A new course didn’t faze A-D-M, as the boys’ cross country team came away with a second-place finish at the Tiger Invitational on Monday in Adel.
The Tiger girls claimed a third-place finish.
The meet was moved from its original home at River Valley Golf Course to the Hillcrest Country Club, a hilly, nine-hole course on the east edge of Adel. The high school courses, however, were shorter than usual. The girls’ course was about a quarter of a mile short. The boys’ was three-eighths of a mile shorter.
The A-D-M boys got a third-place finish from Joshua Berger, who crossed the line in 15 minutes, 29 seconds. He was followed by Scott Clabough (13th place in 16:25), Kyle Ferguson (15th in 16:29), Trevor Danner (23rd in 16:56) and Trevor Harsh (25th in 16:59). Mark Sinnwell, who was 28th, and Connor Slater, who was 39th, rounded out the lineup.
A-D-M finished with a team score of 79, trailing only7 Saydel, which put two runners in the top four to win with a 73.
Van Meter came away with a sixth-place team finish. Austin Dunbar was seventh in 15:49, James Orf was 21st in 16:46, David Brangoccio was 30th in 17:11 and Ty Thomas was 35th in 17:28. Also competing were Michael Kinley, who was 41st, and Will Seiler, who was 47th.
The Tiger girls were led by sophomore Brianna Mueller, whose time of 15:27 was second only to Abby Kohut-Jackson of Ballard, who finished in 13:39. Erin Person was 12th in 16:24, Danielle JAmes was 23rd in 17:29, Jenny Wicks was 26th in 17:45, Jessica Gard was 32nd in 18:10, Erica Baier was 38th in 18:49 and Mackenzie Fuller finished 49th in 20:30.
A-D-M finished with a team score of 92, behind Ballard’s 55 and West Central Valley’s 71. The Wildcats got a third-place finish from Shelby Hunemiller and an eighth-place finish by Abbey Harris.
The Van Meter girls’ team fielded just four runners and was led by Sarah Koch’s 19th-place finish in 16:55. Maddie Allen (19:07) and Grace Seiler (19:14) finished 43rd and 44th, and Melinda Davis was 52nd.