Pekin seventh graders win state cross-country meet
The Pekin seventh and eighth grade cross-country teams competed at the State Junior High Cross-Country Championships Saturday at Saydel High School in Des Moines. The seventh grade girls, consisting of Zoey Wright, Kelly Myers, Hunter Lock, Ayren Essary, Holly Loper and Kameron Fears, finished in first place. The seventh grade boys, consisting of Tony Deutschle, Jacob Weber, Blaze Muntz and Tyler Reynolds, also finished first.
Both grades are pictured above, from left to right, front row: Tyler Reynolds, Jacob Weber, Hunter Weinhold,Tyler Loyd, Blaze Muntz; second row: Hailey Bean, Jordyn Earnest, Mackenzie Manley, Kodi Dailey; third row: Hunter Lock, Ayren Essary, Kelly Myers, Zoey Wright, Hollie Loper, Kameron Fears, Tony Deutschle, Coach Spillman; back row: Sam Roth, Coach Millikin and Simon Bollinger.