No. 7 Cadet girls win NFV cross country meet, Crestwood boys place third

WEST UNION - The Crestwood girls’ and boys’ cross country teams didn’t let the wet conditions bother them on Oct. 4 at the North Fayette Valley meet as the No. 7 Cadet girls’ team nabbed first with 51 points while the boys’ team took third with 81 points.
Four Crestwood girls and three boys finished in the top 15 to earn medals. On the girls’ side, Cadet senior Cassidy Ihns won her fourth straight meet as she took gold in 19:37.20 seconds. Hope Dohlman was third in 20:59.80, Annie Mast took 13th in 22:38.02 and Sarah Mashek was 14th in 22:39.18.
For the Cadet boys’ team, Bryden Juelsgaard placed fourth in 17:58.34. Justin Nibaur finished 12th in 18:52.04, and Nathan Martinek was 13th in 18:53.70.
Crestwood Head Coach Jim Obermann said all the Cadet athletes raced hard in sloppy conditions on a difficult course.
“Our girls’ team ran extremely well,” Obermann said. “We had a lot of good individual performances. Cassidy ran well to take first. She has only been beaten twice this year. Hope, Annie, Sarah and Libby Labosky all ran strong. Hope and Libby both had one of their best races all year. Libby has been solid for us all year, and she has really picked up the pace.
“The boys’ team ran OK overall. It was not one of our best (team) performances, but we will run better at the NEIC meet (on Oct. 9). Bryden Juelsgaard ran a strong race, and it was nice to see Justin Nibaur back on the course. 
“Nathan Martinek ran well, and Nathaniel Bigalk showed improvement. Overall, it was not a bad meet for us. We had many good individual performances. We were appreciative of North Fayette Valley for allowing us to compete in this meet after our scheduled meet at New Hampton was cancelled,” Obermann said.
The Cadet squads were scheduled to compete at the Northeast Iowa Conference Meet in Waverly on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 4 p.m.,  weather permitting. 
The Class 2A State Qualifier Cross Country Meet is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. at a site to be determined later.

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