It was a good opening to the cross country season for the North Mahaska Warhawks. North Mahaska’s boys placed fourth in the team race with 122 points. Danville ran away with the team race with 23 points followed by Washington with 68.
North Mahaska used herd running for its top five finish. Nate Sampson led the way in 21st in 18 minutes 58 seconds with Anthony Goemaat close behind in 23rd in 19:01. Brayden Veiseth was 25th in 19:13 and Asher DeBoef finished 27th in 19:25. Lane Harmon, who placed 32nd, also ran under 20 minutes in 19:51. Also running were, Ben Yang, Andy Knockel, Kinnick Mitchell and Garrett Lamb.
North Mahaska girls did not compete at the Wildwood meet, which was sponsored by Pekin.
Pekin and North Mahaska Junior High girls accounted for eight of the top 20 spots at Wildwood Park Thursday with Pekin taking the team title with 55 points. Washington was a close second with 68, Danville had 69 and North Mahaska ran fourth with 70.
North Mahaska’s Aly Steil and Nataliya Linder finished fourth and fifth respectively in 10:22 and 10:24. Emmerson Jedlicka was 14th and Allie Veiseth was 15th for the Warhawks in 11:28 and 11:30. Rounding out North Mahaska’s scoring was Aly Daniels in 32nd with a time of 13:59.
In the boy’s race, North Mahaska’s Maddox Wynia was seventh in 9:55 and Larry Mohr ran 48th in 13:49.