Bontrager finishes first at Big Hollow

Valenzuela ninth for Huskies in final regular season meet

By Jeff Yoder
Posted 10/15/21

Leah Bontrager was the first to cross the finish line on Thursday at the Big Hollow Recreation Area near Mediapolis. In the final regular season race of her career, the Hillcrest senior came away …

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Bontrager finishes first at Big Hollow

Valenzuela ninth for Huskies in final regular season meet

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Leah Bontrager was the first to cross the finish line on Thursday at the Big Hollow Recreation Area near Mediapolis. In the final regular season race of her career, the Hillcrest senior came away with a win and a time of 22:45, nearly 20 seconds ahead of the next competitor. 

Carlos Valenzuela had a top ten finish for the Highland boys. He came in ninth with a finish of 20:33 and Brendan Schnoebelen was 40th with a time of 25:14. Katelyn Waters finished 20th for the Highland girls with a time of 27:36.

Delaney Shaw finished 14th for Hillcrest with a time of 26:31. Morgyn Nafziger finished 27th in 29 minutes flat and Julia Boller was 29th with a finish of 31:10. 

Hillcrest, Highland, and Lone Tree will be at the 1A state-qualifying meet hosted by Regina at the Kickers soccer park in Iowa City on Thursday, October 21. 

Bontrager was the lone area 1A state qualifier last year. She finished third at the state-qualifying meet in Pekin.

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