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Thomas Jefferson's Aidan Booton, shown at last weekend's Lewis Central invitational, was the top city boys finisher on Tuesday.

WEST DES MOINES – Thomas Jefferson and Lewis Central tested themselves Tuesday against some of Iowa’s best cross-country runners, and the coaches for both teams came away satisified.

The Yellow Jacket boys finished ninth and L.C. 11th in the 17-team West Des Moines Valley meet won by the host team, ranked ninth in the coaches’ latest 4-A ratings. On the girls’ side, T.J. was ninth and L.C. 11th out of 13 teams. Top-ranked Johnston took the team title.

“We had some great competition running against us,” T.J. coach Doug Muehlig said. “I thought our boys would get somewhere around 10th or 12th, and we got ninth, so I’m happy about that.”

Aidan Booton led the Jackets in 17th place, and teammate Wimach Gilo also medaled in 26th.

“150 kids ran; that’s a lot of bodies.”

For L.C., Nathan Sell medaled with a 37th-place finish.

“I thought we ran well,” L.C. coach Taylor May said. “It’s always a tough meet. There’s some great competition in the Des Moines area. I was glad to have two kids medal.”

The other Titan medalist was Haley Bach, who led city runners with a 21st place finish.

GIRLS

Team scoring: 1, Johnston 43; 2, WDM Valley 63; 3, Waukee 82; 4, Ankeny Centennial 123; 5, Dallas Center-Grimes 147, 6, Norwalk 180; 7, Indianola 189; 8, Ames 194; 9, Thomas Jefferson 245; 10, Marshalltown 276; 11, Lewis Central 291; 12, ADM 351; 13, Des Moines Lincoln 427.

Top five finishers: 1, Camille Jackson, Ames, 19:47; 2, Helen Gould, Valley, 20:25; 3, Samantha Strauss, Johnston, 20:37; 4, Phoebe Hermanson, Marshalltown, 20:45; 5, Avery Kamienski, Johnston, 20:45.

Thomas Jefferson results: 41, Amelie Quartier, 22:38; 46, Suzie Miller, 22:48; 47, Morgan Gant, 22:48; 48, Jasmine Ramos, 22:51; 63, Abby Evers, 24:09; 65, Hannah Belt, 24:26; 80, Regan Gant, 26:19.

Lewis Central results: 21, Haley Bach, 21:29; 58, Isabella Smith, 23:47; 68, Natalie Smith, 24:36; 71, Emma Christenson, 24:39; 73, Ella Humlicek, 24:54; 77, Kylee Dunphy, 25:58; 78, Hannah Estrada, 26:04.

BOYS

Team scoring: 1, WDM Valley 51; 2, Ankeny Centennial 83; 3, Ames 84; 4, Johnston 139; 5, Southeast Polk 140; 6, Indianola 163; 7, Dallas Center-Grimes 202; 8, Des Moines Roosevelt 203; 9, Thomas Jefferson 252; 10, Waukee 291; 11, Lewis Central 309; 12, ADM 329; 13, Marshalltown 359; 14, Des Moines East 370; 15, Des Moines Lincoln 390; 16, Norwalk 393; 17, Des Moines North 502.

Top five finishers: 1, Gabriel Vicker, Ankeny Centennial, 16:45; 2, Drake Hanson, Southeast Polk, 16:54; 3, Eric Baldus, Indianola, 16:58; 4, Richy Salas, Valley, 17:05; 5, Carter Owen, Valley, 17:08.

Thomas Jefferson finishers:

17, Aidan Booton, 17:39; 26, Wimach Gilo, 17:46; 48, Juan Carlos Martinez, 18:15; 75, Gage Belt, 18:59; 86, Hunter Ryba, 19:29; 88, Bryan Aguilera, 19:33; 89, Beayha Gilo, 19:34

Lewis Central finishers: 37, Nathan Sell, 18:02; 50, Connor Lancial, 18:20; 63, Cael Woltmann, 18:43; 77, Josh Sell, 19:03; 82, Tyler Ruiz, 19:13; 105, Adam Mortensen, 20:38; 106, Luke Meyer, 20:39.

St. Albert boys third at AHSTW

AVOCA – Atlantic’s boys and girls swept the team titles in the AHSTW Co-Ed Cross-Country Meet on Tuesday at the Avoca Golf and Country Club.

St. Albert’s boys took third, with three top-15 medalists led by fourth-place finisher Bennett Heisterkamp. Leo Garrigan was seventh, and Jack Eickholt, running in his first meet of the year, was 12th.

“They ran very well,” St. Albert coach Russ Sindelar said. “Atlantic and Red Oak made us run a little more intense.

He said Eickholt has missed earlier meets because of ACT and vacation.

For the girls, top runner Gracie Springman did not finish because of hydration, and the Saintes had no team score.

