Cascade had a great day at the Tipton Cross Country Invitational Sept. 10. Although the Cougars didn’t have complete teams in three of the four races, they had several solid individual finishes.
“Everyone gave a great effort on a very hot and humid day,” coach Bob Davidshofer said.
Cole Miller was the lead Cougar in the boys varsity race. He clocked in at 18:45 for 16th place. Jonah Manternach finished 34th (20:03), Sam Noonan 51st (20:49) and Dane Bertling 54th (20:53).
Emma Ostwinkle led Cascade with a 10th-place finish in the girls varsity race with a time of 21:54. Rachel Rhomberg was 24th (23:33) and Harley Bradtke 32nd (24:25).
“I thought both the boys and girls varsity made good improvements from the meet last year,” Davidshofer said. “Cole and Sam improved by nearly a minute and Emma improved by nearly two minutes.
“The girls varsity is in the process of rebuilding. I’m hopeful they’ll be able to field a full team in the near future,” he added.
In the girls junior varsity race, Grace Rhomberg led the Cougars with a second-place finish in 23:34. Grace Bower was 11th (26:12) and Lilly Topping 17th (26:59).
Adam Knepper had a big day winning the junior varsity boys race in 18:36. Vic Kauder was 11th (20:53), Tyson Hill 12th (20:58), Tyler Kaalberg 15th (21:12), Max Nadeau 18th (21:19), Davis Manternach 19th (21:21), Sean Pry 29th (22:29), Gavin Foust-Wollenberg 73rd (25:54) and Peter Noonan 90th (28:23).
“The boys junior varsity ran well and should be able to help the varsity in the near future,” Davidshofer said.
Tipton won the boys junior varsity title with 23 points. Cascade was second (53), Solon third (58), Central DeWitt fourth (108), Northeast fifth (137), Iowa City Regina sixth (178) and Wapello seventh (35).