led the girls with a 50th-place finish in 18:51. She was followed by Cheyenne Sedlacek in 55th with a time of 19:01, and Michaela Shaffer in 74th, 22:47.
“Overall, we ran quite well,” WACO coach Cinda Blake said. “The girls ran about what they ran here before, which were their best times of the season.
“This is a flat course, so it’s fairly fast,” she added. “And its nice for younger kids to be able to feel like they know the course, and get a chance to improve their times.”
On the boys’ side, Dillon Douglas finished in 60th for WACO with a time of 18:48.
“He took about another 1:15 off his time from last week (at the W-MU course), and set another school record,” Blake said.
Mitchell Shaffer finished in 98th place with a time of 22:02.