Lauryn Embleton of AC/GC runs ahead of Hannah Booth of Ogden during the West Central Activities Conference cross country meet in Panora on Thursday. Embleton finished sixth overall for the Chargers with a time of 21:46. Malena Rumelhart of ACGC runs toward the finish line during the West Central Activities Conference meet contested at the Panorama West golf course in Panora on Thursday. Rumelhart finished 44th overall for the Chargers, who finished second in the team race. AC/GC's Clay Billheimer runs toward the finish line during Thursday's West Central Activities Conference cross country meet in Panora. Billheimer finished fourth overall in 17:51. The Chargers were fourth in the 10-team race. Kate Crawford of AC/GC leads Panorama's Ella Waddle through the timber on the Panorama West course in Panora Thursday during the West Central Activities Conference cross country meet. Crawford finished second overall in a time of 20:09.25. Alyson Embleton of ACGC runs along the cross country trail in Panora on Thursday during the West Central Activities Conference meet. Embleton finished 24th overall in a time of 24:36. Noah Nelsen of ACGC runs the final stretch of the race Thursday during the West Central Activities Conference meet in Panora. Nelson led the Chargers with a third place finish, crossing the finish line in a time of 17:28.

Charger girls second, boys third at WCAC meet

Five ACGC runners earn all-conference honors

The ACGC cross country teams turned in strong performances and finished among the top at the West Central Activities Conference meet at Panorama West golf course in Panora on  Thursday, October 12.
Five Chargers earned all-conference honors, including Kate Crawford, Emma Swanson and Lauryn Embleton for the girls, and Noah Nelsen and  Clay Billheimer for the boys.
The Charger girls finished second overall in the team race and the ACGC boys placed third.
“I was pleased with the performances that both squads gave overall,” ACGC head coach Colin Shawgo said. “The girls went out and took care of business getting a pretty solid second place.”
The Chargers scored 46 points and trailed only host Panorama, who won the team title with 27 tallies.
“Panorama ran their home course well and scored a 27, but we got a better score than last year with a 46,” Shawgo said. “Third place was a distant 90, so that was nice to see.”
Shawgo said the Charger boys team fought hard and outperformed their projections to finish third.
“It was disappointing losing by only two points to Madrid and missing the championship by five points behind Woodward Academy,” he said. “The upside is both of those teams had much larger gaps points-wise earlier in the season, so this really shows how much progress this team has made this season.  This meet really sets up for a great state qualifying meet next week at Holstein.”
The Chargers will compete in a state qualifying meet Thursday, Oct. 19 in Holstein, hosted by Ridegeview.
ACGC sophomore Kate Crawford finished second overall with a time of 20:09. It was the first runner-up finish for Crawford, who is the defending Class 1-A state champion and hadn’t been beat in seven races this season. Panorama freshmen Ella Waddle crossed first on her home course Thursday in a time of 19:41.
ACGC’s Emma Swanson finished fourth overall in 20:56 and along with Crawford earned first team all-conference honors. Teammate Lauryn Embleton finished sixth overall and earned second team all-conference honors.
Keely Vasey finished 17th for the Chargers and Sabrina Ure 20th to round out the scoring runners. Alyson Embleton was 24th (24:36) and Jackie Trujillo-Garcia 32nd (25:03).
Nelsen and Billheimer finished fourth and fifth, respectively for the Charger boys, both earning first-team all-conference honors. Nelsen finished the rugged Panorama West course in a time of 17:28 and Billheimer crossed in 17:51.
Garrett Young finished 17th (18;30), Quenton Spack 23rd (18:50) and Carter Schildberg 24th (18:53).
Following are the results:
Girls team scoring - Panorama 27, ACGC 46, Madrid 90, Earlham 117, West Central Valley 147, Ogden 152, Woodward-Granger 162, Van Meter 181
ACGC runners - 2. Kate Crawford, 20:09, 4. Emma Swanson, 20:56, 6. Lauryn Embleton, 21:46, 17. Keely Vasey, 23:27, 20. Sabrina Ure, 23:56, 24. Alyson Embleton, 24:36, 32. Jackie Trujillo-Garcia, 25:03, 44. Malena Rumelhart, 25:45, 49. Sara Schmeling, 25:59, 51. Reagan Rumelhart, 26:02, 62. Kennedy Young, 27:11, 75. Mady Suhr, 29:52,

Boys team scoring - Woodward Academy 66, Madrid 69, ACGC 71, Des Moines Christian 83, Ogden 104, Earlham 120, Panorama 183, Woodward-Granger 223, West Central Valley 266, Van Meter 267
ACGC runners - 3. Noah Nelsen, 17:28, 4. Clay Billheimer, 17:51, 17. Garrett Young, 18:30, 23. Quenton Spack, 18:50, 24. Carter Schildberg, 18:53, 31. Easton Benson, 19:08, 32. Ben Young, 19:12, 39. Donnie Swanson, 19:39, 53. Zach Moon, 20:21, 57. Joe Davis, 20:26, 81. Blaine Beeler, 21:32, 82. Nash Ayers, 21:34, 84. Noah Sargent, 21:36, 88. Sam Madsen, 21:55, 102. Matt Hanner, 22:58,

Middle school girls scoring - Earlham 30, Van Meter 54, Woodward-Granger 83, Madrid 94, ACGC 115, Ogden 126
ACGC Middle School girls - 24. Saige O’Brien, 17:05, 25. Kiersten Knobbe, 17:06, 28. Mia Ochletree, 17:41, 29. Kelsey Oberholtz, 17:51, 38. Grace Grizzle, 19:05, 40. Whitney Renshaw, 20:10,

Middle school boys scoring - Van Meter 64, ACGC 75, West Central 77, Panorama 101, Ogden 104, Earlham 116, Woodward-Granger 129, Madrid 187
Middle School boys - 6. Jackson Sloss, 14:00, 7. Justin Reinhart, 14:01, 11. Taye Faulkner, 14:26, 21. Keitn Kinney, 15:36, 30. Brennan Pedersen, 16:34, 39. CJ Morrill, 17:30, 44. Justin Davis, 18:05, 45. Jalen Michaelson, 18:23, 47. Connor Larsen, 18:38, 55. Charlie Schmeling, 23:26
 

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