The Chariton girls cross country team had high finishes and continued to show great improvement at the Creston Invitational Tuesday, Sept. 21. As a team, Chariton placed seventh overall out of 10 teams in a tough field with 201 points.

Emerson Fehrer led Chariton placing ninth overall in 21:24, which was 1:30 faster than her time from last year at this meet. Fehrer was Chariton’s only medalist at the meet. Haddon Anderson placed 16th overall in 22:19. She was one place from getting a medal, but cut her time by 2:30 from last year at this meet.

Jayden Jensen placed 55th overall in 27:17.1, which is her best time of the season. Cheyenne Andrews placed 60th overall in 28:01.8, which is her best time of the season by over two minutes. Vivian Bauer placed 61st overall in 28:27.8, cutting her personal best time by 30 seconds.

Samantha Sharp placed 63rd overall in 29:01, which cut her personal best time by 1:26. Kaylyn Sutcliffe placed 66th overall in 29:53.3, cutting her personal best time by 3:05. Bailey McReynolds placed 94th overall in a personal best time of 33:16. This cut her personal best time by 31 seconds.

“This was a great race for us as everyone had their personal best time. We are starting to get healthy and this is a great time to do that as we are at the mid point in our season. I want the girls to peak at conference, and districts,” Chariton Head Coach Tom Anderson said.

Glenwood won the overall girls team standings with 53 points. Clarinda was second with 73 and ADM was third with79. Winterset was fourth with 84. Atlantic was fifth with 105. Creston was sixth with 201 and Chariton was seventh with 201. Red Oak was eighth with 225.

Shenandoah was ninth with 236. Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson was 10th with 244.

The Chariton girls run at Knoxville Tuesday, Sept. 28, and they host the Charger Invitational this Thursday, Sept. 30, at 4:30 p.m. at Red Haw State Park in Chariton.