Roland-Story girls claim South Hamilton Invitational championship: Kilstofte wins individual title

Joe Randleman
Ames Tribune
Makenna Carlson placed 17th to help Roland-Story win the girls' team championship at the South Hamilton Invitational cross country meet Oct. 7 in Jewell.

The Roland-Story girls' cross country team outlasted Adair Casey/Guthrie Center for the team championship at the South Hamilton Invitational Oct. 7 at the Jewell Golf and Country Club in Jewell.

The Norse, ranked 15th in Class 2A, defeated an ACGC team rated 11th in 1A by 33 points for first out of eight teams. Roland-Story scored 45 points to ACGC's 78.

The Roland-Story boys placed fifth out of eight schools with 137 points. The Norsemen were led by another top-10 individual performance by Nathan Limas.

ACGC won the boys' team championship. The No. 2 team in 1A scored 39 points to beat East Marshall's score of 55 for first out of eight teams.

Here is what we learned from the two teams' performances at the meet:

Norse girls have great top three

Lauryn Kilstofte, the 22nd-ranked individual in 2A, kept up her outstanding sophomore season by taking first at South Hamilton. She won with a 5-kilometer time of 20 minutes, 56 seconds, beating the 21:13 effort by East Marshall's Mkenzie Robinson for first.

Two other Roland-Story runners placed in the top 10. 

Freshman Claire Truesdell was third behind Kilstofte and Robinson after crossing the finish line in 21:18. Reece Johnson took sixth in 21:26.

Girls keep building more depth

All five runners that scored for the Roland-Story girls placed in the top five. Makenna Carlson finished 17th in 23:02 and Ellie Erickson 19th in 23:22.

Elizabeth Ihle came in 22nd at 23:28 to just miss the scoring cut. Brooke Thompson placed 24th in 23:35, making it so all seven Norse runners ended up in the top 25.

Limas continues great senior campaign

Limas took sixth in the varsity boys' race for Roland-Story. He completed the 5k course in 17:46.

Limas is rated 30th in 2A.

ACGC's Tevin Suhr won in 16:45 and West Marshall's Nicholas Thompson took second in 16:56. Suhr is ranked fourth in 1A and Thompson 13th in 2A.

Madrid's Ethan Loutzenheiser was third in 17 minutes flat and East Marshall's Joseph Terrones fourth in 17:15. Madrid's Clay Warson placed fifth in 17:31.

Webb coming on for boys

Junior Levi Webb is emerging as a solid second runner for the Roland-Story boys. Webb placed 28th at South Hamilton with a time of 20:09.

Levi Webb (rear) is coming on as a solid No. 2 runner for the Roland-Story boys' cross country team.

Lucas Wuebker took 44th in 20:57, Jay Sanderson 45th in 20:59 and Evan Voga 46th in 21 minutes flat to complete the scoring for the boys.