Freshman Brenna Smith was the top St. Albert finisher, in 18th.

“Brenna’s just kind of the consistent wheel that keeps turning,” Sindelar said. “I was glad to see that the girls didn’t slow down without Gracie’s leadership.”

BOYS

Team scoring: 1, Atlantic 44; 2, Red Oak 59; 3, St. Albert 70; 4, Treynor 77; 5, Riverside 112; 6, Woodbine 143; 7, AHSTW 231; 8, Logan-Magnolia 233; 9, Southwest Valley 275.

Top 15 medalists: 1, Jerry Jorgenson, T, 17:09; 2, Jalen Petersen, A, 18:06; 3, Brad Dennis, A, 18:17; 4, Bennett Heisterkamp, SA, 18:25; 5, Evan Brummer, A, 18:29; 6, Baylor Bergren, RO, 18:56; 7, Leo Garrigan, SA, 19:00; 8, Sam Ross, RO, 19:09; 9, Derrick Thompson, T, 19:12; 10, Adam Sherer, W, 19:31; 11, Clayton Spies, R, 19:33: 12, Jack Eickholt, SA, 19:33; 13, Connor Koppa, RO, 19:38; 14, Avery Graham, RO, 19:42; 15, Cooper Jipsen, A, 19:44.

Other St. Albert finishers: 17, Luke Blaha, 19:51; 30, Hadyn Piskorski, 20:49; 37, Jonah Churchill, 21:17; 39, 47, Zane Collett, 21:33; 54, Adyn Hill, 21:51; 65, Ian Sommerville, 22:16; 71, Alex Gast, 22:28; 72, Nick Lee, 22:29

GIRLS

Team scoring: 1, Atlantic 28; 2, Logan-Magnolia 46; 3, AHSTW 96; 4, Treynor 130; 5, Southwest Valley 140; 6, Exira-EHK 149; 7, Audubon 168; 8, Red Oak 174.

Top 15 medalists: 1, Taylor McCreedy, A, 19:46; 2, Courtney Sporrer, L-M, 20:37; 3, Taylor Sporrer, L-M, 20:41; 4, Tori Castle, T, 21:19; 5, Alexis Post, R, 21:56; 6, Karsyn Rush, A, 21:58; 7, Ashley Wendt, A, 22:04; 8, Madison Botos, A, 22:22; 9, Violet Lapke, L-M, 22:29; 10, Pluma Pross, A, 22:40; 11, Hannah Thygesen, Au, 22:47; 12, Addie DeArment, A, 23:00; 13, Chloe Falkena, AHSTW, 23:13; 14, Erica Nolting, L-M, 23:27; 15, Katie Saluk, A, 23:28.

St. Albert results: 18, Brenna Smith, 23:44; 39, Athena Arculeo, 25:54; 45, Emma Gardner, 26:39; 63, Abi Sherbondy, 29:49

Wallis leads Hawkeye girls

MOVILLE – West Harrison’s girls finished eighth Tuesday in the Woodbury Central cross-country invitational at Meadows Golf Course.

Sioux City East’s girls and Sergeant Bluff-Luton’s boys won the team titles. Kaia Downs of East won the 5-kilometer race in 19 minutes, 42 seconds. Will Roder of Le Mars Gehlen won the boys race in 17:10.

Three West Harrison boys ran, not enough for a team score.

West Harrison results:

BOYS

69, Brayden Jaeckel, 24:35; 72, Hunter Hansen, WH, 25:01; 75, Aaron Peterson, 25:53.

GIRLS

46, Sage Wallis, 26:56; 47, Kali Peasley, 26.59; 51, Sabrina Rife, 27:39; 54, Brilee Jaeckel, 28:05; 56, Jayden Kraft, 28:30; 57, Kasey Lewis, 29:47; 61, Beatriz Palmero, 30:24

Prep Volleyball

St. Albert 3, Creston 0

Teamwork and scrappy defense got the job done for St. Albert on Tuesday night in a Hawkeye Ten sweep of Creston.

Coach Angie Lantz called it “a great team win.” For example, five Saintes had at least seven digs in the match.

“They had a really nice big hitter across the net, so we were doing what we try to do and keep the ball in play,” Lantz said.

Creston sophomore Kelsey Fields led her team with 11 kills.

Senior Alesha Johnson and junior Olivia Barnes combined for 37 assists for St. Albert. “Both setters pretty evenly distributed the ball well.” Lantz said.

Creston (6-2) 18 16 13

St. Albert (9-4) 25 25 25

St. Albert: Kills: Allie Petry 14, Bailey White 9, Olivia Barnes 7, Bel Pershing 6, Jordyn Blaha 4, Veronica Svajgl 3, Aces: Emily Recher 2, Petry 2, White 1, Barnes 1. Blocks: White 1, Set sssists: Alesha Johnson 19, Barnes 18, Maggie Wettengel 3, Digs: Wettengel 16, Barnes 11, Petry 11, Johsnon 7, Recher 7, Svajgl 3, Pershing 2, White 1.

