Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson narrowly edged the Glenwood boys at the Harlan Invitational Cross Country Meet on Saturday.
The Yellowjackets finished with 63 team points to take home the team crown. Glenwood was just a point behind with 64 team points.
The Rams James Fuller was the individual champion finishing first in 16:48. Council Bluff St. Albert’s Josh Sindelar, ranked No. 1 in Class 1A, was second with a time of 16:58.
Fuller’s win over Sindelar was the sophomore’s first.
“He ran a great race,” said Glenwood coach Todd Peverill of Fuller. “He sat back and took him the last half mile. He was in second place, about two miles behind him (Sindelar) and he dominated the last half mile.”
Jeff Reeve and Cuentin Gray joined Fuller in the top 10. Reeve placed ninth with a time of 17:42 and Gray was 10th in 17:43.
Ryan Leu placed 18th, Baker Cambridge was 26th and Brady Wheeler was 33rd.
“We had a whole week off and trained hard for this one after running at (the) Creighton (Prep) Invitational. It was hard week and we ran well from top to bottom,” Peverill said.
The Rams junior varsity and middle school teams all won top honors in their respective races.
“We had 59 runners run on Saturday and 58 set P.R.’s (personal records),” Peverill said. “That is very impressive.”
1. Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson, 63. 2. Glenwood, 64. 3. Council Bluffs St. Albert, 65. 4. Harlan, 110. 5. Riverside, 179. 6. Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln, 180. 7. Council Bluffs Lewis Central, 181. 8. Red Oak, 188. 9. Denison, 189. 10. Treynor, 210. 11. Griswold, 282. 12. Underwood, 359. 13. Woodbine 367.
Rams sixth at
Creighton Prep invite
In a field that included five ranked schools in Nebraska and Iowa and nearly 400 runners, Glenwood place sixth at the Omaha Creighton Prep Invitational at Fontenelle Park in Omaha last Tuesday.
James Fuller was the Rams’ top finisher, placing 15th overall in the time qualifier event.
Baker Cambridge placed 35th, Brady Wheeler was 40th, Cuentin Gray was 43rd, Ryan Leu was 63rd and Giles Allen was 64th to complete the Ram place winners.