Hound boys run in pack for 2nd place at Washington Invite

Rumps take first and fourth in girls 5K for 2nd place Lady Hounds.


WASHINGTON - Fort Madison Head Cross Country Coach Brian Mendez said the Bloodhounds are closing the gap on perennial powerhouse Washington in 5k runs.

The Hound boys harriers took second place, just seven points behind the Demons at the Washington Invitational Tuesday at Washington Golf and Country Club.

"We are closing the gap between us and Washington," Mendez said. "Our boys are running well at the right time and that’s all we  can ask. Washington has a great team and they are the returning SEC champs! Who knows what can happen if we set our minds to it Just a great race for our boys tonight."

Mason McLey again led the way for Fort Madison with a 17:59.10 good enough for 7th place overall.

Right behind McLey in order were Riley Tripp (18:01.41) Jacob Shottenkirk (18:06.64), Peyton Lambert (18:11.74) and John Cottrell (18:12.50) as the scoring runners for the Hounds.

Nolan Guzman (17th), Cameron Shutwell (25th), Ben Thele (33rd), Castielle Johnstun (39th), Jackson Haessig (44th), Karson Dixon (52nd), and Jake Haessig (55th) also ran for the Hounds.

Avery Rump continues her sparkling freshman year with another first place running away with a 19:41.81 time in the girls 5K, a full 34 seconds ahead of the field.

Rump outpaced Washington's Iris Dahl who took second at 21:15.71.

Fort Madison took second place in the team scoring with  77 points. Washington won the girls' title with just 25 points.

Addison Rump was fourth overall for the Lady Hounds at 20:52.44.  Hadley Wolfe (22:27.32 - 17th), Allison Lamb (22:54.84 - 25th) and Ellie Huebner (23:16.54 - 30th) were the other socring runners for Fort Madison.

Alexa Walz (33rd), Jordyn Burch (48th), and Emma Berry (60th) also ran for the Hounds.


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