Tigers stand out at Rich Engel

The Rich Engel Classic was held on Sept. 15. at Birdsall Park in Cedar Falls. 

The men’s team finished 1st out of 21 teams, scoring 54 points followed by Cedar Rapids Kennedy with 77 points. Freshman Jaden Merrick finished 3rd with a time of 16:31.6, followed by senior Gavin Denholm in 8th with a time of 16:59.2, and senior Colin Johnson in 10th with a 17:07.0.

The women’s team finished 5th out of 18 teams. They were led by sophomore Zoe Zylstra who finished 7th with her time of 19:53.6. She was followed by senior Jaden Swarts who finished in 20th with her time of 20:57.1. Junior Maddie Gallagher was close behind Swarts with her time of 21:07.7, which placed her 26th. 

Next, the men’s and women’s cross country teams will go to Dubuque on Thursday, Sept. 22. They will be racing at the Dubuque Soccer complex.

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