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home : sports : sports Friday, April 29, 2016

9/11/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Warrior harriers open season at Bob Brown Invitational

By Ross Eberhart
Sports editor

After having its first meet of the year cancelled due to the heat, the Calamus-Wheatland cross country team finally got off-and-running during Thursday's Bob Brown Invitational hosted by Iowa City Regina.

The meet proved to be worth the wait for junior Megan Slattery, who led the Warriors' group of finishers with a top-25 performance.

Competing against a field that included four teams ranked in the top-10 of their respective classes, Slattery was the 24th runner across the finish, doing so in 17:22.

The rest of Slattery's teammates finished within 10 spots of each other.

Junior Kailey Potter led trio by taking 67th with a clocking of 19:55, while sophomore Dana Koester was just two spots back of her with a time of 20:02.

Finishing things off for the Warriors was junior Sierra Rodriguez, who crossed the finish in 20:31 to take 76th.

The Cal-Wheat boys got their own strong debut from freshman Cole Moeller, who paced the Warriors with a 65th-place finish of 21:34 in his first varsity race.

Sophomore Jonathan Licht added a 74th-place finish in 22:00 for Cal-Wheat, while junior Wyatt Anians, sophomore Joe Lopez and senior David Benischek all finished within six places of each other.

Anians clocked in at 23:18 to take 87th with Lopez coming in two spots later in 23:38 and Benischek wrapping things up for the Warriors with a clocking of 23:56 to take 91st.

With their five finishers, the Warriors took 13th in the team race with 357 points. There was no stopping two-time defending 2A champion Monticello, who put all five of their scoring runners in the top-10 (and the Panthers' seventh runner was 11th) to bring home the title with 20 points.

The Warrior boys had one runner in the JV race as freshman Liam Ballanger took 82nd with a clocking of 30:34.

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