Moore wins SICL boys’ competition

Mason Moore ran the best time of the day at the SICL XC meet, clocking in at 17:49.2 to be named the SICL Boys' Champion.

The Sigourney boys had a strong running from their top runners at the SICL cross country meet on October 11 at BGM. Originally, the meet was scheduled for October 9 in North English, but inclement weather pushed it back two more days.

Mason Moore had one of his best meets as a Savage, running in the lead pack for most of the meet and finished with a strong kick, clocking in at 17:49.2 to take first place. Tristan Bell also finished near the top, one of Sigourney’s upperclassmen and more experienced runners. Tristan took fifth place after running a time of 18:37.5.

“To be honest I did expect Mason to run well, he really turned the page this year and continues getting better,” Sigourney coach Andy Harter said. “His finish was huge not only for him but the team as well. As far as I can tell going back through the history of XC at Sigourney, Mason is the second Boys’ Conference Champion. Tristan Bell’s performance was also big for us to show that hard work pays off.”

Other Savages to run included Dawson Webster (21:12.3) who finished 27th, Jake Ives (21:17.8) finished 29th, Trace Bell (22:12.6) finished 31st, Maltese Thomas (24:24.7) finished 39th and Ricky Danowsky (24:43.9) finished in 40th place.

As a team the Savages finished third with 93 points, with teams like Belle Plaine, Colfax-Mingo and North Mahaska competing.

The Lady Savages had five runners compete, with Summer Barthelman running a time of 24:13.3, the quickest time on the team and finished in 19th place. Next to finish was Megan Stuhr as she ran a time of 25:00.6, finishing in 29th place and Lainey Graff was right behind her in 30th place after running a time of 25:05.2.

The other girls to run included Isabelle Ireland (28:45.8) who finished 46th and Bree Atwood (31:42.7) wrapped things up in 56th place.

“Both teams ran well, especially the girls,” Harter said. “They’re been dealing with some injuries and sickness, but they persevered.”

The Lady Savages racked up 180 team points to finish in seventh place.

Sigourney had two middle school girls compete as well. Georgia Atwood ran a time of 12:59.9, taking 11th place and Taliyah Webster ran a time of 13:06.5, finishing 13th. Two boys also ran in the middle school race and finished back to back in 14th and 15th place. Talan Zickefoose ran a time of 10:47.5, followed by Levi Dehne who ran a time of 10:48.0.

“This week we have to take advantage of our practices and continue to get better every day,” Harter said. “If we do that, Thursday will take care of itself.”

Sigourney will be sending their top runners to compete in Iowa City on October 18 for the State Qualifying cross country meet.