Support quality local journalism. Become a subscriber.

Didn't get a chance to finish your story? Purchase a day pass digital subscription and you'll receive unlimited online access for one day (24 hours). You will have immediate access upon completion of your purchase.

WAVERLY – To say it has been a fun couple of weeks for Waverly-Shell Rock senior Emma Hoins would probably be an understatement.

Last week, Hoins broke the school record during her first-place finish at the Oelwein Invitational. Exactly one week later, the W-SR standout was back it. This time, she won the senior girls race of the Dick Pollitt Go-Hawk Classic on Tuesday at a rain-soaked Wartburg College max cross-country course.

Hoins, who is ranked 11th in Class 3A by the Iowa Association of Track Coaches, crossed the finish line in 19 minutes, 29.7 seconds. Western Dubuque’s Lauren Klein, who is No. 20 in 4A, placed second in 20:16. Nashua-Plainfield’s Chloe Matthews took third (21:16.5).

“It was a great day to race,” W-SR girls cross-country coach Jason Milke said. “The girls performed very well in adverse weather conditions. With this being our second meet, we really saw a growth in confidence in our girls.”

Center Point-Urbana’s Mason Bach won the senior boys race (16:57.8). Denver’s Aiden Dolan (17:54.8) and W-SR’s (17:55.6) placed sixth and seventh, respectively.

W-SR’s Nick Kepford, who is No. 30 in 3A, placed second (17:19.3) in the junior boys race. Meanwhile, classmate Andrew Cummer, who is 16th in 3A, took fourth (17:39.5). Center Point-Urbana’s Eli Larson placed first (16:56.9).

“(It was) definitely a big weather challenge,” W-SR boys cross-country coach Kevin Kueker said. “I was pleased with how they ran in the cold and wet (conditions).”

Denver’s Chloe Ristau took third (20:37) in the junior girls race. Hudson’s Addison Grady finished first (19:54.8).

Tripoli’s Giles Cowell won the boys sophomore race in 18:17.6. W-SR’s Caleb Hoins (18:23.4) and Caden Kueker (18:23.6) placed third and fourth, respectively. Denver’s Jack Mulert was fifth (18:25.3).

Denver’s Laci Even finished second (21:10.4) in the sophomore girls race. Decorah’s Rebecca Anderson, who is ranked sixth in 3A, placed first (19:14.7).

W-SR’s Sydney Bochmann was third (20:51) in the freshman girls competition. Wapsie Valley’s Ava Vandaele (21:40.9) and Denver’s Aubrey Decker (21:50.7) took fifth and sixth, respectively. Western Dubuque’s Alyssa Klein took first (19:47.8).

Denver’s Ethan Larson finished ninth (20:22.7) in the freshman boys race. Hudson’s Lucas Grady placed first (19:27.3).

PREP CROSS-COUNTRY

DICK POLLITT GO-HAWK CLASSIC

at Wartburg max cross-country course

Top 10 individuals

FRESHMEN

Girls

1. Klein, Western Dubuque, 19:47.8; 2. Maas, Hampton-Dumont, 20:13.7; 3. Bochmann, Waverly-Shell Rock, 20:51; 4. Wright, Jesup, 21:01.1; 5. Vandaele, Wapsie Valley, 21:40.9; 6. Decker, Denver, 21:50.7; 7. Schipper, Aplington-Parkersburg, 21:58.5; 8. Libby Gearhart, Oelwein, 22:05.7; 9. Wilkerson, Center Point-Urbana, 22:15.7; 10. Schneider, Hudson, 22:19.9.

Other Clarksville results: Bolker 29th (24:32.5), Capper 46th (26:59).

Other Denver results: Dunkin 30th (24:40.4), Cortelyou 51st (27:13.6), Gonnerman 72nd (35:45.1).

Other Janesville results: Parkes 70th (33:18.4).

Other Nashua-Plainfield results: Eick 33rd (24:54.2), O’Neill 64th (30:40.7).

