Girl’s and Boy’s Cross Country Teams Make Big Strides Towards State

The Liberty Girls’ and Boys’ Cross Country Teams’ made huge jumps towards the state meet.


Camille Mac (Junior) – Photographed by Jenna Star

Liberty Athletics continue to take bigger steps each year. On the Liberty Girls’ Cross Country Team, three liberty female runners qualified for the state cross country meet yesterday at the Marshalltown Cross Country Meet. Liberty’s own Ashlyn Keeney (Sophomore), McKenzie Logan (Junior), and Camille Mac (Junior) ran times of 17:58.4, 19:26.4 and 19:31.0, in order. Ashlyn Keeney placed first place individually out of all female runners, with McKenzie Logan following in a state qualifying 9th place, and Camille Mac finishing out in a state qualifying 12th place.


Continuing to also make large strides for Liberty Athletics is the Liberty Boys’ Cross Country Team. Yesterday at the Marshalltown Cross Country Meet as well, the Boys’ Cross Country Team became the first state qualifying team as a whole in Liberty Athletic’s history. The Cross Country Team placed third place overall in the meet with a score of 62 points, coming in behind second place Johnston with 45 points, and first place Prairie winning with 33 points. Top Liberty Boys’ Cross Country runners were Bowen Gryp in fifth place individually with a time of 16:33.2, Jack Kinzer in 6th place with 16:33.5, Peter Woodward in 16th place with 16:526, Caleb Shillinger in 17th place with 16:53.7, and Christian Montover in 18th place with 16:55.7.

      Bowen Gryp (Junior) and Jack Kinzer (Junior) running in the October 24th 2019 meet.

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