JEWELL - The Nevada girls’ cross country team turned in another top-five finish at the Jim Klein Invitational in Jewell Oct. 4.


The Cubs placed fourth in the large 16-team field with 121 points.


Nevada finished just three points behind Aplington-Parkersburg’s third-place score and 13 points in back of a Panorama team rated No. 3 in Class 2A. Gilbert won the girls’ team championship with 90 points.


Eliana Hornbuckle and Elie Tuhn continued to pace the Cub girls individually. Both runners ran a 5-kilometer time of 21 minutes, 10 seconds to place 11th and 12th respectively.


Gabby Sampson took 23rd in 21:46, Mady Farmer 37th in 22:30 and Grace Cahill 38th in 22:34 as the other Cub runners to score in the meet. Eleanor Elliott-Rude finished 43rd in 22:40 as the team’s other varsity competitor.


Colo-NESCO only ran four runners and was thus ineligible for team scoring. Faith Vincent led the Royals with an 86th-place time of 24:39, Emily Brinkman came in 105th at 29:11, Emma Cerka clocked in at 30:29 to take 107th and Mea Skinner wound up 108th in 30:36.


Aplington-Parkersburg’s Sophia Jungling, ranked third in Class 2A, and Adair Casey/Guthrie Center’s Kate Crawford, rated No. 5 in 1A, were first and second individually in the girls’ race with respective times of 19:37 and 19:41.


In the boys’ competition, Nevada scored 270 points to place ninth and Colo-NESCO came in 16th with a score of 459. Gilbert — the No. 1 team in 3A — won with 35 points and a Madrid squad rated first in 1A came in second with 63 points.


The Cub boys were without lead runners Dalton Baker, Noah Nusbaum and Carter Franzen, who were resting in preparation for the Heart of Iowa Conference meet. Jacob Sanders stepped up to lead them at Jewell with a 31st-place 5-kilometer time of 18:06.


Elliot Frideres finished 41st in 18:39, Caleb Pawlovich 45th in 18:45, Hudson Vermillion 70th in 19:43 and Taylor Maiefski 94th in 20:21 as the other Cubs to pick up points. Ethan Shawgo finished 108th in 21:43.


Ryan Wonders led Colo-NESCO with a 72nd-place time of 19:47 and Chevy Dunlap took 84th in 20 minutes flat. Jacob Reischauer finished 104th and Ben Rouse 105th after both ran a 21:18 and Shawn Gilbert clocked in at 21:50 to place 109th as the final runner to score for the Royals.


Luke Hill took 111th in 22:05 and Scott Miller 113th in 24:50 for Colo-NESCO.


Gilbert’s Tyler Rees, the No. 1 runner in 3A, won the boys’ individual title in 16:19. Madrid’s Sean McDermott, the No. 1 runner in 1A, was a close second with a 16:26 showing.


Final team scores


Girls: 1. Gilbert 90 points, 2. Panorama 108, 3. Aplington-Parkersburg 118, 4. Nevada 121, 5. East Marshall 144, 6. Fort Dodge St. Edmond 180, 7. ACGC 182, 8. Roland-Story 204, 9. Eagle Grove 209, 10. East Marshall 265, 11. St. Ansgar 267, 12. South Hamilton 298, 13. Madrid 330, 14. Forest City 373, 15. Webster City 384, 16. BCLUW 404.


Boys: 1. Gilbert 35, 2. Madrid 63, 3. South Hamilton 87, 4. Roland-Story 115, 5. BCLUW 136, 6. ACGC 164, 7. Webster City 192, 8. East Marshall 210, 9. Nevada 270, 10. Fort Dodge St. Edmond 275, 11. Forest City 304, 12. Eagle Grove 327, 13. Panorama 358, 14. West Marshall 393, 15. Aplington-Parkersburg 406, 16. Colo-NESCO 459.


Individual results (5-kilometer) - Colo-NESCO and Nevada


Girls: 11. Eliana Hornbuckle (N), 21:10; 12. Elie Tuhn (N), 21:10; 23. Gabby Sampson (N), 21:46; 37. Mady Farmer (N), 22:30; 38. Grace Cahill (N), 22:34; 43. Eleanor Elliott-Rude (N), 22:40; 86. Faith Vincent (CN), 24:39; 105. Emily Brinkman (CN), 29:11; 107. Emma Cerka (CN), 30:29; 108. Mea Skinner (CN), 30:36.


Boys: 31. Jacob Sanders (N), 18:06; 41. Elliot Frideres, 18:39; 45. Caleb Pawlovich (N), 18:45; 70. Hudson Vermillion (N), 19:43; 72. Ryan Wonders (CN), 19:47; 84. Chevy Dunlap (CN), 20:00; 94. Taylor Maiefski (N), 20:21; 104. Jacob Reischauer (CN), 21:18; 105. Ben Rouse (CN), 21:18; 108. Ethan Shawgo (N), 21:43; 109. Shawn Gilbert (CN), 21:50; 111. Luke Hill (CN), 22:05; 113. Scott Miller (CN), 24:50.