Sigourney boys finish 7th, Lady Savages 6th at EV meet

Tristan Bell ran the best time for the Sigourney boys, finishing in 15th place, clocking in at 20:32.84.

Sigourney was back to competing on the cross country course when they ran at Knoll Ridge in North English on September 11. Both boys and girls were able to place with the girls finishing in 6th and the boys taking 7th place out of nine teams. It was Sigourney’s first meet running on a hillier course, the other two being run on more flat terrain.

“We hadn’t run anything near as hilly up till now,” Sigourney coach Andy Harter said. “Times aren’t exactly what we wanted, partially due to not having a meet in a week or being able to practice on our home golf course.”

Tristan Bell ran the best time for the Savages, clocking in at 20:32.84 to take 15th place, his best placing of the year but coming up just over a half minute shy of running his best time. The next Savage to cross was Mason Moore, finishing in 35th place after running a time of 22:08.87.

Other boys to run included Dawson Webster (23:54.24) who finished 60th, Trace Bell (24:44.14) who finished 68th, Jake Ives (24:45.18) who finished 69th, Maltese Thomas (27:48.58) who finished in 82nd and Ricky Danowsky (29:35.93) who finished in 87th place.

The boys finished with a team score of 168 points, just 12 points off sixth-place Montezuma.

“We’re getting better with some more pieces starting to fill in now,” Harter said. “Once we get a couple more meets run then we’ll be better.”

On the girls’ side, some of the more veteran runners continued a strong start to the season. Cami Thompson ran the best time for the Lady Savages, finishing in 8th place after running a time of 24:13.91. Next up was Megan Stuhr who ran a time of 28:30.06 to finish in 36th place. Summer Barthelman, Alyssa Landgrebe and Morgan Clubb also scored for the Lady Savages.

“Alyssa has improved a lot from last year to this year and Megan has already improved a lot this season,” Harter said.

Barthelman ran a time of 29:55.78, finishing in 41st place. Landgrebe ran a time of 31:53.96 to take 50th place and Clubb finished 59th after running a time of 33:58.76.

Other Lady Savages to run included Isabelle Ireland (35:13.32) who finished in 63rd and Bree Atwood (38:13.76) who finished in 66th place.

The Lady Savages finished with 131 team points to take sixth place out of seven scored teams.

“Running a meet like this helps us mentally. If you can run on a course like this, you can handle any flat course,” Harter said. “This was a useful experience for us with the Conference meet going to be run here later in the season.”

Sigourney was back at it on September 17 when they competed at BGM.