IOWA CITY– Two seniors and a junior will lead the West High Women of Troy through the 2012 cross-country season. Molly Leveille and Pombie Silverman (seniors) with Ashlynn Yokom (junior) constitute the squad’s returning starters for coach Mike Parker.
Leveille had a best time of 14:29 last season, Silverman posted a 14:35 and Yokom had a best finish of 14:53.
Annie Schaeckenbach, a senior, is a returning letter winner while junior Sofia Mendoza adds depth to the squad following distance running during track season.
Parker said his team’s strength is found in returning the three girls “who have ran at the state championships all their years.” In his 18th year with West, Parker sees Cedar Falls, rival City High and Linn-Mar as the strong teams to beat in the Mississippi Valley Conference. Parker is assisted again this year by Peggy McGuire.
West High 2012 girls’ cross country schedule
Sept. 6: CR Invitational; Noelridge Park, Cedar Rapids, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 15: Des Moines Roosevelt; ISU, Ames Sept. 22: Rim Rock Invite; Lawrence, Kansas
Sept. 25: West High Invite; U of I Ashton CC Course, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 4: MVC; Birdsall Park, Cedar Falls, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 11: MVC Divisional; Tuma Soccer Complex, Cedar Rapids, 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 18: Regional; TBD, TBD
Oct. 27: State; Lakeside Golf Course, Ft. Dodge