MVLXC is sticking together
October 04, 2013 · Crystal Eskelsen
The Mount Vernon-Lisbon cross country teams really stuck together as they raced at the tough course in Anamosa last Saturday at Jones County Central Park.
Five of the Mustang girls' top six runners finished within three seconds of each other.
Four of the top five boys finished within 21 seconds of each other.
This was a strong effort for both teams, ending in second place finishes for both Mount Vernon-Lisbon squads.
The boys finished second to Class 2A, No. 1 Monticello. The Panthers totaled 23 points, while the Class 3A, No. 11 Mustangs had 89.
Mount Vernon-Lisbon was led by Jack Young, who finished 10th overall with a time of 18:19.
The girls were led by Kendra Schmidt, who was fifth overall in a time of 16:44, almost a full minute ahead of the pack of Mustang runners.
Mount Vernon-Lisbon, which is currently No. 11 in Class 3A, finished second to the No. 1 team in their class, Davenport Assumption.
The Knights had four runners in the top 10 and finished with a team score of 22. The Mustangs had a team total of 87, edging out Class 3A, No. 10 Solon, 2A, No. 5 Cascade and 2A, No. 12 Monticello.
Mount Vernon-Lisbon was scheduled to run at Iowa City West this past Tuesday (results weren't available at press time). This coming Tuesday, they are at West Delaware.
Mount Vernon-Lisbon at Anamosa
Teams: 1.Davenport Assumption 22, 2.Mount Vernon-Lisbon 87, 3.Solon 94, 4.Cascade 99, 5.CR Jefferson 130, 6.Monticello 134, 7.Dewitt Central 150, 8.Springville-Central City 215, 9.Anamosa 242, 10.Bellevue Marquette 284.
Top 10 individuals: 1.Mallon DA 16:07, 2.King DA 16:16, 3.Ripslinger DA 16:17, 4.Kelchen CAS 16:28, 5.Schmidt MVL 16:44, 6.Smith SOL 16:51, 7.Froeschle DA 16:52, 8.Schlarmann MONT 16:56, 9.Adams DA 17:02, 10.McDermott CAS 17:05.
MV-L finishers: Schmidt 5th 16:44, Corkin 19th 17:39, Thornton 20th 17:39, Jeppson 21st 17:40, Frey 22nd 17:40, Conroy 23rd 17:42, Rud 45th 19:19
Teams: 1.Monticello 23, 2.Mount Vernon-Lisbon 89, 3.Solon 100, 4.Fort Madison 100, 5.Tipton 130, 6.Davenport Assumption 143, 7.CR Jefferson 176, 8.Cascade 188, 9.Bellevue Marquette 231, 10.Dewitt Central 252, 11.Springville-Central City 312.
Top 10 individuals: 1.Melchert MONT 16:24, 2.Lenz TIP 16:59, 3.Ahlrichs MONT 17:20, 4.Loes MONT 17:30, 5.Kauder CAS 17:30, 6.Guzman FM 18:07, 7.M.Manternach MONT 18:08, 8.D.Manternach MONT 18:11, 9.Pelzer TIP 18:13, 10.Young MVL 18:19.
MV-L finishers: Young 10th 18:19, McLaughlin 17th 18:41, Smock 18th 18:42, Teubel 20th 18:59, Gilbert 24th 19:02, Wilch 43rd 19:49, Malik 44th 19:56