Top area returning boys’ individuals for the 2019 cross country season, with their state finishes and times from 2018.
Jack Pendergast, sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie — 2nd in 4A, 15:41.
Jacob Green, sr., Cedar Rapids Kennedy — 6th in 4A, 15:54.
Dylan Dolezal, sr., Linn-Mar — 7th in 4A, 15:59.
Lewis Kleman, sr., Cedar Rapids Washington — 11th in 4A, 16:08.
Luke Post, jr., Center Point-Urbana — 4th in 3A, 16:15.
Max Locher, sr., Cedar Rapids Washington — 19th in 4A, 16:17.
Jack Sexton, sr., Clear Creek Amana — 7th in 3A, 16:21.
Cole Hemann, sr., Marion — 11th in 3A, 16:32.
Caleb Shumaker, jr., Tipton — 4th in 2A, 16:33.
Ken Wilbur, sr., Iowa City West — 33rd in 4A, 16:37.
Brady Hogan, jr., Decorah — 12th in 3A, 16:38.
McKade Adams, sr., Cedar Rapids Prairie — 41st in 4A, 16:45.
Top area boys’ teams to watch for the 2019 season.
Cedar Rapids Kennedy
Coach: Brian Annis
State finish in 2018: 10th in Class 4A
Returning state runners (6): Jacob Green (sr., 6th), Lucas Middlekauff (sr., 55th), Jaxton Hornett (sr., 56th), Wesley Jackson (sr., 82nd), Kayde Bowers (sr., 92nd), Jack Schissel (soph. 99th).
Cedar Rapids Prairie
Coach: Bill Schwarz
State finish in 2018: 6th in Class 4A
Returning state runners (6): Jack Pendergast (sr., 2nd), McKade Adams (sr., 41st), Andrew Bickford (jr., 57th), Hunter Kalous (jr., 64th), Carlo Dannenfelser (sr., 66th), Ryan Neubauer (sr., 81st).
Cedar Rapids Washington
Coach: Will Harte
State finish in 2018: 3rd in Class 4A
Returning state runners (5): Lewis Kleman (sr., 11th), Max Locher (sr., 19th), Ethan Stout (jr., 47th), Lukas Engledow (jr., 95th), Ryan McCaffrey (soph., 115th)
Clear Creek Amana
Coach: Ben Robison
State finish in 2018: Class 3A runner-up
Returning state runners (5): Jack Sexton (sr., 7th), Brandon Barker (jr., 22nd), Caleb Alcorn (jr., 25th), Nick O’Connor (sr., 27th), Gavin Zillyette (soph., 76th)
Coach: Pat Meehan
State finish in 2018: 7th in Class 1A
Returning state runners (5): Chance Downs (sr., 35th), Ethan Doyl (jr., 50th), Nolan Ries (soph., 65th), Derek Mensen (sr., 88th), Mason Lubben (sr., 96th)
Coach: Eric Walsh
State finish in 2018: Class 2A champion
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Returning state runners (5): Caleb Shumaker (jr., 4th), Trent Pelzer (sr., 19th), Landan Hill (sr., 34th), Andrew Olseen (sr., 43rd), Cody Bohlmann (soph., 90th)
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