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Bolts win three of four races at Bob Brown Invitational

Liberty’s Keeney wins, Barkers lead the way for CCA
CCA’s Haidyn Barker, a freshman, runs at the head of the varsity girls pack powering their way up the hill at the Kickers Soccer Park Thursday, Sept. 5, in Iowa City Regina’s Bob Brown Cross Country Classic. Barker led the Creek Girls with her seventh-place finish in 21:20.84. Emily Coleman (at left) was 21st in 22:37.22, and the Clippers were eighth in team points. (photo by Chris Umscheid)

IOWA CITY– Clear Creek Amana (CCA) and Liberty High’s cross country squads converged on the Kickers Soccer Park in Iowa City for Iowa City Regina’s annual Bob Brown Cross Country Classic meet Thursday, Sept. 5. The Liberty Lightning won three out of four team championships with the junior varsity (JV) girls and boys teams and varsity girls winning the day, while the varsity boys were runner-up to champion Tipton.
The Clipper varsity boys tied with Liberty at 73 points each with the “Bolts” getting second place, and the “Boats” taking third with a 23-39-point difference in the number five spot. The Creek Boys put up a quicker total time of 1:29:20.62 to the Lightning’s 1:29:26.77.
Liberty’s Ashlyn Keeney blazed her way across the course to the varsity girls win in 18:50.35 with teammate Camille Mac a distant second in 20:20.69. CCA’s Haidyn Barker, a freshman, led the way for the Creek Girls with a seventh-place finish in 21:20.84.
Brandon Barker set the pace for the varsity Creek Boys with a second-place finish in 17:16.53 with Liberty’s Jack Kinzer hot on his heels for third in 17:19.21.
Josh Hildebrand, Liberty’s head boys coach, said, “Another great race at the Regina Bob Brown Classic! We only lost to the No. 1-ranked team in 2A and beat seven other schools that either are ranked, or are a ‘Team to Watch!’ We can't compare our times to those of the other race courses for this year because it measured longer than 5K, but when you compare it to times from the same course last year it is mind-blowing how much growth this team has done! Most runners were one-two minutes faster!”
CCA boys coach Ben Robison said, “Not much to say about it at this juncture, other than I am pleased with where we are at while training through these first couple of weeks. Once we are back at full strength, with all seven of our varsity crew together, our pack will take care of business in a big way!”
The Liberty girls travel to Noelridge Park in Cedar Rapids on Thursday, Sept. 12, for Cedar Rapids Kennedy’s invitational at 4:40 p.m. while the boys head for Luther College in Decorah on Saturday, Sept. 14, for a 9 a.m. invitational meet. Liberty’s boys are at North Scott’s invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Scott County Park (18850 27th St. in Eldridge) at 4:15 p.m., and the girls are at Cedar Falls’ invitational at Birdsall Park in Cedar Falls on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 4:30 p.m.
The Creek Boys travel to Waterworks Park in Fairfield on Thursday, Sept. 12, for a 5 p.m. invitational while the Creek Girls head for Benton Community’s invitational on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m. The Clippers will join the Lightning at North Scott’s invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 17, and the Clipper girls will run in Solon’s invitational on Monday, Sept. 23, at the Solon Recreation and Nature Area.

