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Waukee girls fourth, boys sixth at six-state Heartland Classic

Behind a top-10 finish from sophomore Rachel Brush, the Waukee girls’ cross country team finished fourth at the Heartland Classic in Ames on Sept. 21.

With a team score of 182, the Warriors trailed only Dowling Catholic (81), Ames (84) and Iowa City West (144) in the 30-team field, comprised of schools from six states across the Midwest.

Brush, a sophomore, snagged 10th place overall with a time of 15 minutes, 6 seconds. Erika Lewis was 21st in 15:16, Jordan Allen was 22nd in 15:17, Maggie Laird was 49th in 15:41 and Kayla Sabotin was 80th in 16:07. Also running were Taylor Tornberg, who was 88th, and Bri Young, who was 89th.

Dallas Center-Grimes finished 22nd with a score of 586. Madison Waymire was 20th overall in 15:15, Sydnee Hendricks was 126th in 16:46, Emma Bravard was 129th in 16:48, Kirsten Lundy was 148th in 17:03 and Brooke Jacobsen was 163rd in 17:11. Also running were Jessica Pugh, who was 187th, and Jaymie Block, who was 204th.

The Waukee boys came away with a sixth-place finish with 211 points. Edina (Minn.) won with a 134, followed by Johnston (168), Cedar Rapids Prairie (176), Sioux Falls Lincoln (S.D., 181) and Fremont (Neb., 198).

Ryan Tunink was 18th in 16:17, followed by Austin Krohnke (31st in 16:40), Brennan Borgestad (33rd in 16:42), Noah Larrison (35th in 16:45) and Henry Oberman (94th in 17:24). Freshman Kevin Kato was 119th in 17:36.

This was the seventh year for the event, hosted by Des Moines Roosevelt but run on Iowa State University’s course.