Prep Girls Cross Country: Pella Races to a First Place Finish in the Hillcrest Academy Invitational

Kalona, IA- The Hillcrest Academy Invitational marked the last run before conference meets for the Southeast Iowa Super Conference (SEISC) and the Southeast Conference (SEC). The girl varsity squads of Pella Green and Pella White dominated the race as they finished in first and second place, respectively.

English Valleys grabbed a distant third place with an average team time that was more than two minutes off second place. Fairfield grabbed fourth place with Carley Seeley taking 13th place with a time of 22 minutes and 46 seconds. Malena Bloomquist was the next Trojan to cross the line in 24 minutes and 3 seconds.

Danville raced to a fifth-place finish as the Bears were led by Alaina Gourley’s 14th place finish with a time of 23 minutes and 8 seconds. Abby Arnett was the next Bear to finish in 26th place overall with a time of 25 minutes and 3 seconds.

Mediapolis finished in sixth place as a team with Shelby Schultz leading the pack with a time of 24 minutes and 45 seconds. Lily Nalley grabbed 34th place overall with a time of 25 minutes and 39 seconds.

Hillcrest Academy finished in seventh place as a team with Mt. Pleasant following behind in eighth place. Monroe James’ 25 minute and 25 second run led the Panthers with a 30th place finish overall. Nelle Peterson finished with a time of 25 minutes and 52 seconds for a 37th place finish overall. Wapello finished in ninth place as a team.

The SEISC conference meet will run on Thursday, October 5th, and the SEC conference meet will take place next Thursday, October 12th.