Bob Brown Cross Country Classic, Thursday, Sept. 5, at Kickers Soccer Park, Iowa City
Girls 5k Run, JV
Team results — 1, Liberty High, 41 points, 2:09:28.83. 2, Mount Vernon-Lisbon, 53 points, 2:10:59.24. 3, Solon, 93 points, 2:16:58.95. 4, Marion, 96 points, 2:16:11.91. 5, Western Dubuque, 101 points, 2:16:27.67. 6, Monticello, 122 points, 2:19:08.62. 7, Iowa City Regina, 195 points, 2:31:29.09.
Individual results — 2, Malia Taylor, Liberty High, 24:26.3. 3, Christella Luyeye, Liberty High, 25:16.80. 8, Avery Clark, Liberty High, 25:59.43. 13, Grace Ceynar, Liberty High, 26:48. 76. 15, Sophie Faga, Liberty High, 26:57.61. 24, Aleah Rees, Liberty High, 27:59.10. 31, Tessa Miller, Liberty High, 28:18.98. 34, Olivia Smyka, Clear Creek Amana, 28:29.52. 52, Sam McPherson, Liberty High, 29:57.52. 53, Aayushma Aryal, Liberty High, 30:03.08. 56, Alexis Ponce, Clear Creek Amana, 30:11.78. 80, Isabella DiBeasi, Clear Creek Amana, 33:30.74.
Boys 5k Run, JV
Team results — 1, Liberty High, 23 points, 1:39:41.98. 2, Mount Vernon-Lisbon, 71 points, 1:42:47.35. 3, Marion, 81 points, 1:44:43.83. 4, Western Dubuque, 90 points, 1:45.05. 5, Clear Creek Amana, 118 points, 1:46:14.32. 6, Tipton, 143 points, 1:47:32.09. 7, Monticello, 226 points, 1:53:23.51. 8, Solon, 226 points, 1:53:10.28. 9, North Cedar, 264 points, 1:57:34.25. 10, Iowa City Regina, 304 points, 2:15:54.69.
Individual results — 2, Logan Nelson, Liberty High, 19:25.97. 3, Luke Thompson, Liberty High, 19:41.39. 4, Boden Bisgard, Liberty High, 19:54.44. 5, Nathan Kinzer, Liberty High, 20:04.46. 9, Sam Ross, Liberty High, 20:35.72. 11, Ethan Benedict, Liberty High, 20:44.42. 14, Dylan Niblo, Clear Creek Amana, 20:48.49. 17, Andrew Kaczka, Liberty High, 20:54.58. 19, Gavin Hayes, Liberty High, 21:02.99. 24, Cale Dawson, Clear Creek Amana, 21:10.30. 25, Ethan Fairholm, Clear Creek Amana, 21;12.83. 28, Austin Vermillion, Clear Creek Amana, 21:24.95. 35, Cash Jensen, Clear Creek Amana, 21:37.75. 37, Eric Colony, Liberty High, 21:40.47. 38, Casey Ogden, Clear Creek Amana, 21:41.48. 40, Jonathan Kamba, Liberty High, 21:42.70. 45, Maxwell Thompson, Liberty High, 22:04.56. 47, Keyan Gisleson, Clear Creek Amana, 22:06.61. 48, Konner Kenne, Clear Creek Amana, 22:07.52. 49, Nicholas Moore, Liberty High, 22:08.50. 58, Jaden Frantz, Liberty High, 22:18.44. 59, Damien Garrett, Liberty High, 22:19.60. 60, Jack Anderson, Liberty High, 22:19.92. 64, Luke Gage, Liberty High, 22:22.52. 68, Griffin Butler, Clear Creek Amana, 22:40.60. 70, Tyson Baker, Liberty High, 22:48.68. 74, Cameron Kimm, Clear Creek Amana, 23:01.61, 77, Carter Gage, Liberty High, 23:11.97. 80, Brett Lund, Clear Creek Amana, 23:26.54. 100, Ethan Long, Liberty High, 24:12.39. 102, Cal Henk, Liberty High, 24:27.03. 114, Conner Bonde, Clear Creek Amana, 25:11.47. 129, Jordan VanHorn, Clear Creek Amana, 26:04.35. 135, Timothy Welch, Liberty High, 26:20.69. 142, Eli Mallicoat, Clear Creek Amana, 27:54.06. 144, Andrew Cargin, Liberty High, 28:35.95. 147, Caden Sadler, Liberty High, 29:11.52. 149, Zachary Mosier, Liberty High, 29:30.78.
Girls 5k, Varsity
Team results — 1, Liberty High, 48 points, 1:45:22.47. 2, Solon, 76 points, 1:52:04.44. 3, Western Dubuque, 88 points, 1:51:12.25. 4, Monticello, 114 points, 1:54:47.54. 5, Marion, 135 points, 1:56:19.25. 6, Mount Vernon-Lisbon, 146 points, 1:56:47.48. 7, Iowa City Regina, 155 points, 1:57:44.10. 8, Clear Creek Amana, 189 points, 1:59:14.57. 9, Tipton, 243 points, 2:03:38.92. 10, Anamosa, 267 points, 2:10:18.30. 11, Wilton, 332 points, 2:16:48.68.
Individual results — 1, Ashlyn Keeney, Liberty High, 18:50.35. 2, Camille Mac, Liberty High, 20:20.69. 3, McKenzie Logan, Liberty High, 20:33.42. 7, Haidyn Barker, Clear Creek Amana, 21:20.84. 21, Emily Coleman, Clear Creek Amana, 22:37.22. 23, Isabelle Woody, Liberty High, 22:43.79. 25, Elizabeth Jaeger, Liberty High, 22:54.22. 35, Chaise Lange, Liberty High, 23:24.92. 50, Carly Sulwer, Liberty High, 24:25.20. 56, Lily Nicknish, Liberty High, 24:33.21. 57, Samantha Schildroth, Liberty High, 24:33.65. 63, Avery Allan, Clear Creek Amana, 24:42.91. 64, Kayla Jiras, Clear Creek Amana, 24:53.26. 68, Allie Kounkel, Clear Creek Amana, 25:30.34. 72, Karsyn Stratton, Clear Creek Amana, 25:52.21. 77, Lauren Lasswell, Clear Creek Amana, 26:17.57.
Boys 5k, Varsity
Team results — 1, Tipton, 69 points, 1:29:07.13. 2, Liberty High, 73 points, 1:29:26.77. 3, Clear Creek Amana, 73 points, 1:29:20.62. 4, Western Dubuque, 75 points, 1:29:38.07. 5, Marion, 115 points, 1:31:13.57. 6, Monticello, 199 points, 1:34:42.45. 7, Mount Vernon-Lisbon, 207, 1:34:44.87. 8, Calamus-Wheatland, 230 points, 1:38:29.11. 9, Solon, 237 points, 1:37:27.33. 10, Wilton, 264 points, 1:40:05.13. 11, Iowa City Regina, 297 points, 1:41:06.96. 12, West Liberty, 329 points, 1:45:35.48. 13, Anamosa, 332 points, 1:43:56.74.
Individual results — 2, Brandon Barker, Clear Creek Amana, 17:16.53. 3, Jack Kinzer, Liberty High, 17:19.21. 7, Gavin Zillyette, Clear Creek Amana, 17:36.78. 9, Bo Gryp, Liberty High, 17:47.22. 10, Jack Sexton, Clear Creek Amana, 17:47.88. 15, Caleb Alcorn, Clear Creek Amana, 17:53.59. 18, Caleb Schillinger, Liberty High, 18.48. 20, Peter Woodward, Liberty High, 18:06.85. 23, Christian Montover, Liberty High, 18:13.01. 40, Payton Stadler, Clear Creek Amana, 18:45.84. 45, Gavin Keeney, Liberty High, 18:55.72. 53, Shiloh Robbins, Clear Creek Amana, 19:14.01. 57, Spencer Knight, Liberty High, 19:27.64. 64, Daniel Henkle, Clear Creek Amana, 19:56.35. 76, Drayden Johnson, Clear Creek Amana, 20:29.46. 77, Tanner Tomas, Clear Creek Amana, 20:34.02.