Cross Country Roundup: Conway and Bock Lead Solon at Hillcrest Academy Invitational

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Solon had a pair of runners finish in the top 15 on its way to a third-place team finish on Monday at the Hillcrest Academy Invitational in Kalona.

Kiersten Conway placed seventh in 20:45.21 and Emma Bock was 14th in 21:21.23 as Class 3A ninth-ranked Solon placed third with 94 points.

Class 2A top-ranked Mid-Prairie won the team title with 45 points followed by second-ranked Williamsburg with 55 points.

Class 1A sixth-ranked Regina was sixth with 146 points.

Freshman Mary Fiala placed 20th for Solon in a time of 21:49.28 while Meghan O’Neill was 23rd in 22:12.28.

Mya Whitaker placed 21st in a time of 21:52.29 to lead Regina while Annalee Bartels was 22nd in 21:57.74 and Josie Voss was 27th in 22:21.92.

Marie Hostetler won the individual title in 18:40.03.

Hillcrest Academy Invitational

Team scores – 1. Mid-Prairie 45; 2. Williamsburg 55; 3. Solon 94; 4. Pella 120; 5. Mount Pleasant 123; 6. Regina 146; 7. Danville 220; 8. Montezuma 246; 9. Lynnville-Sully 252; 10. Washington 296; 11. North Mahaska 308; 12. Fairfield 313; 13. Hillcrest Academy 313

Individual leaders – 1. Marie Hostetler (M-P) 18:40.03; 2. Abby Ryon (MTP) 19:57.16; 3. Caroline McMartin (PEL) 20:14.18; 4. Addison Parrott (DAN) 20:26.55; 5. Mitzi Evans (M-P) 20:32.18; 6. Grace Schaefer (WIL) 20:42.67; 7. Kiersten Conway (SOL) 20:45.21; 8. Cheyenne Shaw (NM) 20:49.77; 9. Megan Rathjen (WIL) 20:55.47; 10. Abbagail Evans (M-P) 21:01.62; 11. Ana Fleming (M-P) 21:02.73; 12. Ruth Jennings (WIL) 21:08.78; 13. Taylor Winegarden (WIL) 21:10.18; 14. Emma Bock (SOL) 21:21.23; 15. Kendra Eichhorn (WIL) 21:25.04

Solon – 7. Kiersten Conway 20:45.21; 14. Emma Bock 21:21.23; 20. Mary Fiala 21:49.28; 23. Meghan O’Neill 22:12.28; 30. Nicole Shafer 22:29.03; 34. Kaia Holtkamp 22:38.83; 35. Ella Duster 22:44.98

Regina – 21. Mya Whitaker 21:52.29; 22. Annalee Bartels 21:57.74; 27. Josie Voss 22:21.92; 28. Kennedy Scott 22:23.66; 48. Josie Pursley 23:48.82; 59. Claire Gaarde 24:51.48; 63. Allison Hein 25:14.64

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Solon Places Fifth at Hillcrest Academy Invite

Sophomore Gabe Hinman placed eighth at the Hillcrest Academy Invitational on Saturday in Kalona to lead Solon to a fifth-place team finish.

Hinman finished eighth in a time of 17:57.95 to help the Spartans finish fifth with 129 points.

Class 3A seventh-ranked Pella won the team title with 40 points followed by 2A No. 5 Williamsburg with 73 points and 2A eighth-ranked Danville with 90 points.

2A No. 7 Mid-Prairie was fourth with 125 followed by Solon. Regina was eighth with 213 points.

Ben DeValk placed 23rd in 18:52.41 and Tyler Bilskie was 30th in 19:11.52 for Solon.

Joe Maley finished 26th in 18:55.87 to lead Regina while teammate Ethan Boileau was 31st in 19:26.47.

Hillcrest Academy Invitational

Team scores – 1. Pella 40; 2. Williamsburg 73; 3. Danville 90; 4. Mid-Prairie 125; 5. Solon 129; 6. Washington 157; 7. Fairfield 186; 8. Regina 213; 9. Mount Pleasant 233; 10. Fort Madison Holy Trinity 283; 11. Lynnville-Sully 322; 12. North Mahaska 325; 13. Hillcrest Academy 352

Individual leaders – 1. Josiah Wittenberg (PEL) 17:34.74; 2. Ty Carr (DAN) 17:37.82; 3. Alexander Julian (DAN) 17:38.55; 4. Kaiden Royster (WIL) 17:42.12; 5. Matt Hellige (HT) 17:47.84; 6. Tony Schmitz (PEL) 17:52.74; 7. Evan Horak (WAS) 17:54.35; 8. Gabe Hinman (SOL) 17:57.95; 9. Cutler Turner (PEL) 17:58.5; 10. Harrison Garber (WIL) 18:04.32; 11. Thomas Gaul (PEL) 18:04.69; 12. Lance Sobaski (WAS) 18:19.05; 13. Mason Johnston (PEL) 18:19.52; 14. Jamison Stutzman (M-P) 18:25.04; 15. Chandler Hershberger (M-P) 18:28.46

Solon – 8. Gabe Hinman 17:57.95; 23. Ben DeValk 18:52.41; 30. Tyler Bilskie 19:11.52; 32. Nate Ferguson 19:17.25; 36. Noelan Garbes 19:40.04; 48. Ty Becicka 20:11.4; 58. Ethan McLaughlin 20:50.23

Regina – 26. Joe Maley 18:55.87; 31. Ethan Boileau 19:16.47; 38. Andrew Miller 19:45.49; 57. Evan Lacina 20:48.83; 61. Adam Boblenz 20:55.5; 62. Nick Kratz 21:12.05; 64. Jacob Barnett 21:24.11

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