ANAMOSA – The Fort Madison cross-country boys and girls teams both finished 12th at the high-caliber Anamosa Invitational on Saturday.
In even more of a parallel, the top two FMHS runners on each team finished in 23rd place.
Freshman Katelyn Dennis finished with a time of 21:48.30 in the girls run, and senior Dayne Cordray took 23rd in the boys run with a time of 18:23.10
Springville-Central City’s sisters Emily and Janelle Staal took first and second in the run. Emily Staal won the event in 18:23.4, a full 1:42 a head of her sister. Solon won the girls meet with just 82 points. Tipton, literally, ran away with the boys race with just 51 points. Camanche was second with 114.
Caleb Shumaker, of Tipton won the boys event at 17:02.2, just 8.3 seconds in front of Davenport Assumption’s Chris Guise.
For the girls, junior Anna Kester placed 51st with a time of 23:03.5. Junior Maddy McVey finished in 69th with a time of 23:43.6 and Junior Ashlynn Haas came in 72nd at 24:06.9. Senior Josie Pumphrey, in one of her first runs with the Hounds, finished 74th at 24:13.7. Junior Claire Hellman rounded out Fort Madison scoring with a time of 27:40.1.
Running for the boys, sophomore Anthony Barnes took 46th place with a mark of 19:06.06 and then two freshman Will Gager and Hayden Wolf crossed the line at 19:14 and 19:38.2 for 53rd and 67th place overall. Sophomore Owen Kruse finished at 19:47 and sophomore Alex Steffensmeier finished at 20:56.7.
Both squads run Tuesday at Washington.