Cross Country Roundup: Clear Creek Amana Edges No. 2 Carlisle to Win Oskaloosa Invte

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For the second week in a row Clear Creek Amana has an impressive performance to best a second-ranked team and claim a team title.

A week after cruising to the team title at the Tipton Invitational in front of Class 2A second-ranked Tipton 3A fourth-ranked Clear Creek Amana edged No. 2 Carlisle for the team crown at the Oskaloosa Invite on Tuesday in Oskaloosa.

Clear Creek Amana had four runners place in the top 10 while claiming the team title at the 17-team meet with 42 points, seven better than second-ranked Carlisle.

Sixth-ranked Grinnell was third with 151 points followed by Ballard with 158 and Williamsburg with 177.

Jack Sexton finished second in a time of 17:23 to pace Clear Creek Amana while Nick O’Connor was fifth in 17:52.2.

Brandon Barker was seventh in 17:53.1 and senior Cole Liebe rounded out the top-10 finishers for the Clippers placing 10th in 18:09.4.

Caleb Alcorn added an 18th place finish in 18:38.9.

Carter Huyser of Oskaloosa won the individual title in 17:18.2.

Oskaloosa Invite

Boys Results

Team scores – 1. Clear Creek Amana 42; 2. Carlisle 49; 3. Grinnell 151; 4. Ballard 158; 5. Williamsburg 177; 6. Fairfield 184; 7. Oskaloosa 193; 8. Albia 209; 9. Davis County 209; 10. Ottumwa 235; 11. Winterset 260; 12. Newton 272; 13. Pella Christian 304; 14. Knoxville 366; 15. Chariton 431; 16. Centerville 446; 17. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 514

Individual Leaders – 1. Carter Huyser (OSK) 17:18.2; 2. Jack Sexton (CCA) 17:23; 3. Kolby Fritz (CAR) 17:38; 4. Kenny Cronin (DC) 17:45; 5. Nick O’Connor (CCA) 17:52.2; 6. Kyle Miller (CAR) 17:53.1; 7. Brandon Barker (CCA) 17:53.1; 8. Landon Noe (ALB) 18:05.1; 9. Carter Logue (CAR) 18:05.7; 10. Cole Liebe (CCA) 18:09.4

Clear Creek Amana – 2. Jack Sexton 17:23; 5. Nick O’Connor 17:52.2; 7. Brandon Barker 17:53.1; 10. Cole Liebe 18:09.4; 18. Caleb Alcorn 18:38.9; 29. Kaden McAreavy 19:06.3; 53. Brandon McCarty 19:45.1

Clear Creek Amana Girls Place 14th at Oskaloosa

Clear Creek Amana placed 14th at the Oskaloosa Invitational on Tuesday in Oskaloosa.

Class 3A third-ranked Ballard won the team title with 64 points while No. 12 Grinnell was second with 73 points and No. 10 Carlisle was third with 79.

Clear Creek Amana placed 14th with 322 points.

Kaylie Barker led the Clippers finishing 22nd in a time of 22:42.2.

Oskaloosa Invite

Girls Results

Team scores – 1. Ballard 64; 2. Grinnell 73; 3. Carlisle 79; 4. Williamsburg 113; 5. Ottumwa 151; 6. Winterset 181; 7. Oskaloosa 206; 8. Newton 233; 9. Fairfield 260; 10. Chariton 301; 11. Knoxville 308; 12. Davis County 312; 13. Albia 319; 14. Clear Creek Amana 322; 15. Centerville 337; 16. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 421

Individual leaders – 1. Ainsley Erzen (CAR) 19:20.7; 2. Megan Sievers (CAR) 20:35.3; 3. Ashley Bloomquist (FAI) 20:41.4; 4. Ellie Twedt (BAL) 20:53.7; 5. Mary Blanchard (GRI) 20:56; 6. Rachel Rhoads (NEW) 21:05.9; 7. Carollin Mellin (OTT) 21:27.8; 8. Abby Noonan (CAR) 21:30.1; 9. Darci Wiseman (WIN) 21:34.5; 10. Megan Rathjen (WIL) 21:36

Clear Creek Amana – 22. Kaylie Barker 22:42.2; 50. Madeline Fox 24:43.5; 70. Allie Kounkel 25:45; 80. Emily Coleman 26:12.3; 100. Olivia Smyka 29:36.5

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