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Cross Country team finds success at Sioux Invite

The Lennox High School varsity boys’ cross country team emerged victorious at the Sioux Center Invite, and the LHS girls capture second place honors as a team.

Leading the charge for Lennox was Maverick Horst who finished in fifth place with a time of 17:08.04. Noah Sayler followed closely behind in seventh place, clocking in at 17:17.41. Cloy McVey secured ninth place with a time of 17:21.31, and Cade Sherard came in 13th with a time of 17:26.34. Chett Jibben rounded out the top 25, finishing in 24th place with a time of 17:57.82. Noah Wood also competed, taking 47th with a time of 19:08.15 and Andrew Stensaas took 61st (20:05.92).

Leading the Lennox varsity girls to their second place team finish was Kelsey Schmidt who won individual honors with a time of 19:40.73. Adie McVey came in seventh place for Lennox with a time of 20:18.84, while Karlie Bosma secured 23rd place with a time of 21:52.08. Kamille Schmidt took 26th with a time of 22.07.63, Josephine Plucker took 27th (22:08.52) and Regan Van Meeteren 28th (22:08.91). Holly Gillick rounded out the team in 53rd place with a time of 23:33.89.

The LHS JV girls also captured first place team honors led by Allison Loewe who won the race with a time of 22:02.47. Natalie Aesoph captured second with a time of 22:53.31 and Kenzie Bosma took third with a time of 23:10.62. Ellianna Thill clocked a time of 23:37.45 (7th place); Graycee Postma 24:27.48 (16th place); Kassidy Williamson 26:07.90 (35th place); Callie Hammerstrom 26:30.08 (44th place); Jenna Duncan 26:44.74 (47th place); Maddyn Hossle 27:08.03 (57th place) and Jaelyn Fergen 28:22.73 (68th place).

For the JV boys, Elijah Johnson led the way for Lennox with a time of 19:41.55, placing 12th. Noah Werner took 16th with a time of 20:00.44, Connor Sherard finished in 45th place with a time of 21:40.70; Duncan Johnson took 53rd (22:01.37), Isaiah Sayler 54th (22:01.37), Cade Aasheim 67th (22:29.66), Landon Atkins 74th (22:49.34), Jack Aasheim 83rd (24:01.22), and Karson Iken 105th (26:08.76).

There was also a boys and girls junior high run. For the boys, Lennox’s Landon Strasser won the race with a time of 11:58.26. Isaak Booker finished with a time of 12:27.58 to take fourth place; Leo Aesoph 12:39.62 (7th place); Jackson Schmidt 13:15.78 (14th place); Charley Bittner 13:19.15 (15th place); Braylon Plucker 14:01.49 (29th place); and Lance Aasheim 16:32.13 (67th place).

For the girls, Lennox’s Gracie Wood led the way for the Junior High girls with a time of 15:02.88 to take sixth place. Lucy Carlson clocked a time of 15:29.86 for 17th place, Ava Elk Boy took 30th with a time of 16:57.52, Kadence Gerry 31st (16:58.17), and Harper Walsh 48th place with a time of 18:18.18.

The LHS cross country team will host their first home meet of the season on Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Lenkota Country Club. Races begin at 4 p.m.


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