Other Tripoli results: Boldt 57th (28:37.7).

Other Wapsie Valley results: East 54th (27:48), Schwickerath 61st (29:39.1), Riordan 73rd (36:28.3).

Other W-SR results: Bodensteiner 14th (22:51.6), Dahlquist 17th (23:38.3), Jereome 21st (23:51.1), Rohne 34th (25:03.5).

Boys

1. Grady, Hudson, 19:27.3; 2. Hansen, Hudson, 19:23.7; 3. Wenger, West Delaware, 19:27; 4. Gulla, Waukon, 19:33.7; 5. Kirtz, Center Point-Urbana, 19:38; 6. Anderson, New Hampton, 19:39.9; 7. McMorris, New Hampton, 20:02.1; 8. Weis, Decorah, 20:07.3; 9. Shawver, New Hampton, 20:12; 10. Larson, Denver, 20:33.2.

Other Clarksville results: Clark 31st (21:56.1).

Other Denver results: Rathbun 13th (20:33.2), Pautsch 15th (20:46.1), Haase 25th (21:39.7), Pinter 36th (22:12.9), Lyons 59th (25:23.9), Clayton 63rd (26:04.6), Shollenbarger 80th (29:48).

Other Janesville results: Hjelmeland 81st (30:24.3).

Other Tripoli results: Biermann 50th (23:32.5).

Other Wapsie Valley results: Platte 62nd (25:42.1).

Other W-SR results: Sage 18 (21:01.2), Mraz 75th (29:09.9).

SOPHOMORE

Girls

1. Anderson, Decorah, 19:14.7; 2. Even, Denver, 21:10.4; 3. Ollendick, Crestwood, 21:42.6; 4. Louvar, Independence, 21:49.6; 5. Russler, 22:03.1; 6. Peck, Webster City, 22:13.4; 7. Tollefson, Decorah, 22:28.3; 8. Sessions, Decorah, 22:33.1; 9. Skrade, Decorah, 22:33.1; 10. Schissel, Mason City, 11:41.8.

Other Clarksville results: Hardy 21st (24:31.2), Borchardt 32nd (25:32.2), Myers 42nd (26:55.1).

Other Denver results: Cortelyou 39th (26:19.8), Westbrook 43rd (27:10.2).

Other Janesville results: Hjelmeland 70th (31:54.6), Weekley 76th (40:07).

Other Nashua-Plainfield results: Reams 51st (28:14.3), Bergmann 71st (32:56.7).

Other W-SR results: Foy 11th (22:55.4), Bittinger 37th (26:06.3), Seegers 50th (28:11.2), Beam 63rd (30:10), Buseman 64th (30:20.4), Keller 65th (30:20.9), Freeman 67th (30:58.4), Arjes 68th (31:22.3).

Boys

1. Cowell, Tripoli, 18:17.6; 2. Peck, Hudson, 18:17.6; 3. Hoins, Waverly-Shell Rock, 18:23.4; 4. Kueker, Waverly-Shell Rock, 18:23.6; 5. Mulert, Denver, 18:25.3; 6. Gearhart, Oelwein, 18:46.1; 7. O’Neill, Waukon, 18:49.5; 8. Sager, Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck, 18:52.4; 9. Meyer, Western Dubuque, 18:59.2; 10. Carney, Mason City, 19:02.

Other Clarksville results: Laures 55th (23:05.4).

Other Denver results: Schwandt 13th (19:42.2), Steege 45th (22:13.9), Rabenhorst 59th (24:43.6).

Other Nashua-Plainfield results: Huck 26th (20:55.3), Winters 58th (23:31.1).

Other Tripoli results: Hennings 65th (26:07.4).

Other W-SR results: Hobson 44th (22:11.4).

