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Creek Boys No.1 in preseason XC rankings

IATC puts CCA at the top of Class 3A

TIFFIN– The Clear Creek Amana (CCA) High School Clippers took the top spot in the Iowa Association of Track Coaches (IATC) preseason cross country team rankings. CCA’s squad was ranked No. 1 in Class 3A in the rankings released on Thursday, Aug. 22.
The Creek Boys topped the 15-team list, which includes WaMaC foes Marion and Mount Vernon-Lisbon. The WaMaC’s Center Point-Urbana was listed as one of the “Teams to Watch.”
The IATC also ranked the top-20 individual athletes with Clipper senior Jack Sexton placed at sixth, CCA juniors Brandon Barker and Caleb Alcorn at 15th and 16th, respectively, and senior Nick O’Connor at 18th.
The Creek Boys open the season on Saturday, Aug. 31, competing in Cedar Rapids Prairie’s invitational meet at Prairie High School starting at 8:30 a.m.
IATC 2019 Preseason Boys Cross Country Rankings, Class 3A
1 Clear Creek Amana
2 Gilbert
3 Carlisle
4 Pella
5 Marion
6 Dallas Center-Grimes
7 Decorah
8 Dubuque Wahlert Catholic
9 Humboldt
10 MOC-Floyd Valley
11 Glenwood
12 Atlantic
13 Grinnell
14 Sergeant Bluff-Luton
15 Mount Vernon-Lisbon
Teams to Watch
ADM, Adel
Bondurant-Farrar
Center Point-Urbana
LeMars
Waverly-Shell Rock