South Winn’s Taylor Claman finished 53rd in the JV girls race. (Photo by Rick Fromm)
South Winn’s Taylor Claman finished 53rd in the JV girls race. (Photo by Rick Fromm)
For the final meet before the UIC meet, the South Winn and Turkey Valley boys and girls cross country teams competed at the North-Linn Invite Saturday morning.

In the girls race, Mount Pleasant claimed first with 101 points. For the boys, Monticello won with 36 points.



In the top-10

The South Winn girls team, ranked No. 6 in Class 1A, finished seventh overall with 180 points. Kennidee DeVilbiss paced the way for the Warriors, taking 22nd in team scoring in 15:47. Monica Schwartzhoff and Jessica Lechtenberg weren't far behind. Schwartzhoff took 28th in 15:51 while Lechtenberg was 31st in 15:54. Freshman Josie Kriener clocked in at 16:06, good for 37th. Kelly Kuboushek completed the team scoring. She finished 62nd in 16:37. Caitlin Holien and Alexis Patterson also competed for the varsity. Holien was 86th in 17:16 while Patterson was 87th in 17:18.

The boys, ranked No. 12 in Class 1A, finished 11th in team standings with 248 points, just four points behind Turkey Valley.

Nathan Meyer and Devin Franzen finished back-to-back. Meyer, ranked No. 23, finished 17th in 17:34. Franzen, who is ranked No. 28, took 18th in 17:34. Danon Hageman had a good day for the Warriors. He finished 68th in 18:47. Right on his heels were Alex Upton and Brian Kleppe. Upton was 72nd in 18:57 while Kleppe crossed the finish line in 18:58, taking 73rd. Also running varsity was Kevin Davis, who finished 95th in 19:42.

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