Glenwood girls, boys third at Ram co-ed meet

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By Joel Stevens, Associate Editor

The Glenwood girls and boys both placed third at the Ram Co-Ed Cross Country Meet at Glenwood Lake Park Saturday.

Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson had the top two boys place winners in Brian Collinson and Eldon Warner to take home the boys team title. Harlan had four girls place in the top 11 to win the girls crown. Emma Preston of Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln took home the girls individual title. The Glenwood boys finished third, just two points behind runner up Harlan while the girls trailed second place Abraham Lincoln by a margin of 66 to 86 for third place.

Lizzy Young smashed the Glenwood girls school record in a time of 16:33.99 and finished fourth overall.  Molly Dean, competing in her first cross county race, finished seventh overall.  

Natalie Shearer placed 12th to give the Rams three runners among the top dozen place winners.  

Jacy Embray placed 27th and Hayley Matthew was 36th to complete the Ram scoring.  

The Rams are off to a good start and will continue to improve with more training and experience this season,” said Glenwood girls coach Brad Rasmussen.

Jillian Finnegan led the Glenwood girls junior varsity Team to a first place finish in the team standings. Hannah McCue was fourth, Taylor Kuhl fifth, added fourth and fifth place finishes, respectively.

Felicia Arellano sixth and Sarah Salerno seventh to round out the Rams’ place winners.

“The Coaches were extremely proud of all of the girls on their efforts on Saturday.  We are excited about the season and are looking for even better efforts and performances to come this season,” said Rasmussen.

The Glenwood boys were paced by Cuentin Gray’s fifth place finish in 18:31.18. Ross Van Slyke placed ninth in 18:51.65 to give Glenwood two top 10 finishers.

Baker Cambridge was 13th, Giles Allen 17th, Victor Salerno 22nd, Daniel Leu 23rd and Damen Harrill 39th to round out the Glenwood scorers.

The Rams junior varsity team was second in their race. Ryan Leu paced the Rams with a third place finish.