Ballard Gathers Best in Iowa

The Mike Carr Invitational hosted by Ballard High School in Huxley Iowa promises to be one of the biggest meets for 3A schools during this middle part of the season. This meet features many ranked teams for 3A and brings some strong competition from the other classes as well. The Dutch runners look forward to using this as a gauge to see where we stand and where we are headed.

Probable Line Up

Girls Varsity – Blink, Boonstra, Ferebee, Neumann, Paulsen, Trine, Snieder
Boys Varsity Dunham, Lauman, Neumann, Schuknecht, Van Dyke, Vander Waal, VandeVoort
Girls JV Ausman, Bogaards, Boll, DeVries, DeVries, Ebelsheiser, Galeazzi, Henry, Hunsinger, Lundy, McAninch, Norton, Punt, Reynolds, Schiebout, Schmitz, Schrauben, Schroeder, Smith, Spiker, Van Wyk, Van Zee, Vos, Wittenberg, Wogen
Boys JV – Browne, Browne, Chapel, Clark, Conrad, Copeland, Dobson, Ebeling, Erickson, Gaul, Gauley, Gaulke, Hellbusch, Huffaker, Huston, Huston, Johnston, Messer, Mitchel, O’Neil, Rozenboom, Rozenboom, Ruckman, Schiebout, Schrauben, Shaffer, Shaffer, Steenhoek, Treimer, Van Donselaar, Vandenberg, Vos

High Caliber Teams Will Run

This race brings a nice mix of 1A through 4A teams. This race brings a high concentration of highly ranked 3A teams. These are the races that the ranking committees appreciate as it gives them a good look at these teams head-to-head. There are 12 ranked boys teams and 14 ranked girls teams across all classes. This will be a GREAT race!

Here are the teams:

 ADM (3A B #8, 3A G #4), Atlantic (3A G #12), Ballard (3A B #19, 3A G #3), Bondurant-Farrar, Boone, Carlisle (3A B #9, 3A G #18), Dallas Center-Grimes (4A B #8, 4A G #18), Des Moines Christian (2A B #2, 2A G #6), Eagle Grove, Gilbert (3A B #12, 3A G #10), Glenwood (M only 3A #6) , Humboldt, Indianola (4A G #12), Iowa Falls-Alden (3A G #14), Madrid (1A B #16), Nevada, Nodaway Valley, North Polk (3A B #2, 3A G #9), Pella (3A B #3, 3A G #5), Roland-Story (2A G #19), Solon (3A B #15, 3A G #1), Webster City , Winterset (3A B #7), Woodward-Granger (1A G #14)

The Individual Race

Boys Ranked Individuals (As of September 12):

 Boys Race:

3A #18 Back WINTERSET, 1A #9 Berg NODAWAY VALLEY, 3A #5 Dunham PELLA, 4A #14 Every DCG, 2A #1 Fynaardt DM CHRISTIAN, 2A #21 Houg DM CHRISTIAN, 3A #29 Kabela SOLON, 3A #7 Keller GLENWOOD, 3A #4 Lauman PELLA, 1A #2 Loutzenheiser MADRID, 3A #19 McIlravy NORTH POLK, 3A #14 Smith GLENWOOD, 3A #3 Sporaa NORTH POLK, 3A #13 Sporaa NORTH POLK, 3A #26 Stierman NORTH POLK, 3A #27 Stierman NORTH POLK, 2A #5 Ten Pas DM CHRISTIAN, 3A #10 Timmerman ADM, 3A #9 VanderWaal PELLA, 3A #17 Wadsley GILBERT, 1A #17 Warson MADRID 

Girls Race:

3A #22 Blink PELLA, 1A #11 Brandhorst MADRID, 3A #16 Daggett CARLISLE, 3A #17 Ferebee PELLA, 1A #4 Fleshner WOODWARD-GRANGER, 4A #27 Foster INDIANOLA, 3A #18 Goodrich ADM, 3A #14 James ADM, 3A #26 Miller IOWA FALLS AGWSR, 3A #1 Noe BALLARD, 3A #4 Olivierre IOWA FALLS AGWSR, 3A #25 Pellett ATLANTIC, 3A #10 Rush ATLANTIC, 3A #27 Shaffer NORTH POLK, 3A #13 Snieder PELLA, 3A #2 Timmerman ADM, 1A #28 Truesdell ROLAND-STORY, 3A #29 Vance BALLARD, 3A #5 Young SOLON

Up Next…

Pella will be staying home to run in one of the midwest’s premier cross country races, the Heartland Classic. The race will be held at Central Cross Country course. It will feature 46 boys teams and 39 girls teams representing 5 states from around the midwest including: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, and South Dakota. There will be 23 ranked girls teams and 30 ranked boys teams. They boys race will feature 19 boys who have run under 16 minutes this season and 1 who has run under 15. The girls will feature 14 girls who have run under 19:30 with 9 running under 19 and 4 who have run under 18 this season. This race will be FAST! Don’t miss it. Races are on Saturday September 17th. Here is the schedule: 9:00am: 9-10 RACE-Girls; 9:35am: 9-10 RACE-Boys; 10:10am: JV Girls; 10:45am: JV Boys; 11:20pm: Varsity Girls; 11:50pm: Varsity Boys; 12:15 pm: Awards Ceremony

Note: Tickets are required and can ONLY be purchased online. Here is the link. (