Varsity Boys’ and Girls’ place at Heartland classic

The varsity runners get pumped minutes before they start their race. Sept. 19 the boys' varsity runners placed sixth overall, and JV ninth out of 26 teams from the heartland area.

Ben Lunn, Staff Writer

The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams ran the Heartland Classic Sept. 19 at 10:30 a.m. The classic was hosted by Des Moines Roosevelt High School on the Iowa State Bill Bergen course. The varsity boys’ team placed sixth overall out of 26 teams with junior Patrick Bose in fifth and senior Drew Hershey in seventh. The boys’ JV team finished in ninth. Varsity girls’ team placed second overall with sophomore Jessica Mckee in fourth and junior Emily Poss in tenth, the JV girls finishing in second as well. During the Heartland Classic the boys’ and girls’ JV and 9/10 grade teams were combined which resulted in excessive amounts of runners per race. The varsity boys’ and girls’ run next at Indianola on Thursday, Sept. 24.