Ram cross country teams miss qualifying for state meet
Greene County’s cross country teams participated in the state qualifiying meet at Panorama Golf Course on Oct. 23, but did not advance any runners to the state cross country meet on November 1. The top three teams qualify, as do the top 10 individuals. The Ram girls team finished fourth with 93 points and was without sophomore Olivia Hansen who collapsed during the race and received medical attention while her team mates were finishing the race. Hansen, who was the team’s top runner in every meet this season, was seen at the hospital, but was released. North Polk was first in the 2A girls team competition with 58 points. Other teams who qualified for the state meet from the Panorama site were Red Oak with 76 points, and West Central Valley with 82. None of Greene County’s runners finished in the top 10. Amelia Lesher from North Polk won the 2A race. Emily Christensen, who was the first Ram runner to cross the finish line, placed 12th.
The Ram boys team finished with 201 points and placed eighth out of the 14 teams competing. Red Oak took first place with 54 points. Other boys teams in the field that advanced to state were Shenandoah who had 62 points and Southeast Valley (Gowrie) who had 97 points. Austin Feller from Shenandoah won the boys 2A race. Logan Egeland was Greene County’s top male runner in the competition and finished 13th. More details and official times will be published in Thursday’s Herald.