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Liberty boys, Ashlyn Keeney, Cami Mac and Cori Mac qualify for state XC meet

BETTENDORF– The Liberty High varsity boys cross country team qualified for the 2020 Class 4A state meet for the second time in school history Wednesday, Oct. 21, in a qualifying meet at Crow Creek Park, in Bettendorf. The Lightning took the runner-up spot behind team champion Cedar Rapids Prairie (35 points) with 51 points. The Bolts qualified as a team for the first time last year with a third-place finish, also behind Prairie (last year’s district champion).
Bo Gryp led Liberty with a seventh-place finish in 16:48 and was the first of five Bolts to qualify individually for state, as well as qualifying as a team. Aidan Decker was eighth in 16:48, Jack Kinzer took 10th in 16:55, Caleb Schillinger was 12th in 16:59 and Christian Montover was 14th in 17:00.
The Liberty Girls just missed punching the team ticket to Fort Dodge as Bettendorf took the third team spot with 68 points to the Lightning’s 69. Pleasant Valley won the meet to qualify, topping runner-up Cedar Rapids Praire, 54-57.
Junior Ashlyn Keeney will make her third trip to state after winning the race in 19:00 for the individual title. Cami Mac and Cori Mac join Keeney as Cami was fifth in 19:37 and Cori finished in 20:14. The Bolts sent three girls last year: Keeney, Cami Mac and McKenzie Logan. Logan was 24th in 20:59, with the top 15 finishers advancing.
The 2020 Class 4A state meet is set for Friday, Oct. 30, at 10:30 a.m. (girls) and 11 a.m. (boys) at the Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge.

2020 Class 4A State Qualifying Meet at Crow Creek Park in Bettendorf
Boys team results— 1, Cedar Rapids Prairie, 35 (Q). 2, Liberty High, 51 (Q). 3, Pleasant Valley, 52 (Q). 4, Bettendorf, 107. 5, North Scott, 128. 6, Davenport Central, 194. 7, Davenport North, 219. 8, Burlington, 224. 9, Davenport West, 242.
Individual results— 7, Bo Gryp, 16:48 (Q). 8, Aidan Decker, 16:48 (Q). 10, Jack Kinzer, 16:55 (Q). 12, Caleb Schillinger, 16:59. 14, Christian Montover, 17:00 (Q). 16, Gavin Keeney, 17:16. 18, Jordan Robinson, 17:23.
Girls team results— 1, Pleasant Valley, 54 (Q). 2, Cedar Rapids Prairie, 57 (Q). 3, Bettendorf, 68 (Q). 4, Liberty High, 69. 5, North Scott, 138. 6, Davenport Central, 164. 7, Davenport West, 184. 8, Davenport North, 192.
Individual results — 1, Ashlyn Keeney, 19:00 (Q). 5, Camille Mac, 19:37 (Q). 12, Cori Mac, 20:14 (Q). 24, McKenzie Logan, 20:59. 27, Chaise Lange, 21:22. 30, Grace Ceynar, 21:33. 32, Malia Taylor, 21:38.