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Published: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 2:00 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 2:10 p.m. CDT
Interstate 35 senior Holly McKinney competes at the Winterset Invitational on Sept. 10. McKinney finishd third in the senior girls division at Winterset, and then finished third overall in the Class C division at Ballard on Monday.

Interstate 35’s Holly McKinney is off to a successful start to her senior cross country campaign.

McKinney placed third in the senior girls division at the Winterset Invitational on Sept. 10, running 13:17. McKinney finished behind Dallas Center-Grimes seniors Madison Waymire (ranked first in Class 3A) and Sydnee Hendricks.

Waymire won the race in 11:53 for the 2-mile course, while Hendricks crossed the line in 12:58.

Interstate 35’s Jordan Yawn finished ninth in the sophomore girls division, running 13:57. Central Decatur’s Sarah Woods finished 12th, running 14:17.

Katlyn Noftsger and Amanda Geddes of Interstate 35 finished 43rd and 46th, respectively, in 21:08 and 21:22.

Central Decatur’s Mary Lindsay finished 17th in the freshman girls division with her time of 16:37. Addy Franks crossed the line in 19:09 for 27th place.

CD junior Trista Waddell placed 14th in the junior girls division with her time of 14:37. Taylor Farnsworth was 32nd in 17:44.

On the boys side, Central Decatur’s Ben Savely finished 14th in the freshman boys division with his time of 16:04 for the 4K course.

Interstate 35’s Nick Ellis and Max Bertrand finished 29th and 30th in 17:09 and 17:24, respectively, while teammate Nick Bertrand finished 35th in 17:53. Central Decatur’s Chance Masters was 41st in 18:32. Gabe Vurlander finished 62nd in 29:13.

Interstate 35’s Morgan Nelson finished 14th in the sophomore boys division, running 15:31, while teammate Garrett McFarland ran 16:32 for 27th place.

Central Decatur’s Quinn McClellon ran 17:12 for 35th and Nick Durrell ran 50th in 18:56. Interstate 35’s Justin Gyles finished 53rd in 19:41.

The Cardinals were led by Sergio Cardenas in the junior boys division, running 15:03 for 18th place. Sam Cook was the top finisher for the Roadrunners in 29th, running 15:40.

Matt Cooper finished 38th for the Cardinals in 16:47, while teammate RJ Kunzie was 51st in 17:39 and Bill Hutchinson finished 53rd in 18:15. Interstate 35’s Garrett Jones ran 18:44 for 59th and Josh Hughes finished 72nd in 20:52. Central Decatur’s David Huppert finished 73rd in 20:52.

Matt Marvin paced the Cardinal boys in the senior division, running 15:07 for 16th place. Wade Lester finished 57th for Interstate 35 in 20:18.


The Interstate 35 girls team finished seventh out of 10 teams in Class C with 158 points, one point ahead of Clarion-Goldfield and Eagle Grove, which finished tied with 159 points.

McKinney once again paced the Roadrunners, finishing third in 16:15. Freshman Cheyenne Hiatt placed ninth in 16:59. Sophomore Jordan Yawn finished 24th in 17:45.

Rounding out the scoring for the Roadrunners was Kirsten Schirm in 60th and Amanda Geddes in 62nd, running 21:56 and 25:25, respectively. Katlyn Noftsger and Crystal Jacobe also competed on the Interstate 35 varsity, finishing 63rd and 64th.

The Interstate 35 boys team finished eighth out of 10 teams in Class C with 210 points.

Junior Sam Cook led the Roadrunners in 25th place, running 19:28. Morgan Nelson finished in 19:38, running 28th place. Garrett McFarland ran 20:52 for 44th place.

Max Bertrand and Nick Bertrand rounded out the scoring for Interstate 35, both crossing the line in 21:29. Garrett Jones and Nick Ellis also competed on the varsity squad, running 21:45 and 22:19, respectively.

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