S.C. Heelan 3, Thomas Jefferson 0

SIOUX CITY – A promising start faded for Thomas Jefferson in the Missouri River Conference match.

T.J. led for the opening set until Heelan caught them at 19-19 and went on to the win.

Scores were 25-20, 25-10, 25-11.

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“It was rough at the end,” coach Bonnie Clinch said. “I think we saw our potential tonight. Hopefully we can play at that level for a whole match.”

Thomas Jefferson 20 10 11

S.C. Heelan 25 25 25

T.J. statistics: Kills: Liz Elkins 6, Ashley Knecht 3, Ria Stanfield 4, Ellie Perrine 1, Akaysha Cole 1. Aces: Chloe Alley 2, Torrie Rief 2, Knecht 1. Blocks: Tyanna Carey 2, Elkins 1, Jenna Midkiff 1, Stanfield 1. Set assists: Midkiff 12, Rief 1, Faith Christensen 1. Digs: Knecht 4, Christensen 5, Rief 10, Elkins 1, Midkiff 6, Stanfield 1, Alley 4, Perrine 1.

Underwood 3, Logan-Magnolia 1

UNDERWOOD – Underwood dropped the third set before coming back to top Logan-Magnolia in Western Iowa Conference play.

Lo-Ma 21 17 25 19

Underwood 25 25 18 25

Logan-Magnolia leaders: Kills: Alexis Christians 12, Jaice Johnsen 6, Kylie Morrison 6, Ruby Nolting 6. Aces: Emilie Thompson 4, Courtney Ohl 1, Johnsen 1, Ashley Christians 1. Blocks: Alexis Christians 2, Johnsen 1, Ohl 1. Set assists: Ashlyn Doiel 17, Emme Lake 17. Digs: Morrison 17, Ashley Christians 10, Johnsen 10.

AHSTW 3, IKM-Manning 0

AVOCA — The Vikings survived a third-set scare for the win.

“We were down 24-19 in the third and came back to win,” coach Kelsey Muxfeldt said. “It was nice to come out, play together, and play our tempo and style of game.”

Senior Katie Anzalone served six aces.

IKM-Manning (7-6) 14 19 27

AHSTW (10-2) 25 25 29

AHSTW leaders: Kills: Kinsey Sheffler 11, Kate Wise 6. Aces: Katie Anzalone 6, Wise 5. Blocks: Madison Simonsen 5, Anzalone 3. Set Assists: Kyley Nelson 11, Ally Meyers 6. Digs: Paige Osweiler 6, Baylee Meyers 3.

Carroll Kuemper 3, Harlan 0

CARROLL – Class 3-A No. 1 Kuemper swept the Hawkeye Ten Conference match.

Harlan 20 21 18

C. Kuemper 25 25 25

Harlan stat leaders: Kills: Macie Leinen 6, Hayley Hopkins 3, Anna Ahrenholtz 3, Olivia Petersen 3. Aces: Lindsey Andersen 3, Haley Manz 2. Blocks: Petersen 2, Leinen 2. Set assists; Kara Weis 15. Digs: Hopkins 9, Ashley Hall 9.

Prep Swimming

Atlantic 95, Council Bluffs 50

Atlantic won 10 of 11 events Tuesday in the dual win at Kirn Middle School.

Council Bluffs freshman Kaitlyn Redding won the 200 individual medley.

“It was a really gutsy one,” C.B. coach Bob Hansen said. “She was a little faster going in, got a good turn out on the 50 fly, her backstroke was smooth, but the breaststroke was where she really jumped out. And then her freestyle took her on by.”

Top CB finishers:

200 medley relay, 2, Savannah Macklin, Amirah Rosas, Kaitlyn Redding, Kaylee Rothmeyer, 2:35.19, 200 freestyle, 3, Emma Vodicka 3:31.6, 200 IM, 1, Redding, 2:50.11, 50 freestyle, 3, Rothmeyer, 32.88, 100 butterfly, 2, Redding, 1:23.42, 100 freestyle, 4, Rosas, 1:25.68, 400 freestyle, 2, Maddie Redmond, 7:58.48, 200 freestyle relay, 2, Council Bluffs (Rosas, Rothmeyer, Macklin, Redding, 2:17.26, 100 backstroke, 3, Macklin, 1:30.88, 100 breaststroke, 2, Rothmeyer, 1:54.17, 400 freestyle relay, 2, Katelyn Gwennap, Maddie Redmond, Abygail Holcomb, Emma Vodicka, 1:44.56.

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