Iowa cross country: Seivert eases to victory in qualifying meet
HAWARDEN, Iowa —Led by senior Leah Seivert, the Sibley-Ocheyedan girls cross country team is on to state.
Seivert became a four-time state qualifier while winning the 2013 meet with ease. Second place went to Grace Meyer of Pocahontas Area, who competed the 4K course in 15:51.85.
Class 1A’s top-ranked Pocohantas Area took first in the girls team race, trailed by Emmetsburg and Sibley-Ocheyedan at 2-3. The top three teams and top 10 individuals from each qualifying meet will participate in the state meet, scheduled for Nov. 2 in Fort Dodge.
Trinity Christian’s Alex Van Ginkel became a four-time state qualifier in the boys race. Trinity, Maple Valley/Anton-Oto and Alta-Aurelia made up the three teams who advanced to state.
For Sibley-Ocheyedan’s boys team, Andy Taverna led the way with a ninth-place finish in the 5K race, with a time of 18:30.
Trinity Christian won the boys team event, followed by Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto in the No. 2 spot and Alta-Aurelila at No. 3. West Lyon finished fourth.