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Boys Cross Country win first WaMaC title!

Top-ranked Clear Creek Amana put three runners in the top four and rolled to the first WAMAC Conference title in program history on Thursday at Hartridge Golf Course in Manchester.

Brandon Barker led four Clippers in the top eight with a runner-up finish as Clear Creek Amana finished with 30 points, 39 in front of 3A eighth-ranked Center Point-Urbana.

No. 13 Marion was third with 80 points, No. 14 Mount Vernon-Lisbon was fourth with 101 followed by Williamsburg with 136, West Delaware with 147 and Solon with 173.

Barker finished runner-up in 16:17.1 while Nick O’Connor was third in 16:33.8 and Jack Sexton was fourth in 16:40.4.

Sophomore Gavin Zilleyette placed eighth in 16:56.9 and Caleb Alcorn was 13th in 17:17.8.

WAMAC Conference Meet

Hartridge Golf Course in Manchester

Team scores – 1. Clear Creek Amana 30; 2. Center Point-Urbana 69; 3. Marion 80; 4. Mount Vernon-Lisbon 101; 5. Williamsburg 136; 6. West Delaware 147; 7. Solon 173; 8. Benton Community 232; 9. Vinton-Shellsburg 260; 10. South Tama 292; 11. Central DeWitt 302; 12. Independence 350; 13. Dyersville Beckman 386

Individual leaders – 1. Eli Larson (CP-U) 16:12.7; 2. Brandon Barker (CCA) 16:17.1; 3. Nick O’Connor (CCA) 16:33.8; 4. Jack Sexton (CCA) 16:40.4; 5. Zach Fall (MV-L) 16:45.1; 6. Luke Post (CP-U) 16:47.3; 7. Gabe Hinman (SOL) 16:56.58. Gavin Zillyette (CCA) 16:56.9; 9. Kaiden Royster (WIL) 17:05.4; 10. Abe Larson (CP-U) 17:07.9; 11. Gaven Hiler (MAR) 17:11.6; 12. Mason Bach (CP-U) 17:15.8; 13. Caleb Alcorn (CCA) 17:17.8; 14. Tyler Colvin (MAR) 17:17.9; 15. Trey Schulte (BC) 17:18.1

Clear Creek Amana – 2. Brandon Barker 16:17.1; 3. Nick O’Connor 16:33.8; 4. Jack Sexton 16:40.4; 8. Gavin Zillyette 16:56.9; 13. Caleb Alcorn 17:17.8; 33. Daniel Henkle 17:59.8; 35. Brandon McCarty 18:02.2