Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

October 9, 2013

Hughs top runner for Knoxville

By Perry Bell Sports Editor
The Journal Express

---- — Knoxville was one runner shy of having enough athletes to compile a score at the Knoxville Invitational Cross Country outing Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Running for Coach Mike Moats’ KHS squad were Courtney Hughs in 15th place with a time of 18:18 over the 4K Pine Knolls Course.

Next to finish for the Panthers was Kaeline Schuenke in 29th at 19:34. She was followed by Tori Johnston in 40th at 20:43 and Emily Murphy in 65th at 24:01.

Winning the varsity girls’ team title was the Pella High Lady Dutch with 28 points. Pella’s Kelcey Blommers won the varsity race in 16:07.

A total of 10 teams scored points in the varsity meet.

Middle School

In middle school action the Panthers were eighth.

Knoxville had Emery Neer lead the way in 30th place with a time of 14:25. Next was Taylor Purvis in 35th at 14:56 followed by Britney Kindley in 43rd at 15:30.

The rest of the Knoxville runners consisted of Grace Loscher 47th at 15:40, Maddy Mead 52nd at 16:32 and Jordan Salato 53rd at 17:23.

The Panther middle school runners are coached by Randy Wilson.