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Fairfield competes in Oskaloosa meet

Girls finish fourth against tough competition
By ALLYUS FRITZ/Ledger sports editor | Sep 18, 2013
Courtesy of: Angie Lamb Fairfield’s Ashlyn Elmore runs in Oskaloosa Tuesday.

The Fairfield cross-country team traveled to Oskaloosa Tuesday.

The competition present at the meet may be the toughest that Fairfield has faced all season.

“We knew coming into this meet that there were going to be some great teams and individuals,” Fairfield cross-country coach Jerrod Belzer said. “But I think our kids were looking forward to the challenge.”

The Trojan girls finished fourth overall. Newton High school finished just one point ahead of Fairfield.

Taylor Ferrel was Fairfield’s leading runner, placing 10th with the time of 17:07.

“Taylor Ferrel continues to be the leader that we need on our team,” Belzer said. “Her goal for the night was a top 10 finish so to accomplish that was a big positive for her.”

The Fairfield boys didn’t have as much luck as the girls and finished ninth overall. Nathan Haerr was the Trojans’ leading runner, placing 19th with the time of 18:43. Ben Boender finished in 32nd.

“Nathan Haerr had another big race for our guys,” Belzer said. “He gives it 100 percent all the time and he’s going to continue to improve with each and every meet.

“I know the times and places may not be the greatest, but our guys are really coming along well. We lost all of our varsity guys from last year and that’s not easy to replace.”

Here is the complete list of Fairfield’s times:

Girls-Varsity

10. Taylor Ferrel 17:07

15. Ashlyn Elmore 17:18

21. Sam Fritz 17:42

23. Maggie Ferrel 17:57

25. Kylie Kurtz 18.02

37. Chloe Spalla 18:47

38. Tracy Andermann 18:47

Girls-JV

8. Alyssa Fitch 19:16

9. Emily Hanna 19:22

15. Anuja Pharasi 19:46

23. Samantha Kelley 20:51

25. Ryan Pate 20:55

27. Emma Lemlin 20:59

28. Shannon Morrissey 21:07

37. Kylee Marlay 22:40

41. Allison Angstead 23:41

47. Sierra Vogt 26:38

Boys-Varsity

19. Nathan Haerr 18:43

32. Ben Boender 19:10

61. Jordan Van Dijk 21:17

68. Mitchell Burnstedt 22:03

71. Nathan Thompson 22:37

72. Walker Allen 22:49

73. Mitchell Taglauer 23:30

Boys-JV

51. Gannon Haile 24:29

55. Collin Williams 25:21

58. Marshall Fiske 26:45

 

Team: Girls:

1. Williamsburg

2. Oskaloosa

3. Newton

4. Fairfield

5. Ottumwa

6. Albia

7. Centerville

 

Team: Boys:

1.Williamsburg

2. Oskaloosa

3. Albia

4. Newton

5. Knoxville

6.Ottumwa

7. Pella Christian

8. Eddyville-Blakesburg

9. Fairfield

10. Centerville

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