Aerts wins in Yutan, Monarchs win at Bergan
Amanda Aerts was the class of the field on Monday in Yutan taking the top spot in the girls race by more than 10 seconds. Aerts finished with a mark of 21:03.87 to lead a Tiger squad that produced four runners in the top-36.
Olivia Bohac took 20th while Sophia Bergman and Lanae Aerts were 35th and 36th in that order. The remaining East Bulter lineup also included Sydney Christensen in 43rd and Cassie Kubik in 45th.
Those results earned the Tigers a fourth-place finish, edging out Ashland-Greenwood by two points and Louisville by 97. Fort Calhoun was the runaway winner with all four scoring runners in the top 10. Malcolm was 12 points back with three in the top 10 and No. 13.
Madison Spatz was fifth in the junior varsity race, Miranda Spatz was sixth, Julia Dvorak was 11th and Audrey Belew was 14th.
Maddie Clark took 12th in the junior high race, Haley Sebranek was 20th and Lauren Sousek was 45th.
In the boys varsity competition, Colby Jelinek was the top Tiger in a time of 21:19.43 and 32nd place. Michael Polivka was 34th, Justin Sebranek took 39th and Justin Dvorak in 57th rounded out the scoring. Justin Sousek in 61st and Matthew Janak in 62nd completed the team lineup.
Malcom dominated the field with first, second, third and fifth and won the team standings with a total of just 11 points. Douglas County West was a distant second with a total of 41.
East Butler was ninth just 11 points away from Fremont Bergan for eighth.
In the boys JV race, Austin Kouma was 31st and Jackson Bergman 35th. Junior high results included Alex Pierce in eighth and Dustin Jelinek in 68th.
Monarchs rule at Bergan
David City Aquinas boys and girls cross country teams both earned first –place team finishes at the Fremont Bergan Joe Wojtkiewicz Invitational on Sept. 6.
The girls placed all four scoring runners inside the top 10 and won by 18 points over second place Johnson County Central.
The boys also had four in the top 10 and edged Yutan by 15 points.
Leading the way for the girls was Allie Frasher in a time of 24:55, missing out on first place by just eight seconds. Ashlei McDonald of Johnson County Central was the race champ.
Following Frasher were teammates Dulcie Archuleta taking fourth, Ella Moravec right behind in fifth and Kate Slama rounding out the scoring in ninth. Faith Kozisek in 15th and Hannah Moravec in 19th completed the Aquinas lineup.
Peter Cisco topped the Monarch boys in third with a time of 21:15, 14 seconds behind winner Dre Vance of host Bergan.
Other scoring athletes included Luke Frasher in fourth, Will Eller in sixth, Hayden Schwang in eighth, Xavier Fiala in ninth and Matthew Duke in 32nd.
The East Butler girls took fourth with a total of 57 points, finishing 19 points back of North Bend in third.
Olivia Bohac led the Tiger girls in 13th with a time of 29:20, Cassie Kubik was 18th, Lanae Aerts was 20th, Sophia Bergman 22nd, Madison Spatz took 23 and Miranda Spatz was 25th.
The boys were sixth out of eight just five points from equaling Bergan in fifth.
Michael Polivka led the way in a time of 24:25 and 22nd place. Justin Sebranek was one second back in 23rd and Colby Jelinek was one behind him in 24th.
Justin Dvorak took 33rd, Michael Janak was 36th and Matthew Janak was 40th.
Scouts run at Arlington
The David City boys continued the 2018 cross country schedule with a meet in Arlington on Sept. 6.
The Scouts were 10th as a team and paced by senior Justin Escamilla in 27th with a time of 19:33.91. Remaining team placings included Carter Ossian in 36th, Dalton Krause in 50th, Clayton Harris in 53rd and Malcom Maxwell in 99th.
Ava Schlotfeld led the Scouts junior high girls group in 27th with a time of 14:49.70 while Savannah Gregory was just behind her in 30th. Braxton Small was the top boys junior high runner in seventh with a time of 9:54.95, Garrett Didier took ninth, Alex Thoendel was 15th, Joey Scribner took 44th and Angel Carias was 46th as the junior high boys took fourth out of seven.
Nate Tenopir is the sports editor of the Banner-Press. Reach him via email at DVDsports@lee.net.