The girls’ cross country team from Pella won their first team trophy in three years Monday at the South Tama Invitational. In doing so, four athletes earned individual medals, and all seven varsity athletes finished in the top 30. Pella finished with 63 points, #5 ranked Grinnell was second with 71 points, BCLUW was third with 77 points, and top ranked 1A North Tama took fourth with 79 points.

“We had a tremendous pack today,” said Coach Cutler. “Other teams had individual runners who may have stood out a bit more than we did, but #1 through #7 we were the strongest team. We’re proud of the fact that we have a deep team. Winning the JV race in addition to the Varsity displays that fact.”nn

In the JV race Pella placed 8 girls in the top 12 finishers. Among them were Morgan Hiemstra (1st), Sophie Metcalf (2nd), Amanda Dunkin (5th), Kate Williamson (7th), and Chloe Mathonet-VanderWell (8th).

COMPLETE INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

VARSITY

Maddy Davis 16:56 4th

Gracie Eggland 17:55 13th

Kayli Hrdlicka 17:59 14th

Hannah Schwab 18:02 15th

Heidi Schulte 18:05 17th

Michelle Renaud 18:33 19th

Renee VanRoekel 19:21 30th

JUNIOR VARSITY

Morgan Hiemstra 18:40 1st

Sophie Metcalf 19:11 2nd

Amanda Dunkin 19:48 5th

Kate Williamson 20:10 7th

Chloe Mathonet-VanderWell 20:19 8th

Shanice Robinson 20:20 9th

Lauren Barrick 20:27 11th

Alex Kleis 20:30 12th

Nicole Ellingson 20:54 16th

Megan Fetterman 21:00 18th

Anna Mansueto 21:00 19th

Ashley Swanson 22:09 25th

Alexa VandeLune 22:33 26th

Alyssa VandeVoort 22:44 28th