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Fairfield cross-country runs hard at IMS

Meet helped runners prepare for conference race
By ALLYUS FRITZ/Ledger sports editor | Oct 08, 2013
Courtesy of: Angie Lamb The Fairfield varsity girls at the beginning of their race at IMS Monday. The team, from left to right, is Taylor Ferrel, Ashlyn Elmore, Kylie Kurtz, Alyssa Fitch, Chloe Spalla, Abby Melcher and Tracy Andermann.

The Fairfield cross-country team competed at IMS Monday.

The trail inside the hilly Wellman golf course provided the last chance the Trojans get to compete before the conference meet next week.

The girls placed fifth out of 14 teams. Williamsburg blew away the competition, finishing in first with only 49 points. Fairfield finished with 158 points.

Taylor Ferrel led the way, finishing 16 overall. Ashlyn Elmore was not far behind, coming in 23rd.

“They ran hard last night,” coach Jerrod Belzer said. “The effort was definitely there, but against that caliber of competition we have to step up a little bit more. I told them going in that there would be some great teams to compete with.

“I thought the girls field especially was tough.”

The boys finished in seventh place out of 12 teams. Nathan Haerr was the Trojans’ top runner, placing 14th. The competition was stiff at this meet, but Belzer knows that it will help his team perform better in the long term.

“That’s the kind of race we need to be in at this point of the season though,” Belzer said. “It shows us where we need to be in the next couple meets. We’ve got some good time to focus on a few things now before conference.”

The Trojans’ next meet will be the conference competition in Keokuk on Oct. 17.


Boys Results


1. Vinton Shellsburg 63

2. Mid-Prairie 71

3. Williamsburg 79

4. Clear Creek Amana 83

5. Solon 100

6. Wapello 137

7. Fairfield 257

8. Washington 271

12. IMS 294


Fairfield Individual Times

14. Nathan Haerr 18:07

60. Elijah Parr 21:03

61. Jordan Van Dijk 21:05

72. Mitchell Taglauer 22:19

76. Nathan Thompson 22:40

79. Mitchell Burnstedt 22:58


JV Boys- Team Finished 8th

19. Benjamin Boender 20:54

47. Gannon Haile 23:12

55. Walker Allen 23:46

59. Wyatt Stark 24:04

71. Marshall Fiske 25:21

78. Collin Williams 28:44


Girls Results


1. Williamsburg 49

2. Solon 56

3. Vinton Shellsburg 56

4. Mid-Prairie 152

5. Fairfield 158

14. BGM 342


Fairfield Individual Times

16. Taylor Ferrel 16:58

23. Ashlyn Elmore 17:24

37. Kylie Kurtz 18:02

43. Abby Melcher 18:18

44. Tracy andermann 18:20

46. Chloe Spalla 18:41

50. Alyssa Fitch 19:08


JV Girls- Team finished 4th

19. Emma Lemlin 20:13

29. Emily Hanna 20:35

30. Ryan Pate 20:36

33. Shannon Morrissey 20:50

42. Allison Angstead 21:49

46. Savannah Kelley 22:02

47. Kylee Marlay 22:04

53. Mikaela Lunsford 23:00

64. Sierra Vogt 27:01

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