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Lightning boys, Keeney and the Macs run in state cross country meet

Liberty boys sixth, led by Gryp; Keeney finishes ninth

FORT DODGE– Liberty High School’s varsity boys competed in the 2020 Class 4A State Cross Country Meet Friday, Oct. 30, at the Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge. It was the second time for the Bolts in the short history of the program, with their state meet debut last year resulting in a 10th-place finish. This year, the Lightning finished sixth in team points behind Champion West Des Moines Dowling Catholic and runner-up Pleasant Valley.
Bo Gryp led Liberty with an 18th-place finish in 16:28.1.
Junior Ashlyn Keeney made her third state meet appearance as the defending runner-up, ranked fifth in the state, and finished ninth in 18:34.7. Teammates Cami and Cori Mac were 36th and 59th in 19:44.59 and 20:04.6, respectively.
Johnston took the girls team title with West Des Moines Valley in the runner-up spot.

2020 Class 4A Iowa High School State Cross Country Championships
Boys team scores — 1, Sioux City North, 75. 2, Dowling Catholic, 83. 3, Cedar Falls, 86. 4, Waukee, 131. 5, Dubuque Hempstead. 137. 6, Liberty High, 172. 7, Cedar Rapids Prairie, 183. 8, Iowa City, City High, 224. 9, Ankeny Centennial, 243. 10, Johnston, 276. 11, Iowa City West High, 280. 12, Pleasant Valley, 281. 13, Urbandale, 295. 14, Norwalk, 298. 15, Valley, West Des Moines, 393.
Individual results for Liberty High School — 18, Bo Gryp, 16:28.1. 32, Aidan Decker, 16:44.5. 37, Caleb Schillinger, 16:45.6. 41, Jack Kinzer, 16:47.2. 44, Christian Montover, 16:52.4. 64, Jordan Robinson, 17:17.8. 80, Gavin Keeney, 17:33.5.
Girls team scores — 1, Johnston, 64. 2, Valley, West Des Moines, 87. 3, Ankeny Centennial, 141. 4, Linn-Mar, 158. 5, Southeast Polk, 174. 6, Dubuque Senior, 179. 7, Dubuque Hempstead, 202. 8, Pleasant Valley, 214. 9, Cedar Rapids Prairie, 226. 10, Waukee, 238. 11, Bettendorf, 240. 12, Ankeny, 243. 13, Dowling Catholic, 290. 14, Urbandale, 301. 15, Indianola, 367.
Individual results for Liberty High School — 9, Ashlyn Keeney, 18:34.7. 36, Cami Mac, 19:44.0. 59, Cori Mac, 20:04.6.