Trojan XC Working Hard This Season

Trojans earn top five team placings in Harlan.


Kylie Neal

Seniors Clayton Jipsen and Ben Andersen compete a recent meet. Both boys tear up the JV course.

Grace Clay, Editor

The Trojan cross country teams ran at Harlan on Saturday, Sept. 28. The girls are ranked at #10 and the boys are ranked at #12. 

On the girls’ side of the meet, Atlantic ran against a variety of ranked teams. The host team boasted a team ranking of #4 in class 3A. Other ranked squads included AHSTW (#9 in class 1A) and Glenwood (#14 in class 3A).

In the boys’ competition, St. Albert was the only other ranked crew at the meet, as they are #15 in class 1A.

The boys earned second place at the meet in Harlan. Junior Craig Alan Becker finished in fourth place, with a time of 16:48. The boys’ team score was 95, behind the top team of Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson who had a score of 54.

The girls earned fourth place with a score of 111. Freshman Ava Rush finished in fourth place individually with a time of 20:42. They were just behind third place AHSTW who had a score of 110. Second place Glenwood had a score of 77. 

The cross country team’s next meet will be Thursday, Oct. 3 at Southeast Polk.