Boys Cross Country Roundup: West High's Greiner Runner-up to Defending 4A Champ at Bobcat Invite

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Two of the top runners in the state dueled on Thursday in Marshalltown and it was the defending champion that came away victorious.

Defending Class 4A state champion Tim Sindt of Ankeny pulled away to win the 45th Bobcat Invitational in front of runner-up Kolby Greiner of West High Thursday at the Marshalltown Cross Country Course.

Sindt won the title in 15:39 while Greiner edged West Des Moines Dowling junior Will Ode for second in a time of 16:12.

The runner-up finish by Greiner helped West High to a sixth-place team finish with 168 points.

Top-ranked West Des Moines Dowling had four runners place in the top 10 and rolled to the team title with 45 points, 57 better than runner-up Waukee.

Pleasant Valley was third with 109, Dubuque Hempstead was fourth with 145 and Ankeny was fifth with 161 points.

Ken Wilbur placed 34th for West High in 17:20 while teammate Yousif Salama was 42nd in 1728 and Will Conrad was 44th in 17:29.

45th Bobcat Invite

At Marshalltown Cross Country Course

Boys Results

Team scores – 1. West Des Moines Dowling 45; 2. Waukee 102; 3. Pleasant Valley 109; 4. Dubuque Hempstead 145; 5. Ankeny 161; 6. West High 168; 7. Ankeny Centennial 192; 8. West Des Moines Valley 197; 9. Cedar Falls 246; 10. Johnston 295; 11. Ames 302; 12. Dubuque Senior 321; 13. Southeast Polk 331; 14. Urbandale 336; 15. Des Moines Roosevelt 395; 16. Mason City 485; 17. Marshalltown 513; 18. Dike-New Hartford 574; 19. BCLUW 597; 20. Waterloo West 609; 21. East Marshall 614; 22. GMG 680; 23. AGWSR 686; 24. Fort Dodge 711

Individual leaders – 1. Tim Sindt (ANK) 15:39; 2. Kolby Greiner (ICW) 16:12; 3. Will Ode (WDD) 16:12; 4. Sam Hall (WDD) 16:20; 5. Gabriel Vicker (AC) 16:25; 6. Payton Marrs (URB) 16:28; 7. Cole Schroeder (WDD) 16:30; 8. Moe Smith (WAU) 16:31; 9. Carter Owen (WDV) 16:40; 10. Zach Fry (WDD) 16:41

West High – 2. Kolby Greiner 16:12; 34. Ken Wilbur 17:20; 42. Yousif Salama 17:28; 44. Will Conrad 17:29; 46. Raymond Yang 17:31; 78. Alex Wang 18:07; 101. Ian Prescott 18:34