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The women's cross country team won the Raccoon River Conference Meet for the third consecutive year.  Led by Ellie Twedt, who placed 2nd overall with a time of 19:34, the Bombers then packed their next five runners within 30 seconds of each other with Caitlin Maher placing 4th, Lauren Matthews 5th, Hailey Cole 6th, Summer McVicker 8th, and Rachel Wohlgemuth in 9th.  Josie Fleischmann rounded out the scoring for the Bombers finishing in 11th place.  The Bombers scored 25 team points followed by Winterset and ADM who scored 85 points.

Comments From Head Coach Scott Barth:

"The girls ran a solid race.  All 7 varsity runners finished in the top 11 overall to earn all-conference honors.  It's encouraging seeing two freshmen, four sophomores and only one senior in our varsity line-up.  We are becoming a pretty confident and composed team without having too many nerves going into races.  It's usually pretty businesslike and we will need that to carryover to the state qualifier meet and hopefully state."
 
We experimented a bit with this meet since we felt pretty confident.  We attacked the first 400 meters and then tried to pack up our girls and tried to separate ourselves from most of the competition.  We did a nice job and are on the right track heading into the 10 days heading into regional.  We are as healthy as we have been all season and will work hard heading forward and rest legs before the qualifier."
 
"The JV girls ran an excellent race also - scoring a perfect JV score of 15.  Anna Zielke and Abbey Ross continued running well and will continue on with the varsity girls through the state qualifying meet."
 
"I am extremely proud of these girls.  They have put in lots of extra time over last winter and all summer long to get where we are (#5 in state rankings)."
 

The Bombers are back in action on Thursday, October 19 when they compete at the state qualifying meet in Atlantic.  The meet will start at 4:00 PM.

RACCOON RIVER CONFERENCE TEAM SCORES

1. #5 Ballard, 25

2. Winterset, 85

3. ADM, 85

4. Bondurant-Farrar, 102

5. Carlisle, 117

6. Perry, 165

7. Boone, 169

RACCOON RIVER CONFERENCE INDIVIDUAL TIMES

2 Ellie Twedt, 19:34

4 Caitlin Maher, 20:47

5 Lauren Matthews, 20:59

6 Hailey Cole, 21:08

8 Summer McVicker, 21:14

9 Rachel Wohlgemuth, 21:16

11 Josie Fleischmann, 21:47