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Fairfield cross-country runs at IMS Invitational

By Justin Webster, Ledger sports editor | Oct 05, 2017

WELLMAN - If it wasn’t for the Hostetler sisters, who dominated the girls’ 5k field Monday night for Mid-Prairie on their way to a 1-2 finish, Fairfield’s Ashley Bloomquist would have won the IMS Invitational.



With a time of 20:09.32, Bloomquist was a full 20 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor and helped secure a sixth-place overall finish for the Trojans in the field of 10 schools. Yana Gaskell had another solid run with a time of 22:58.34, good for 19th. 39th place went to sophomore Hailey Pohren-Gevock who crossed in 24:45.84, while Malory Jones chased closely behind in 24:59.26.

Fifth on the team and 53rd overall was Claire Epperson in 26:33.60, followed by Nicole Buch’s 59th place finish in 27:38.01. Rounding out the Trojans was Ella Pollet who was just behind Buch in 61st place with a time of 27:52.17.



The boys finished fifth overall in the team standings and were led by a 12th place time of 18:13.79 posted by Mark Diers. Gannon Courtright finished 21st in 18:46.08, with Alex Forrest not far behind with a time of 19:21.73, good for 31st.

Darren Roberts and Dylan Harvey raced to the line, with Roberts edging Harvey for 44th place. Darren’s time was 20:02.30, and Dylan’s 45th place time was 20:08.71. The next Trojan finisher was Dalton Rippey in 52nd at 20:44.79, with Shane Morrissey about a minute off Rippey’s pace at 21:26.40, placing him 57th.

Jerrod Belzer and his team are currently preparing for the championship part of their season. The SEC meet is Oct. 12 at Fort Madison and Coach Belzer knows who they’re chasing.

“We knew Fort Madison and Mt. Pleasant were both going to have tough teams to beat, so we’re where we expected as far as the girls goes,” he added. “The guys are starting to come around. They beat Fort Madison last week, and that’s the first time they’ve defeated them as a team. If we can beat the Bloodhounds next week, that will put us second behind Mt. Pleasant, and to me that’d be a great finish for us.”


Junior varsity boys

Junior varsity boys’ results: Blake Holden, 26th, 22:08.62; Aidan Daugherty, 31st, 22:59.94; Brecken Courtright, 33rd, 23:03.71; Carter Spalla, 35th, 23:12.69; Jakob Watson, 40th, 24:08.22; Connor Ryan, 42nd, 24:12.56; Caleb Heisel, 50th, 25:06.89; Toby Oliver, 65th, 26:27.96; Tommy Jones, 67th, 26:42.77; Jackson Brown, 69th, 26:58.92.


Junior high girls

Jr. High girls’ results: Delaney Breen, 23rd, 15:22.51; Ashlyn Lisk, 29th, 15:45.07; Belle Meador, 30th, 15:51.62; Mackenzie Kraemer, 55th, 17:21.74; Paige Craun, 60th, 17:31.39; Tisha Brinkschroeder, 61st, 17:33.28; Gerda Fiske, 96th, 19:29.47,


Junior high boys

Jr. High boys’ results: Kaidyn Mickels, 19th, 13:19; Tim Miao, 51st, 14:27.03; Carter Thompson, 55th, 14:38.80; Austin Lisk, 57th, 14:46.13; River Patterson, 89th, 15:48.65; Ethan McReynolds, 91st, 15:50.62; Brendon Marcellus, 98th, 16:08.44; Ben Meador, 136th, 17:55.21; Garrett Flanagan, 140th, 18:01.68; Aidan Flanagan, 149th, 18:22.06; Chandler Pumphrey, 169th, 19:45.95; Adrian Scotton, 184th, 21:23.34.

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