SPORTS SHORTS: Bobcat JV boys are tops

DES MOINES – Konner Kacmarynski took runner-up honors to guide the Marshalltown JV boys cross country team to a meet title at the Augustine Invite at Ewing Park Thursday.

Kacmarynski reached the chute in 19 minutes, 45 seconds – 11 seconds off North Polk’s Matthew Turk. Tony Smith took fourth for MHS, while Andrew Walker, Jose Palmerez and Jordan Jacobs swept the next three spots to finalize the team score.

JV squad cruises to title

DES MOINES – Becky Schwartzenburg led a top-four sweep as the Marshalltown JV girls cross country team finished one point away from a perfect score with 16 points at the Scarlet Classic at Ewing Park Thursday.

Schwartzneburg had a winning time of 18 minutes, 39 seconds. Ailane Burgos, Sabrina Daugherty and Selena Sinclair took the next three positions for MHS, while Aspen Chadderdon was sixth to round out the team score.