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Several Area Cross Country Teams and Individuals Earn Pre Season Recognition

Posted: Friday, August 28th, 2009 at 6:00 am

The Iowa Association of Track Coaches has released their latest Cross Country rankings and several area teams as well as individuals are gaining pre season recognition. In Class 3A the Pella boys are ranked 2nd while the Pella girls are ranked 9th and Knoxville’s girls are 15th. In Class 2A PCM’s boys are ranked 4th while the Pella Christian girls are 15th. Individually Pella’s Zach Wittenberg is ranked 6th in Class 3A, while teammates Zach Buchheit is 10th and Jon Klein is 18th. In Class 2A PCM’s Kolten Reed is 8th followed by teammates Jake Potter and Ben Nabor who are 9th and 10th as well as Kaleb Catron who is 17th. Taylor Jensen of Pleasantville is ranked 19th in Class 2A while Sarah Brandsen of Pella Christian is 21st. Brandsen however may miss the entire season due to injury.