Hiawatha, Royal Valley & Other Kanzaland Schools highlight Holton Cross Country Invite

It was the Big Seven and Delaware Valley league having a good showing at the Holton cross country invite, yesterday with multiple Kanzaland athletes finishing in the top 10 individually and top team performances, as well.

In the girls competition the top 10 was filled with Kanzaland area runners. Hiawatha Redhawk, Jordan Puvogel lead the way finishing in first place by more than an minute (17:21.00); she was not the only Redhawk to finish in the top 10 as her teammates Kailey Davis and Kassydi Miller both finished fourth and tenth, respectively. All three performers helped Hiawatha capture the girls team title at the Holton Invite.

Holton, Royal Valley and Jefferson County North all finished with two top 10 finishers in the girls competition. For Holton it was Connor Strader taking second place and Brylee New finishing sixth. Royal Valley took seventh and ninth place with Daesha Stewart and Ashley Lake finishing in those spots, respectively. For Jefferson County North it was Jordyn Mize finishing fifth and Carissa McAfee taking eighth. The other top 10 spot went to Jackson Heights runner, Kaitlynn Little who placed third.

While Hiawatha took first as a team the rest of the teams competing in the team side rounded out the standings as follows: Jefferson County North (2nd), Royal Valley (3rd), Holton (4th) and Perry Lecompton (5th).

On the boys side of the competition eight of the top 10 individual performers were from Kanzaland area schools. The top performer of those eight was Royal Valley's, Thomas Broxterman who took second place. Broxterman's fellow schoolmate Pallas Tye finished ninth. Jackson Heights and Hiawatha had two top 10 finishers on the day. For the Cobras Eric Mellenbruch placed fourth, while Cameron Thomas took home tenth. The Redhawks took fifth and seventh, with Conner Winter and Tyler Boeckman finishing in those spots, respectively.

Ty Brickell of Jefferson County North and Holton's, Dalton Colhouer, also finished in the top 10 placing sixth and eighth, respectively.

With two top 10 performers leading the way the Royal Valley Panthers took home the team crown on the boys side, followed by Hiawatha in second and Jackson Heights in third. The rest of the team standings finished as so: Holton (4th), Corner Stone (5th), Jefferson County North (6th) and Perry Lecompton (7th).

For full results of the Holton Invite (click here)

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