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home : sports : sports Wednesday, July 9, 2014

10/30/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Marti earns runner-up finish for Sabers, trip to Fort Dodge
The conditions were less than ideal, but the finish definitely was, for Central senior Kyle Marti.

For the second-straight year, the Saber cross country teams had to deal with cold temperatures (it was 41 degrees at race time) and a harsh wind when competing in their 3A district/regional meet.

But that mattered little to Marti, who continued his late-season push by earning his first trip to Fort Dodge with a runner-up finish at the meet hosted by Solon.

The senior broke 17 minutes for the second-straight meet and finished the 5K course in 16:37 to take second behind Center Point-Urbana's Josh Yeager (it was a repeat of the WaMaC Super meet the week before).

"Kyle had a great race at districts," Central head coach Eric Olson said. "He is doing a good job of running relaxed and keeping contact with the leader.

"With a good week of practice, I think he could have a very successful state meet."

Behind Marti's high finish, the Sabers took 10th as a team with 246 points.

Clear Creek-Amana, who was fifth at the WaMaC meet, upset Yeager's Stormin' Pointers (who won the conference crown) to bring home the team title with 73 points - one less than Center Point-Urbana.

Mount Vernon-Lisbon earned the third team spot at state with 90 points, while the hosting Spartans (107 points) and Cedar Rapids Xavier (120 points) rounded out the top-five.

Junior Lucas Block was the next Saber to finish as he took 54th overall with a time of 18:43.

Senior Peter Keegan was just four seconds back in 57th, while Christian Wright clocked in at 18:54 to take 62nd overall.

Mathew Townsley finished off the Sabers'

team score by placing 71st with a time of 19:47. That was the exact same time of teammate Brett Hippler, who was 72nd.

Ryan Davison was close behind too, finishing 75th with his time of 19:52.

The girls race was dominated by four teams - Davenport Assumption, Mount Vernon-Lisbon, Cedar Rapids Xavier and Solon - who combined to produce 20 of the top 25 finishers.

Top-ranked Assumption led the way, putting all five of their scoring runners in the top-eight to win the meet with 21 points. Mount Vernon-Lisbon was second with 66 points, while Xavier was just six points behind in third.

Central took one of those few spots in the top-25 thanks to senior Mikayla Coyle, who finished off her strong career by finishing right at 25th with a time of 16:29.

Also breaking 17 minutes for the Sabers was senior Sarah Schoel, who added a 37th-place time of 16:52.

Senior Miah Betz and freshman Kali Roling also had top-50 finishes for the Sabers. The former was 44th with a time of 17:05, while the latter was six spots back with her clocking of 17:33.

A fourth Central senior, Courtney Arndt, finished off the Sabers' team scoring with a 53rd-place time of 17:48, while sophomores Nicole Goldensoph and Shannon Coyle finished in 60th and 62nd with times of 18:04 and 18:08 respectively.




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