Bultena, Butz top performers for Lynx at South Hardin Invite

ELDORA — Tyler Bultena finished in the top 10, and Kaelyn Butz and Emma Piper cracked the top 15 to lead their respective Webster City cross country teams at Saturday’s South Hardin Invitational.

Bultena finished the 5K course at Pine Lake Golf Course in 18:24 to place sixth in the boys’ race, as he led the Lynx to a fourth-place finish with 113 points in the eight-team field.

Nevada (75 points) nipped host and 11th-ranked (Class 2A) South Hardin (76) for the boys’ team title.

The WCHS boys were without John Piaszynski, who has been the team’s leader in a handful of races this fall.

Freshmen Jacob Willson (19:28) and Sam Vanderpool (19:28) picked up the slack and placed 20th and 22nd for the Lynx. Max Harfst (19:59, 31st) and Jackson Moberly (20:11, 34th) completed the team scoring.

Butz navigated the course in 24:25, three seconds ahead of Piper (24:28); they were 14th and 15th in the girls’ race. Kaitlyn Wagner (26:25, 32nd), Haley Flaws (26:51, 33rd) and Haley Johnson (28:26, 40th) also scored.

The Lynx girls were sixth with 134 points. Iowa Falls-Alden/AGWSR (57) was the team champion.

South Hardin Invitational

Saturday at Pine Lake Golf Course

Eldora

GIRLS RESULTS

Team Standings

1. Iowa Falls-Alden/AGWSR 57; 2. Nevada 69; 3. Green Mountain Garwin 80; 4. Baxter 81; 5. East Marshall 85; 6. Webster City 134; 7. South Tama 150.

Girls Individual Champion — Aubrie Fisher (IF-A/AG) 20:36.

Webster City Results

14. Kaelyn Butz 24:25; 15. Emma Piper 24:28; 32. Kaitlyn Wagner 26:25; 33. Haley Flaws 26:51; 40. Haley Johnson 28:26; 32. Sharina Deroches 30:40; 43. Sami Main 31:19.

BOYS RESULTS

Team Standings

1. Nevada 75; 2. South Hardin 76; 3. East Marshall 78; 4. Webster City 113; 5. Iowa Falls-Alden/AGWSR 123; 6. BCLUW 127; 7. Baxter 133; 8. Green Mountain Garwin 189.

Boys Individual Champion — Malachi Hornbuckle (NEV) 17:21.

Webster City Results

6. Tyler Bultena 18:24; 20. Jacob Willson 19:28; 22. Sam Vanderpool 19:28; 31. Max Harfst 19:59; 34. Jackson Moberly 20:11; 36. Tucker Judkins 20:18; 37. Isaac Bernard 20:25.

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