Ram cross country season opens at Gilbert

The Greene County cross country team opened the season at a strong meet hosted by Gilbert on Thursday, Aug. 24. The girls team placed eighth while the boys were 13th.

“I was extremely proud of the way we competed and pleased with the times. For a lot of these runners, this is their first experience running a 5K, especially on the boys’ side,” said coach Jeff Lamoureux. “Three out of the five runners were competing in their first 5K race. We have a little work to do and the kids know that, but they are working hard and we are seeing improvement each and every day.”

Bailey Cunningham paced the girls team by placing 25th in 23:59. Nic Killion and Garrett Tasler topped the boys team by placing 60th and 63rd in times of 21:03 and 21:04.

Dallas Center – Grimes edged North Polk for the girls team title by three points, 37-40. Gilbert was third at 49. Greene County was eighth with 207 points.

The Gilbert boys topped the field with 45 points. They were followed by DC-G at 51 and Nevada with 66. GCHS was 13th with 374.

Times and places for Ram boys were Killion, 21:03, 60th; Tasler, 21:04, 63rd; Brian Hardaway, 22:40, 79th; Trevor Lebeck, 21:12, 83rd; Josh Ewalt, 89th.

Times and places for Ram girls were Cunningham, 23:59, 25th; Kassie Lamoureux, 25:35, 38th; Conner Allender, 25:43, 43rd; Ashlee Harmeyer, 26:48, 50th; Izzy Bravard, 26:49, 51st; Regan Lamoureux, 27;06, 52; Emily Hofer, 28:59, 68th; Tieryn Tucker, 30:08; Emily Better, 34:07; Kirsten Lamoureux, 34:09.

The Rams will run the hills of the 5 x 80 golf course near Stuart on Thursday, Aug. 31, in the West Central Valley Invitational. The first race is at 5 pm.

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