Wildcats Finish Third at RRC Championships

Wildcats Finish Third at RRC Championships

The Class 3A No. 14 ranked Wildcats placed third at the RRC Championships, a mere one point back of meet runner-up Winterset.  Class 3A No. 1 Ballard won the team title with 23 points.  Class 3A No. 1 Ainsley Erzen continued her dominating season with a 20-second victory in a new course-record 18:56 to win back-to-back individual conference titles to start her career.  Erzen's win makes it the fourth consecutive year that the Wildcats have had the individual champion.  Tessa Erzen was the other Wildcat receiving all-conference honors with a tenth-place finish.  Riley Sievers also earned second-team all-conference for her efforts and finished with Ella Andersen who was just off of all-conference pace.  Laura Downs and Abook Dok followed up their breakout races from last week with another solid performance to close out the Wildcat scoring. 

The junior varsity team was also able to grab a third-place finish.  This was the first time in recent memory that the Wildcats have been able to field a complete scoring junior varsity team, and they showed they certainly belong. Sage Austin, Bella Pagel, and Maria Kuittinen all came in within six seconds of each other to start off the scoring.  Thirty seconds back was Mady Taylor, who closed hard to pass several other runners in the final stretch.  Closing out the junior varsity portion was Assem Imankarina and Hannah McGraw.

Individual Varsity Results:

1. 3A #1 Ainsley Erzen – 18:56

10. Tessa Erzen – 20:30

20. Riley Sievers – 22:03

23. Ella Andersen – 22:30

28. Laura Downs – 23:00

30. Abook Dok – 23:13

Varsity Team Results:

  1. (3A #2) – Ballard – 23
  2. (TTW) – Winterset - 81
  3. (3A #14) – Carlisle – 82
  4. ADM - 86
  5. Bondurant-Farrar – 108
  6. Perry – 160
  7. Boone – 210

Individual Junior Varsity Results:

10. Sage Austin – 24:07

11. Bella Pagel – 24:08

13. Maria Kuittinen – 24:13

19. Mady Taylor – 24:54

32. Assem Imankarina – 29:37

33. Maria Kuittinen – 29:54

Junior Varsity Team Results:

  1. Ballard – 15
  2. ADM - 75
  3. Carlisle 85
  4. Bondurant-Farrar – 97
  5. Winterset - 108
  6. Perry – Inc.
  7. Boone – Inc.