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Pekin shines at Fairfield home meet

By Andy Krutsinger, Golden Triangle News Service | Sep 08, 2017
Photo by: GTNS photo by Andy Krutsinger Remi Duwa dominated the small school girls’ race by over 50 seconds.

The Fairfield cross-country teams hosted their home cross-country meet on Thursday night.

The Trojans finished third in the boys’ standings with 80 points and fourth in the girls’ standings with 71 points.

The small school races were dominated by Pekin, who took the boys’ event with 33 points and the girls’ event with 35 points.

 

Fairfield

The Fairfield boys were led by Mark Diers, who crossed the line in sixth place with a time of 17:40.67. Alex Forest was 11th in 18:08.40 and Dalton Rippey finished 13th in 18:15.52 to give the Trojans three top 15 finishes.

Bryan Wilkins (18:35.36) and Darren Roberts (18:44.86) placed 24th and 26th respectively, and Dylan Harvey was 30th in 18:54.64.

The Trojan girls were led by Ashley Bloomquist, who finished sixth place in 20:01.52.

Yana Gaskell wasn’t far behind her with an eighth-place time of 20:46.50.

Hailey Pohren-Gevock placed 24th in 22:33.49. Malory Jones was 34th in 24:14.24. Destiney Gridley placed 42nd in 25:25.97 and Claire Epperson was 45th in 26:00.53.

 

Pekin

The Pekin boys placed five runners in the top 10 to win the meet. Colton Glosser won the meet by just under five seconds, finishing in 17:24.79.

Isaiah Wittrock placed fifth for the Panthers in 18:12.72. Sam Roth placed eighth in 18:21.56. Brady Millikin was ninth in 18:27.61, and Tanner Conger placed 10th in 18:30.69.

The girls were led by Remi Duwa, who dominated the race by over 50 seconds. She crossed the line in 20:06.71. Cari Duwa was seventh in 21:56.02.

Zoey Wright placed eighth in 22:00.23. Hollie Looper placed ninth in 22:04.34, and Hunter Lock was 10th in 22:07.22.

Kelly Myers placed 12th in overall in 22:36.41, and Kaitlyn Glosser was 18th in 23:21.13 to round out the Panther runners.

 

Van Buren

Van Buren and Cardinal were also competing in the small school field. The Warriors finished fifth in the boys’ race with 177 points and sixth in the girls’ race with 136 points. The Comets scored 246 points in the boys’ race to finish ninth but didn’t have enough runners to score in the girls’ race.

Van Buren had three top-20 finishes in the boys’ race. Jonah Heckenberg was sixth in 18:13.81. Clay Neeley placed 17th in 19:20.76 and John Orndoff was 19th in 19:29.98. Audrey Smith was the lone top 20 finish in the girls’ race for the Warriors, finishing 12th.

 

Cardinal

The top Cardinal runner was Gunner Zugg, who was 36th place in the small school boys’ meet in 21:35.75.

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