Cascade had a strong showing at the Center Point-Urbana Invitational Sept. 24 where the varsity boys finished third and the girls fifth at the meet held at the Bob Bowers Athletic Complex in Center Point.
“I thought we ran well receiving five individual medals and the third-place medal for the boys team,” coach Bob Davidshofer said. “Our times weren’t as good as the previous meet, but there was a very strong wind that affected our performances.”
Cole Miller was Cascade’s lead runner placing 10th in 19:05. Adam Knepper was 11th (19:06), Carson Nauman 15th (19:18), Max Nadeau 31st (21:09) and Tyler Kaalberg 33rd (21:11) rounded out the counting five.
Also running for Cascade were Sam Noonan 37th (21:17), Dane Bertling 40th (21:27), Jonah Manternach 41st (21:32), Vic Kauder 45th, Davis Manternach 46th (21:58), Tyson Hill 49th (22:03), Sean Pry 58th (22:49), Ben Boffeli 64th (23:05), Gavin Foust-Wollenburg 77th (25:02) and Peter Noonan 94th (28:37).
Center Point-Urbana won the boys team title with 27 points. Marion was second (34), Cascade third (92), Anamosa fourth (94), Edgewood-Colesburg fifth (159), North Linn sixth (162) and Springville-Central City seventh (167).
Emma Ostwinkle raced her way to fifth place in the girls varsity race in 22:23. Harley Bradtke-Stelken was 18th (24:31), Grace Rhomberg 26th (25:21), Lilly Topping 42nd (27:39) and Grace Bower 45th (28:01).
Marion took home the girls team title with 53 points. Center Point-Urbana was second (58), Springville-Central City third (71), North Linn fourth (79), Cascade fifth (108) and Hillcrest Academy sixth (136).
“There weren’t junior varsity races so everyone ran a varsity one,” Davidshofer said. “Cole, Adam, Tyler and Max showed the most improvement for the boys and Emma and Harley for the girls.
“The girls team was again without Rachel Rhomberg due to a leg injury. I’m hopeful she’ll be back in the near future to give the team more depth,” he added.