STC boys varsity win Monte Invite

The South Tama boys varsity team won first place as a team at the Montezuma Invite Thursday, October 8. This is the second time the boys have brought home a first place finish from this race. Photo provided

For the second time South Tama boys bring home first place from the Montezuma Cross Country Invitational.

The boys and girls varsity travelled to Montezuma October 8 for the annual race.

Temps were 73 degrees with a southeast wind of 11 mph and 27% humidity. Five complete varsity teams competed including Collins-Maxwell, Montezuma, BGM, English Valleys and South Tama. Runners from incomplete teams included Belle Plaine, Colfax-Mingo, Iowa Valley, Moravia and North Mahaska.

South Tama’s own Tommy Tyynismaa came in first place with a time of 19:01. It was the freshman’s debut first place finish for the Trojans.

James Brant took 3rd, Kaden Kopsa 11th, Clayton Graff 12th, Jonathan Meyers 19th, Cade Rosenberger 22nd and Braxten Rohrs 23rd.

STC 7th grader Barrett Jesina finished 10th at the middle school WaMaC conference meet Monday. Photo provided

“We told the boys that this meet is winnable. We need to run our races like we have been. We told the boys that we will have fresh legs for this meet. It is not a course to run really fast times on because of the hills, but we can still race and position ourselves in good spots to score well as a team. In the end, it was our 5th team member that decided the race. We are peaking at the right time of the year with the WaMaC this Thursday,” head coach Robert Tyynismaa said.

Boys varsity team results

1 – South Tama 46, 2 – Collins-Maxwell 54, 3 – North Mahaska 63, 4 – Montezuma 95, 5. Colfax-Mingo 106, 6 – Belle Plaine 140, 7 – Moravia 193

The South Tama girls varsity team finished third with 69 points.

STC senior, Alyssa Chyma took second place with a time of 23:12. Jojo Tyynismaa also finished in the top 10 with a 6th place with a time of 24:36.

Other results from the Trojans were Kayla Heck who finished 15th, Joselin Nunez finishing 21, Neena Lasley finishing 25th and Maribel Castanon finishing 29th.

Girls varsity team results

1 – Collins-Maxwell 37, 2 – Montezuma 41, 3. South Tama 69, 4 – BGM 108, 5 – English Valleys 111

The South Tama Middle School team recently competed in the WaMaC Conference meet Monday, Oct. 12 at Center Point Elementary.

Temps were 64 degrees with a west northwest wind of 16 mph and 26% humidity.

For the 8th grade girls Belle Johahnsen finished 51st and Abigail Chyma finished 67th.

For the 8th grade boys Cale Graff finished 26th and Jerome Kapayou finished 40th.

For 7th grade girls Alex Castanon finished 56th.

For 7th grade boys Barrett Jesina finished 10th and Riley Bastarache finished 38th.

The varsity team is scheduled to run their conference meet Thursday, October 15 at Williamsburg.