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Pella Sweeps At Knoxville Cross Country Invitational

Posted: Wednesday, September 26th, 2012 at 6:02 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports-Derek Cardwell

Pella High swept the Knoxville Cross Country Invitational yesterday at Pine Knolls Country Club golf course. The Lady Dutch won with a team score of 33 points with Newton second with 50. Knoxville was fourth with 115 points. Leading the way for the Dutch was Gabi Meirick who placed second overall. Knoxville’s Courtney Hughs led the Panther runners with a ninth place. Other area schools also competed but did not have enough runners to score. Rachel Peter from P-C-M placed 11th, Brittany Roby from Twin Cedars was 27th, and Marina Shannon from Pella Christian placed 32nd. On the boys side, Pella placed five of its six runners in the top ten led by the second place effort of Evan Jones. Pella won with 30 total points to Newton’s 79. Knoxville was fourth with 98 points, Pella Christian was eighth, P-C-M placed tenth, Pleasantville was 12th and Twin Cedars did not score. Individually for Knoxville Wick Cunningham pulled away in the late stages to lay down a 15:41 winning time. Pella Christian was led by Jacob Lensing in 19th place, Rhett Gaineey led P-C-M with a 24th place finish, Dylan Lauer was 38th to lead Pleasantville, and Eric Clarke led Twin Cedars with a 56th place finish.

Girls Individual Finishing Order:

Gabi Meirick 2nd place 16:12.1
Victoria Kleven 5th place 16:40.6
Ashley Kirkland 7th place 17:20.8
Hannah Pickett 8th place 17:21.2
Abby Fyfe 11th place 17:45.2
Sydney Swanson 12th place 17:45.8
Elizabeth De Wolf 14th place 18:11.0

Courtney Hughs 9th place 17:30.2
Lydia Anderson 22nd place 18:52.0
Mikayla Becker 24th place 19:00.4
Kaeline Schuenke 27th place 19:38.3
Aubrey Schwanebeck 33rd place 20:05.6
Sammy Cushman 39th place 20:48.5
Melissa Molloy 40th place 21:17.8

Pella Christian:
Marina Shannon 32nd place 19:27.2
Damaris Worthington 45th place 20:19.3

Rachel Peter 11th place 17:39.6
Jenna Little 61st place 24:08.7

Twin Cedars:
Brittany Roby 27th place 18:53.2

Boys Individual Finishing Order:

Evan Jones 2nd place 15:52.6
Michael Schemm 4th place 16:25.5
Wade Pingel 6th place 16:37.2
Ben Warner 8th place 16:39.6
Ryan Sievers 10th place 16:47.0
Matthew Klein 11th place 16:48.5

Wick Cunningham 1st place 15:41.1
Jordan Angove 15th place 17:28.4
Jacob Moats 25th place 18:09.5
Cris Schwanebeck 28th place 18:13.7
Brad Shearer 29th place 18:18.2
Brendan Finan 33rd place 18:31.4
Preston Lee 34th place 18:35.5

Pella Christian:
Jacob Lensing 19th place 17:51.0
Jonathan Beltman 40th place 19:03.0
Ryen Van Vark 49th place 19:56.7
Matthew Spoelstra 52nd place 20:08.9
Jackson Schelhaas 57th place 20:42.0

Rhett Gaineey 24th place 18:01.1
Matt Chizek 36th place 18:47.4
Troy Vittetoe 73rd place 21:51.4
Alek Breckenridge 74th place 21:52.1
Trenton How Ard 80th place 23:16.3
Charlie Schott 81st place 23:21.1

Dylan Lauer 38th place 18:52.6
Josh Luna 64th place 21:06.1
Cassin Garr 65th place 21:12.6
Jake Adkins 67th place 21:33.0
Nate Sowers 71st place 21:46.2
Trever Zoss 78th place 22:26.7
Jacob Boyles 83rd place 24:26.3

Twin Cedars:
Eric Clark 56th place 20:37.6
Trenton Bacus 81st place 22:27.9