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

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