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Pella Boys 1st, Girls 2nd at Ballard XC Meet

Posted: Tuesday, September 11th, 2012 at 6:01 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Eric Gotschall

Pella High’s cross country teams put together yet another strong outing Monday night, as the boys claimed the team title and the girls finished runner-up at the Ballard Invitational.  

Keegan Fitzsimmons edged out teammate Evan Jones for 4th place to lead the Pella boys – who landed six of their seven varsity runners in the top 11 spots and all seven in the top 20 en route to a team score of 28.  

On the girls’ side, a second-place individual finish by Gabi Meirick paced the way for the green-and-white, as Pella finished with 70 points.  The squads have the remainder of the week off before running on the Iowa State University cross country course this Saturday, in a meet hosted by Des Moines Roosevelt.

Individual Medalists:

Gabi Meirick – 2nd
Victory Kleven – 8th
Ashley Kirkland – 15th
Hannah Wittenburg – 18th

Keegan Fitzsimmons – 4th
Evan Jones – 5th
Matthew Klein – 8th
Wade Pingel – 9th
Michael Schemm – 10th
Ryan Sievers – 11th