The Roland-Story boys' varsity cross country team finished in ninth place of 13 teams competing at the invitational at South Hamilton on Thursday, Oct. 5.

“Our varsity men were in some rough shape tonight with the top three runners out with illness and injury,” said coach Brad Dedic. “Despite that, we did have a very nice performance with our top seven today with all but one earning a PR or coming within 6 seconds of their career best.”

Dylan Ihle, Zane Haglund and Blake Lebeck all had career bests along with Max Halstead who also was a sixth-place medalist and the top finisher for the JV team.

“Xander Webb, Cael Schreier and Jakob Lester all had career bests as well and many runners had season bests and/or came within 10 seconds of their best run,” Dedic said. “The competition at this meet was very strong today!”

Roland-Story boys' results:

27, Grant Olson, JR, 18:08

30, Marcus Thomas, SR, 18:20

41, Dylan Ihle, SO, 18:42

48, Nick Thiel, JR, 18:52

52, Blake Lebeck, SO, 19:01

56, Eric Dowe, JR, 19:08

61, Zane Haglund, FR, 19:16

Max Halstead, SR, 19:18

Colby Martin, JR, 19:56

Seth Halleland, SO, 20:08

Xander Webb, FR, 20:30

Carson Ehrenberg, SR, 20:31

Blake Sievers, SR, 20:39

Britt Avery, SR, 20:41

Trey Sievers, FR, 20:51

Jarod Hart, FR, 21:04

Will Larson, SR, 21:10

Garret Twedt, SR, 21:55

Taylor Hink, SO, 21:59

Noah Krull, JR, 22:49

Cael Schreier, FR, 23:00

Mitch Shorkey, SR, 23:17

Seth Moore, JR, 23:25

Eli Ruben, JR, 23:26

Joseph Hovick, FR, 23:32

Wyatt Origer, JR, 23:34

Jakob Lester, JR, 23:39

Gabe Nady, SO, 23:41

Gabe Reitano, SO, 24:01

Ethan Nady, SO, 25:03

Derek Hartzler, JR, 26:18

Saber Cory, SR, 27:36

Sam Sirna, SO, 29:11

Dylan McKinley, SO, 29:15

Tyler Lueck, SO, 32:51

JV boys place second at South Hamilton

Roland-Story's boys' JV team placed second of 12 teams competing. Gilbert finished in first place, Adair-Casey/Guthrie Center finished in third, followed by Nevada, East Marshall, South Hamilton, Eagle Grove, Madrid, Ogden, Panorama, West Marshall and BCLUW.

Roland-Story boys' JV results:

6, Max Halstead, SR, 19:18

13, Colby Martin, JR, 19:56

15, Seth Halleland, SO, 20:08

18, Xander Webb, FR, 20:30

21, Carson Ehrenberg, SR, 20:31

24, Blake Sievers, SR, 20:39

25, Britt Avery, SR, 20:41