Class 2A State Cross Country Meet Breakdown
Class 2A Boys
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Team qualifiers: South Hamilton*, Ogden, Roland-Story, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura*, Clear Lake, South Winneshiek, Waukon*, Monticello, Tipton, Mid-Prairie*, East Marshall, Aplington-Parkersburg, Unity Christian*, Western Christian, George Little Rock/Central Lyon.
Individual district champions: Andrew Stumbo, Ogden; Reece Smith, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura; Tyler O’Neill, Waukon; Gable Sieperda, George Little Rock/Central Lyon;.
2015 team champion: Garner-Hayfield-Ventura
Returning state placers: 4. Reece Smith, Soph., Garner-Hayfield-Ventura; 6. Gable Sieperda, Jr., George Little Rock/Central Lyon; 7. Jacob Vander Plaats, Sr., Unity Christian; 8. Nick Meling, Sr., East Marshall; 10. Tristan Hulstein, Sr., Western Christian; 12. Spencer Warehime, Sr., Southeast Valley; 13. Logan Dalbeck, Sr., Garner-Hayfield-Ventura.
Area individual qualifiers: Nathan Meyer, Jr., Regina; Nate Green, Jr., Regina.
Top ranked teams: 1. Garner-Hayfield-Ventura; 2. Unity Christian; 3. Mid-Prairie; 4. Western Christian; 5. Clear Lake.
Top ranked individuals: 1. Reece Smith, Soph., Garner-Hayfield-Ventura; 2. Gable Sieperda, Jr., George Little Rock/Central Lyon; 3. Andrew Stumbo, Sr., Ogden; 4. Joe Anderson, Soph., George Little Rock/Central Lyon;; 5. Spencer Moon, Soph., South Central Calhoun.
Breakdown: Top-ranked Garner-Hayfield-Ventura is seeking its second straight 2A title after finishing 20 points clear of runner-up Unity Christian a year ago. Those two teams should battle for the title again this season while Mid-Prairie will attempt to maneuver its way on the podium.
Regina juniors Nate Green and Nathan Meyer are seeking strong performances after moving up from Class 1A. Green was sixth at state in 1A a year ago while Meyer finished 19th.
Class 2A Girls
Time: 1 p.m.
Team qualifiers: Shenandoah/Essex*, Underwood, Roland-Story, South Winneshiek*, Osage, Emmetsburg, Monticello*, Springville-Central City, Cascade, Mid-Prairie*, Collins-Maxwell-Baxter, Aplington-Parkersburg, Pocahontas*, Okoboji, Unity Christian.
Individual district champions: Karley Larson, Underwood; Josie Kriener, South Winneshiek; Paige Holub, Monticello; Anna Hostetler, Mid-Prairie; Suzanne Putze, Woodbury-Central/Kingsley-Pierson.
2015 team champion: Cascade
Returning state placers: 1. Paige Holub, Jr., Monticello; 2. Becca McDermott, Sr., Cascade; 3. Karley Larson, Jr., Underwood; 5. Jordan Winke, Sr., Albia; 6. Suzanne Putze, Jr., Woodbury Central-Kingsley Pierson; 8. Emma Duncan, Jr., Anamosa; 9. Ellie Friesen, Jr., Osage; 10. Keeley Anderson, Soph., Monticello; 11. Josie Kriener, Sr., South Winneshiek; 13. Felicity Taylor, Jr., South Winneshiek; 14. Anna Hostetler, Soph., Mid-Prairie; 15. Shelby Reicks, Sr., South Winneshiek.
Area individual qualifiers: Kennedy Scott, Fr., Regina.
Top ranked teams: 1. Monticello; 2. Pocahontas; 3. Springville-Central City; 4. Mid-Prairie; 5. Collins-Maxwell-Baxter.
Top ranked individuals: 1. Anna Hostetler, Jr., Mid-Prairie; 2. Marie Hostetler, Fr., Mid-Prairie; 3. Jordan Winke, Sr., Albia; 4. Suzanne Putze, Jr., Woodbury Central-Kingsley Pierson; 5. Paige Holub, Jr., Monticello.
Breakdown: Cascade edged River Valley Conference rival Monticello by eight points for the team title a year ago and the Panthers are favored to take the top spot on the podium this season.
Monticello returns its top five runners from its runner-up team including defending individual champion Paige Holub but will be pushed by Pocahontas and Mid-Prairie which is led by sisters Anna and Marie Hostetler who should both contend for the individual title.
Regina freshman Kennedy Scott will make her state meet debut as an individual.
*-State qualifying meet champion