David City wrapped up its cross country season on Thursday at the D-3 District meet in Pender.
While no Scouts qualified for state, there were still some positives according to head coach Catherine Chmelka
"I am very proud of both the boys and girls teams on their performances this season," she said. "Overall, we have a young team, and each of the teams improved their times significantly over the season.
"The boys had an average of five minutes 27 second improvement, and the girls had an average of eight minutes and 32 second improvement. I am proud of how each runner performed this season."
The David City boys placed 14th as a team and were led by Clayton Harris who took 54th with a 20:44.
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Braxton Small placed 56th with a 20:46, Angel Carias took 60th with a 20:56, Dalton Krause finished in 67th with a 21:33 and Jacson Valentine ran for 69th with a 21:35.
David City did not have enough girls to qualify for team standings, but Courtlyn Keeling led the girls with a 28th-place finish and time of 25:07.
Ava Schlotfeld took 54th with a 32:01 and Ashley Villalba Pena finished in 55th with a 32:23.
"I think the team can accomplish so much more, especially if we put the work in during the off season," Chmelka said. "I hope the kids had fun and learned that if they put the work and time in, they can accomplish so much more than they ever expected. (I hope) to get some kids to place in meets and continue to improve their times each week next season."
Peter Huguenin is a sports reporter for The Banner-Press. Reach him via email at DVDsports@lee.net