Schroeder, Hawkins win Cornbelt Conference titles

Taziah Hawkins and Josiah Schroeder finish first Wednesday at the Cornbelt Conference cross country meet at Irene-Wakonda High School. Schools a part of the cross country meet included Bridgewater-Emery, Canistota, Freeman, Hanson, Howard, Menno, Irene-Wakonda and McCrossan.

IRENE -- The Hanson girls cross country team claimed four of the top-10 spots as they won the Cornbelt Conference cross country meet on Wednesday at Irene-Wakonda High School.

Hanson’s Taziah Hawkins won the individual title in 20 minutes and 21 seconds. Cadence Jarding finished in fourth place in 21.11, Eliza Oltmanns finished seventh at 22.14 and Alyssa Moschell came in eighth in 22.18.

Freeman had two runners in the top 10, Rylee Peters finished in second place in 20.31 and Peyton McCune finished sixth at 22.04. Canistota’s Kara Roshone finished in third place in 21.01 and Menno’s Ashton Massey came in fifth place at 21.21.

Freeman took second in the team standings and Canistota took third.

Canistota’s Josiah Schroeder won the boys’ individual title in 16 minutes and 45 seconds. Teammate Connor Hutcheson took fourth place at 18.24.


Irene-Wakonda’s Ethan Haich took second place in 17.18 and teammate Christopher Haich came in seventh place at 18.44.

Menno’s Kadeyn Ulmer finished in third in 18.18 and Howard’s Caden Schwader came in fifth in 18.28.

Irene-Wakonda claimed first place as a team while Canistota came in second and Menno finished in third. Howard finished in fifth place and Hanson finished in sixth.

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