Girls Cross Country Roundup: Solon Second at WAMAC Meet

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Solon continues to climb the leaderboard at the WAMAC cross country meet.

The Spartans followed up a third-place finish last season with a runner-up performance at the WAMAC Conference meet on Thursday at South Tama High School.

Freshman Emma Bock finished second and sophomore Kiersten Conway was eighth as Solon finished with 85 points.

Class 2A No. 2 Williamsburg won the team title with 67 points while Solon was second and Marion edged defending champion Benton Community by one point to finish third.

Clear Creek Amana placed ninth with 238 points.

Bock was second in 19:45.3 finishing behind only Center Point-Urbana Adrianna Katcher who won the individual title in 18:47.9.

Conway was eighth in 20:26.3 and Meghan O’Neill was 22nd in 21:10.4 for the Spartans.

Kaylie Barker led Clear Creek Amana with a 25th place finish in a time of 21:17.9.

WAMAC Conference Meet

Girls Results

Team scores – 1. Williamsburg 67; 2. Solon 85; 3. Marion 103; 4. Benton Community 104; 5. Mount Vernon-Lisbon 141; 6. Center Point-Urbana 176; 7. Central DeWitt 186; 8. Vinton-Shellsburg 237; 9. Clear Creek Amana 238; 10. Independence 264; 11. South Tama 266; 12. Dyersville Beckman 279; 13. West Delaware 345; 14. Maquoketa 386

Individual leaders – 1. Adrianna Katcher (CPU) 18:47.9; 2. Emma Bock (SOL) 19:45.3; 3. Kay Fett (V-S) 19:45.5; 4. Aubrey Frey (MV-L) 19:57.3; 5. Hallie Kephart (MAR) 20:02.8; 6. Corinna Dittmer (MAR) 20:07.9; 7. Megan Rathjen (WIL) 20:18.6; 8. Kiersten Conway (SOL) 20:26.3; 9. Grace Schaefer (WIL) 20:27.9; 10. Abby Rinderknecht (BC) 20:28.1; 11. Hailee Ricklefs (BC) 20:34.5; 12. Taylor Winegarden (WIL) 20:39.1; 13. Callie Frakes (ST) 20:41.7; 14. Kora Katcher (CPU) 20:43.6; 15. Emma Squiers (DB) 20:47.9

Solon – 2. Emma Bock 19:45.3; 8. Kiersten Conway 20:26.3; 22. Meghan O’Neill 21:10.4; 24. Kaia Holtkamp 21:17.1; 29. Nicole Shafer 21:30.2; 30. Erin Kerkhoff 21:37.2; 46. Ella Duster 22:45

Clear Creek Amana – 25. Kaylie Barker 21:17.9; 43. Madeline Fox 22:35.1; 50. Kayla Jiras 22:52.4; 55. Emily Coleman 22:58.7; 65. Allie Kounkel 23:20.4; 81. Lauren Lasswell 24:52.5

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