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For the second cross country meet in a row the North Mahaska boys claimed the team title. On Tuesday the Warhawks edged Columbus by two points for the title and on Thursday They outran Newton for the win at Colfax-Mingo.

Twelve teams took the course at Quarry Springs Park with North Mahaska placing four runners in the top 10. Newton’s Treycen Garton topped the field in 17 minutes 9 seconds followed by Grandview Christian’s Braeden Brough in 17:48.

Sophomore Nate Sampson paced the Warhawks with a fifth-place finish in 18:48 followed by freshman Asher DeBoef in seventh in 18:55. Sophomore Brayden Veiseth was in eighth in 18:56. Anthony Goemaat, a senior, rounded out the 10 in 19:24. Junior Lane Harmon posted a 14th place finish in 19:35.

The spread between North Mahaska’s first scoring runner to the last scoring runner was just 48 seconds. Newton’s spread was 2:45.

“It was great to see so many under 19 (minutes),” said coach Kipp Schuler. A spread like that shows our guys are running close together and working together.”

North Mahaska’s other two boys, Andy Knockel and Kincaid Mitchell placed 40th and 72nd with 118 runners entered.

On the girl’s side, North Mahaska has two runners so do not compete for team points. Junior Natalie LaRue placed 23rd overall with a time of 24:55 and senior Addie Schilling posted a time of 26:45 to place 38th overall.

Boys Team Results
North Mahaska 44; 2. Newton 58; 3. Collins-Maxwell 100; 4. Grandview Christian 129; 5. Clarke 147; 6. Colfax-Mingo 167; 7. BGM 184; 8. Colo-Nesco 211; 9. Woodward-Granger 240; 10. Woodward Academy 254; 11. Saydel 262; 12. 277.