Bellevue Twilight Fun Run

BELLEVUE — The Maquoketa Cardinals and Easton Valley River Hawks cross country teams traveled to Bellevue for the Bellevue Twilight Fun Run Sept. 3. This is the only race in the dark for cross country runners this year. 

The Cardinals trio of Cari Pickup, Addison Michel and Sydney Miller continue to finish near the top of the pack in the early season. Pickup finished fourth, Michel sixth, and Miller eighth in Bellevue last Tuesday. The top 10 all received medals.

The Cardinals boys now have enough runners to make a team, which is good news for Coach Rob Dennis. Now they have to start shaving minutes and seconds off their times.

Easton Valley sophomore Aidan Gruver finished strong in Bellevue to place second, and freshman Carter Jargo finished third in his first cross country meet. Both received medals for their efforts. 

Austin Franzen has the potential to cut some time and hang with the lead pack, accorded to coach Mike Kelly. Molly Matthiesen is the only girl on Easton Valley’s cross country team.

 

• Boys

Top 5 Individuals — 1. Brady Griebel (Bellevue) 12:51; 2. Aidan Gruver (Easton Valley) 13:25; 3. Carter Jargo (EV) 14:12; 4. Parker Mueller (Marquette) 14:20; 5. Abe Steinbeck (B) 14:33.

Maquoketa Individuals — 13. Brady Caven 15:48; 17. Ivan Martin 16:17; 18. Kaleb Flenker 16:34; 20. Carter Rutenbeck 17:35; 21. Gabe Gardner 18:05. 

Easton Valley Individuals— 2. Aidan Gruver 13:25; 3. Carter Jargo 14:12; 15. Austin Franzen 16:16; 22. Evan Christoff 18:06; 24. Austin Weber 19:18; 25. Evan Meyer 19:27; 29. Logan Drury 23:08.

• Girls

Top 5 Individuals — 1. Halle Kilburg (Marquette) 14:53; 2. Gabby Williamson (Bellevue) 15:43; 3. Holly Beauchamp (Mar.); 4. Cari Pickup (Maquoketa) 17:08; 5. Kaylee Koos (Mar.) 17:09.

Maquoketa Individuals — 4. Cari Pickup 17:08; 6. Addison Michel 17:19; 8. Sydney Miller 17:52; 12. Harley Eye 18:59; 13. Savannah Dykstra 19:27; 14. Ariana Payton 19:53; 15. Jade Armbruster 21:45; 17. Gracie Blair 22:28; 18. Sarah Vazquez 22:43; 19. Kaitlyn Hanken 22:45.

Easton Valley Individuals— 16. Molly Matthiesen 22:01