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Clear Creek boys win the Class 3A regional meet

Squad competes at state cross country for first time

SOLON– Clear Creek Amana’s boys cross country team won the Class 3A regional meet Thursday, Oct. 24, sending the squad to the state meet in Fort Dodge. The Clippers’ 73 team points gave them the regional championship, besting Center Point-Urbana by one point. Mount Vernon-Lisbon was the third-place team with 90 points, also qualifying for the meet. Solon missed the cut with 107 team points and a fourth-place finish as the top three teams advance.
Individually, CPU’s Josh Yeager took the regional title with a 16:17 finish. Jack Murray was the fastest Clipper with his sixth-place finish in 16:59, and Ben Alcorn put up an eighth-place finish in 17:03. The top 10 finishers qualify individually.
Individual results on Oct. 24 were:
6. Jack Murray, 16:59
8. Ben Alcorn, 17:03
11. Eric Douglass, 17:06
21. Dustin Yelland, 17:45
27. Jacob Tener, 17:54
53. Kage Hinricks, 18:43
59. Dylan Wolfe, 18:50
Team results
1, Clear Creek Amana, 73. 2, Center Point-Urbana, 74. 3, Mount Vernon-Lisbon, 90. 4, Solon, 107. 5, Cedar Rapids Xavier, 120. 6, Marion, 127. 7, Davenport Assumption, 161. 8, Mount Pleasant, 204. 9, Benton Community, 233. 10, Central Clinton-DeWitt, 246. 11, Maquoketa, 310. 12, Washington, 369.

The state meet took place Saturday, Nov. 2, in Fort Dodge at the Lakeside Municipal Golf Course. in the team’s first-ever state appearance, CCA finished in 12th place in Class3A, with a total of 244 points, and a total time of 1:27:59.7. Boone captured first place, with a total of 69 points and an overal time of 1:22:19.3, and second place was taken by Charles City, with 82 points and an overall time of 1:24:07.5.

Individual state meet results:
14. Ben Alcorn, Soph., 16:56.2
45. Jack Murray, Sr., 17:33.4
51. Eric Douglass, Soph., 17:35.8
61. Dustin Yelland, Sr., 17:52.7
73. Jake Tener, Soph., 18:01.6
97. Kage Hinricks, Soph., 18:48.4
104. Dylan Wolfe, Jr., 35:14.0