Effingham, St. Anthony Split Cross Country Victories

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Published on September 7 2012 12:23 pm
Last Updated on September 13 2012 1:15 pm
Written by Millie Lange

Effingham and Effingham St. Anthony split boys and girls victories in cross country at Mid-America Thursday on a very hot afternoon.

In the boys meet, St. Anthony edged the Hearts 29-26. The Bulldogs' Peter Keller won with a time of 17:50.6. Andrew Gardewine was second in 18:36.3. Effingham brought in the next two runners as Gary Damron took third in 19:12.33 and Patrick Siner was fourth in 19:17.6. St. Anthony's John Goeckner finished fifth in 19:30.0. Then came two more Hearts runners as Leighton Lark was sixth in 19:54.9 and Kyle Niebrugge took seventh in 20:05.9. The final EHS scorer took ninth as Kenna Mahaffey finished in 20:32. St. Anthony's Jake Spraul was eighth in 20:25.0 and Matt Gibson took 10th in 20:38.7 to round out the scoring for the Bulldogs.

In the girls' meet, Effingham was a 22-37 winner. The Hearts' Jenna Bingham finished first in 20:49. St. Anthony's Sara Wortman took second in 22:57. Effingham's Shayna Phillips was third in 22:59 and St. Anthony's Clare Willenborg finished fourth in 23:03. Effingham then took the next four spots. Scoring were Hayley Fatheree fifth in 24:55, Jaclyn Steppe sixth in 25:22 and Holly Moore seventh in 26:45. St. Anthony's other scorers were Paige Oltman ninth in 28:06, Barbara McGuire 10th in 29:10 and Katie Whightsel 12th in 30:29.

At Mid-America

Boys Meet

1. Peter Keller (SA), 17:50; 2. Andrew Gardewine (SA), 18:36; 3. Damron (E), 19:12; 4. Siner (E), 19:17; 5. Goeckner (SA), 19:30; 6. Lark (E), 19:54; 7. Niebrugge (E), 20:05; 8. Spraul (SA), 20:25; 9. Mahaffey (E), 20:32; 10.; Gibson (SA), 20:38; 11. Fonner (SA), 21:04; 12. Stombaugh (E), 21:32; 13. Koester (E), 21:47; 14. Baker (E), 22:29; 15. Ja. Stombaugh (E), 22:46; 16. McHugh (SA), 22:46; 17. Keitel (E), 24:12; 18. Schmidt (E), 25:25

Girls Meet

1. Bingham (E), 20:40; 2. Wortman (SA), 22:57; 3. Phillips (E), 22:59; 4. Willenborg (SA), 23:03; 5. Fatheree (E), 24:55; 6. Steppe (E), 25:22; 7. Moore (E), 26:45; 8. Jamerson (E), 27;28; 9. Ohman (SA), 28:06; 10. B. McGuire (SA), 29:10; 11. Keitel (E), 30:14; 12. Whightsel (SA), 30:29; 13. Koester (SA), 31:59; 14. Allred (E), 32:24; 15. Spraul (SA), 33:01; 16. Zumbahlen (E), 34:07; 17. Bushue (SA), 39:46; 18. D. McGuire (SA), 41:15