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Skartvedt, Doolittle set the pace for Hawk runners at Nevada Invite

SH boys place 6th, girls 8th at Hickory Grove Park

NEVADA — Ty Skartvedt powered the South Hamilton boys’ cross country team to a middle of the pack finish at Monday’s Nevada Invitational at Hickory Grove Park.

Skartvedt, who has been the Hawks’ team leader in every meet this season, crossed the finish line in 18:46.69 to place 17th. South Hamilton was sixth in the field of 12 teams with 198 points.

Third-ranked (Class 3A) North Polk dominated the meet. The Comets held down the first-, second- and third-place positions — Zach Sporaa was the winner in 16:41.06 — en route to 24 points. Gilbert was a distant second with 66.

South Hamilton’s Nos. 2-5 runners all maintained less than one minute of separation in the middle of the field. Gage Koster (38th) raced past the finish line in 19:47.01, while Eli Potter (44th) turned in a time of 20:02.53. Clay Willadsen (48th) wasn’t far back in 20:31.50, and Landan Grove (51st) completed the scoring team in 20:39.57.

The South Hamilton girls’ squad received another strong showing from Paige Doolittle, as the Hawks settled into eighth place with 206 points. No. 8-ranked (2A) Roland-Story captured the team title with 55 points. Gilbert (73) was second and No. 13-ranked (3A) North Polk (83) finished third.

Doolittle put up a 5K time of 23:25.45 to place 31st overall. Marissa Jensen (34th) continued to close the gap and crossed in 23:39.01. Anna Lammers (42nd, 24:02.85), Abby Ervin (50th, 24:54.28) and Chandler George (52nd, 24:57.80) also factored into the Hawks’ total.

Iowa Falls-Alden standout Ellie Meyer conquered the girls’ field in a winning time of 19:11.71. Meyer is unbeaten in the regular season up to this point.

Nevada Invitational

Monday at Hickory Grove Park

Nevada

GIRLS RESULTS

Team Standings

1. Roland-Story 55; 2. Gilbert 73; 3. North Polk 83; 4. Iowa Falls-Alden 126; 5. Nevada 133; 6. Collins-Maxwell 175; 7. West Marshall 175; 8. South Hamilton 206; 9. East Marshall 229; 10. Baxter 245; 11. South Hardin 317; 12. Colo-NESCO 328.

Individual Winner — Ellie Meyer, Iowa Falls-Alden, 19:11.71.

South Hamilton Results

31. Paige Doolittle 23:25.45; 34. Marissa Jensen 23:39.01; 42. Anna Lammers 24:02.85; 50. Abby Ervin 24:54.28; 52. Chandler George 24:57.80; 55. Paige Seaton 25:18.06; 61. Kelbe Krumm 25:57.78.

BOYS RESULTS

Team Standings

1. North Polk 24; 2. Gilbert 66; 3. Nevada 81; 4. East Marshall 122; 5. Collins-Maxwell 187; 6. South Hamilton 198; 7. South Hardin 202; 8. Colo-NESCO 213; 9. Roland-Story 219; 10. Iowa Falls-Alden 241; 11. BCLUW 244; 12. West Marshall 298.

Individual Winner — Zach Sporaa, North Polk, 16:41.06.

South Hamilton Results

17. Ty Skartvedt 18:46.69; 38. Gage Koster 19:47.01; 44. Eli Potter 20:02.53; 48. Clay Willadsen 20:31.50; 51. Landan Grove 20:39.57; 67. Logan Halfwassen 21:58.27.

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