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Iowa state cross country: Sieperda takes sixth in Class 2A

FORT DODGE, Iowa -- Gable Sieperda paced area runners Saturday at the Iowa State Cross Country Meet at Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge. The sophomore from George-Little Rock/Central Lyon was one of two young Mustangs to make their mark on the ...

FORT DODGE, Iowa - Gable Sieperda paced area runners Saturday at the Iowa State Cross Country Meet at Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge.
The sophomore from George-Little Rock/Central Lyon was one of two young Mustangs to make their mark on the big stage. Sieperda earned All-State honors by finishing sixth overall with a time of 16:29.3. Teammate Joe Anderson, a freshman, wasn’t too far behind. He was the 16th runner to cross the finish line in the Class 2A boys race with a time of 16:52.3.
Sheldon sophomore Dawson Jacobsma traversed the 5,000-meter course in 18:14.9 to take 81st place overall.
Three Orabs ran in Class 2A on the girls’ side with all of them finishing in the top half of the field.
Senior Emily Van Meeteren set the pace for her teammates with a mark of 21:02.5, good for 56th overall. Freshman Anessa Schoo was the 73rd runner to finish at 21:22.6 while senior teammate Anna Marie Fjeld took 21:27.4 to run the 5K, giving her 77th overall.
In the Class 1A races, a pair of boys from Sibley-Ocheyedan led the way.
Senior Andy Taverna capped off his Generals’ career in fine fashion by taking 40th out of 152 runners. He did so with a time of 17:47.2. S-O freshman Grant Brouwer, making his first appearance at state, crossed the finish line at 18:00.5 to take 56th place.
The Generals had one girl in the race in sophomore Emily Jungers. She ended the day in 105th place (out of 145) with a time of 22:54.4.

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