JUNIOR

Girls

1. Grady, Hudson, 19:54.8; 2. Treptow, Jesup, 20:02.2; 3. Ristau, Denver, 20:37; 4. Boge, Western Dubuque, 20:58.5; 5. Biermann, Wester Dubuque, 21:24.1; 6. Foster, Crestwood, 21:28.3; 7. Hansen, Hudson, 21:39.7; 8. Katcher, Center Point-Urbana, 21:47.8; 9. Digmann, Western Dubuque, 21:55.6; 10. Stahl, Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck, 21:56.3.

Other Nashua-Plainfield results: Carpenter 22nd (24:15.5), Levi 30th (25:24.8).

Other Tripoli results: Morey 74th (31:49.4).

Other Wapsie Valley results: Martin 11th (22:01.8), Bodensteiner 35th (25:43.9).

Other W-SR results: Cherry 14th (22:44).

Boys

1. Larson, Center Point-Urbana, 16:56.9; 2. Kepford, Waverly-Shell Rock, 17:19.3; 3. Usher, New Hampton, 17:27.7; 4. Cummer, Waverly-Shell Rock, 17:39.5; 5. Sauser, Oelwein, 17:55.5; 6. Kirtz, Center Point-Urbana, 18:19.7; 7. Eichinger, Decorah, 18:24.9; 8. Ramirez, Webster City, 18:27; 9. Smith, Decorah, 18:32.3; 10. Reiling, Webster City, 18:32.3.

Other Clarksville results: Ison 28th (25:05.8).

Other Denver results: Gonnerman 63rd (23:44.6).

Other Nashua-Plainfield results: Wilken 38th (20:55.6).

Other W-SR results: Beam 20th (19:11.7), Hennings 47th (21:30.4), 48. Holden 48th (21:35), Bird 65th (23:49.5).

SENIOR

Girls

1. Hoins, Waverly-Shell Rock, 19:29.7; 2. Klein, Western Dubuque, 20:16.4; 3. Matthews, Nashua-Plainfield, 21:16; 4. Regenwether, Hudson, 21:31.2; 5. Sierra, Mason City, 21:41.6; 6. Shafer, Waukon, 21:49.8; 7. Johnson, Decorah, 21:56.4; 8. Headington, Waukon, 22:12.8; 9. Klostermann, Western Dubuque, 22:21.4; 10. See, Decorah, 22:24.8.

Other Denver results: Herbst 11th (22:36.3), Even 55th (26:46.8).

Other Janesville results: Feldmann 16th (22:57.8).

Other Nashua-Plainfield results: Eick 17th (22:59), Trewin 58th (27:19.8).

Other Wapsie Valley results: Schmit 26th (24:32).

Other W-SR results: Christensen 19th (23:09.8), Ten Hoeve 25th (24:26.6), Heying 37th (25:16.8), Steiert 48th (26:26.3), Faga 52nd (26:35.4), Hansel 64th (27:58.5), Howard 74th (30:22.4), Forest 75th (30:28.6), Figura 79th (32.22.5).

Boys

1. Bach, Center Point-Urbana, 16:57.8; 2. Post, Center Point-Urbana, 17:00.4; 3. Hogan, Decorah, 17:06.4; 4. Messer, Western Dubuque, 17:34.9; 5. Wilson, Webster City, 17:50.9; 6. Dolan, Denver, 17:54.8; 7. Chesnut, Waverly-Shell Rock, 17:55.6; 8. Smiith, West Delaware, 18:06.7; 9. Day, Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck, 18:08.3; 10. Lovelace, Decorah, 18:09.5.

Other Denver results: Terrill 11th (18:10.6), Larson 13th (18:17.4), Krabbenhoft 16th (18:19), Fober 20th (18:49), Miller 32nd (19:49.9), Giesler 77th (26:20.6).

Other Nashua-Plainfield results: Ulrichs 68th (24:45.1), Lee 70th (24:45.7).

Other Wapsie Valley results: Rulapaugh 46th (21:05.1), Bram 61st (22:57.8).

Other W-SR results: Birgen 35th (20:09.7), Birgen 35th (20:09.7), Fuhreister 51st (21:37.3), Ellerbroek 64th (23:57.8).

Trending Food Videos