Sophomore Jordan Jenks has been the Iowa–Grant/Highland cross country team’s unquestioned leader all season.
Saturday he parlayed that talent into his first berth in the WIAA State Cross County Meet.
Jenks finished ninth at Saturday’s Division 3 Boscobel Sectional with a time of 17:30 to earn one of the five individual qualifiers spots.
Jenks D3 state race Saturday at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids will begin at 11 a.m.
“Jordan really rose to the challenge by knocking off 45 seconds from his time at the Boscobel Invite two weeks earlier,” said Iowa–Grant head coach Corey McCracken. “He just missed state by a narrow margin last year so it was good to see him reach is goal.
Fellow I–G sophomore Corey McCracken finished 37th at Saturday’s sectional with a time of 19:02.
Senior Shaun Soman finished his final season strong with a new personal record of 19:12 and 41st-place finish.
Senior Grace Enloe paced the Iowa–Grant/Highland girls with a 38th-place, 18:20 finish, a 1:28 drop in time from two weeks earlier on the same course.
Sophomore Shania Sarbacker, junior Chakayla Stanek, and freshman Caitlyn Fowell all dropped their times by at least 30 seconds.
Sarbacker finished 59th in a time of 19:35. Stanek placed 74th (20:01), while Fowell finished 84th (20:45).
WIAA Division 3 Boscobel Sectional
(from Saturday, Oct. 20 @ Boscobel)
Team scores: 1.Darlington 35, 2.Poynette 94, 3.Boscobel 98, 4.Lancaster 111, 5.Hillsboro 133, 6.Belleville 240, 7.St. Ambrose Academy 248, 8.Riverdale 253, 9.Pardeeville 257, 10.Rio/Fall River 296, 11.Parkview 300, 12.Pecatonica/Argyle 313, 13.North Crawford 316, 14.Madison Country Day 321, 15.Iowa–Grant/Highland 329, 16.Fennimore 379.
Top individuals: 1.Leah Johnson (Pardeeville) 15:44, 2.Christa Wamsley (Darlington) 15:54, 3.Harley Douglas (Darlington) 16:26, 4.Aidan Campbell (Madison Country Day) 16:40, 5.Sydney Wagner (Lancaster) 16:41.
Individual State Qualifiers: 1.Johnson (Pardeeville) 15:44, 4.Campbell (Madison Country Day) 16:40, 5.Wagner (Lancaster) 16:41, 6.Bailey Hlavachek (Albany) 16:42, 7.Heather Hineline (St. Ambrose Academy) 16:48.
Iowa–Grant/Highland: 38.Grace Enloe 18:20, 59.Shania Sarbacker 19:35, 74.Chakayla Stanek 20:01, 84.Caitlyn Fowell 20:45, 106.Laura Cieslak 23:24.
Team scores: 1.Darlington 35, 2.Boscboel 44, 3.Albany 108, 4.Hillsboro 129, 5.Belleville 136, 6.Lancaster 156, 7.Poynette 179, 8.Iowa–Grant/Highland 202, 9.Fennimore 227, 10.Waterloo 306, 11.Pardeeville 307, 12.Parkview 388, 13.North Crawford 411, 14.Madison Country Day 412, 15.Kickapoo/La Farge 428, 16.Cassville 445, 17.Rio/Fall River 475, 18.Pecatonica/Argyle 505, 19.Riverdale 508.
Top individuals: 1.Tyson Miehe (Darlington) 16:32, 2.Dakota Kauffman (Boscobel) 17:03, 3.Quinn Cullen) Darlington 17:05, 4.Pavel Pilar (Boscobel) 17:10, 5.Ryan Mindham (Boscobel) 17:13.
Individual State Qualifiers: 7.Tucker McMahan (Belleville) 17:26, 8.Noah Mayberry (Hillsboro) 17:26, 9.Jordan Jenks (Iowa–Grant) 17:30, 11.Logan Rohn (Hillsboro) 17:45, 12.Aaron Johnson (Albany) 17:50.
Iowa–Grant/Highland: 9.Jordan Jenks 17:30, 37.Ethan McCracken 19:02, 41.Shaun Soman 19:12, 56.Cody Wall 19:58, 59.Kyle Bomkamp 20:01, 60.Alex Pillow 20:01, 64.Micah Bomkamp 20:07.