Prep Cross Country Rankings: Two Teams Ranked in the Southeast Conference While Mediapolis Touts Two Top 5 Runners

Cross Country- The Iowa Association of Track Coaches (IATC) released their team rankings today as the season draws close to its conclusion. Southeast Iowa has a couple teams to look out for as the state qualifying meet will begin on October 18th and 19th.

Washington is ranked 8th for the boys and 16th for the girls in Class 3A. A big reason for the boys’ success is Micah Rees as he is ranked 3rd in all of Class 3A. Iris Dahl was ranked 16th last week for Class 3A for the Demons as she is the leader for the girls’ team.

Fort Madison is another tough team in the Southeast Conference with the boys’ ranked 15th and the girls’ put at the #19 slot. Avery Rump is a favorite for the individual title as she is ranked 2nd overall in Class 3A.

In Class 2A for the boys’, Mediapolis is ranked 17th as a team. The Bulldogs have one of the best two-headed attacks in the state with Solomon Zaugg ranked 3rd and Owen Schmidgall ranked 5th for Class 2A leading the pack.

Lastly, the Danville boys’ team is ranked 14th in Class 1A. Jackson Shacklett leads the Bears as the 16th best runner in Class 1A, according to the rankings.

Another name to look out for in Class 1A is Lincoln Bainbridge of Van Buren County. Bainbridge is ranked 22nd in Class 1A.

Fort Madison and Washington will compete in the Southeast Conference meet on October 12th, while the Southeast Iowa Super Conference will run on October 5th.