Sherryl Mae Rowe continues to lead the way for the Albia Lady Dees with another top five finish in an extremely competitive Centerville Redette Invitational hosted at The Preserve at Honey Creek. Her time of 21:27 would garner her a 4th place overall finish in the well over 100 girl field. “Solid,” said Coach Todd Ratliff. “That is the best way to describe her race. From start to finish she has a plan, and executed it incredible again tonight.”
Like with the boys race, not all finishes were recorded. The times and places that are listed are from the host timing team as they put information in as well as they could with a technology malfunction.
Becca Pistek, Allison Major, Brooke Smith, Emma Martin and Ellie Martin all would finish within 25 seconds of one another, compiling a very good team score. Pistek would lead the pack of runners through in a time of 24:25 with Major two seconds back and Smith an additional second behind. Emma Martin would post a 24:40 and sister Ellie would race to a 24:50.
“This is a great pack of runners,” said Coach Ratliff. “They have tightened up into a great finishing group which leads to a better team score. Placings were 41st, 43rd, 44th, 50th, and 52nd. By packing up, and after displacement scoring for runners not competing on teams with enough qualifying runners, it led us to a tie with Chariton, Ellie being the tie breaking runner to give us the edge.”
Ava Brown would finish the course in a time of 26:23 in 76th with Ericka Archibald and Taylee Wolfer sprinting out the end of a race to a dead heat tie at 27:00. Lauren Bayer and Sara Pistek would finish the course together as they finished 27:21 and 27:22 respectively.
Unofficial team scores posted by the timing company were as follows: 1. Davis County (Ranked #5-2A) 30; 2. Knoxville 95; 3. Albia 103 (tie breaker); 4. Chariton 103; 5. Fort Madison 109; 6. Kirksville, Mo. 122; 7. Oskaloosa 130; 8. Central Decatur 225.
Scores were not reported for Centerville, EBF, Keokuk, Melcher Dallas, Moravia, Twin Cedars, Pella Christian and Wayne.