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Boulton Beats Best for the Bravettes

Junior, Elise Boulton - Girls 5K Record Holder for Montezuma

Put it in the record books...again. Junior, Elise Boulton broke her own school record again at Winfield-Mt. Union. She was the runner up in the girls varsity race flying through the finish in 20:28.

Across the board, there were personal bests - season bests AND career bests. Ten of the fourteen high school runners had career bests. Three had season bests. One ran their first 5K ever!

Varsity Girls at the Start

As a team, the Bravettes placed second out of seven teams in a small margin to, 2A team, Danville. Last year they placed 5th as a team at the State Meet. Here is the breakdown of points:

Danville 40pts

Montezuma 47pts

Mediapolis 86pts

Wapello 103pts

Central Lee 104pts

Louisa-Muscatine 149pts

Columbus Community 160pts

Sophomore, Beka Teumer Begins Her Kick to the Finish

Freshman, Mia Boulton Heads to the Finish

The top four Bravettes finished in the top fifteen of the varsity race, each earning medals. Those runners were: Boulton, Freshmen MJ Johannes and Mia Boulton, and sophomore Beka Teumer. Teumer was out all last week due to illness and came back at this meet leaving with a career best, a medal, and the #4 spot on the team. Senior, Carissa Vanzee ran her fastest time since running at WMU in 2018. Junior, Katie Probasco and freshman, Sadie DeJong were also top 5 medalists in the JV race. Probasco has continuously getting better throughout the season.

Junior, Brydon Henning

Newbie, Dillon Nash Was All Smiles During His First Race

On the boys side, there were some more big improvements. Junior, Brydon Henning ran his way to a new career best of 18:14. He set his eyes on the finish line in the last 400m and chased down a couple runners in the last 100m to earn 12th place and a medal. Junior, Brayden Stockman ran his season best and said that he had fun picking off his competitors one by one. Freshman, Colton Benson managed to continue his PR streak and cut off a whole three minutes from his time last week. Newcomer, Dillon Nash had the whole team out on the course cheering him on in his first race ever.

8th Grader, Makenna Johannes

Junior high had a number of strong runners as well. The 8th graders were able to compare their results from last year at the same course. Jack Erselius was 57 seconds faster. Jayden Ross was 2:07 faster. Camryn Brennan was 2:04 faster and Makenna Johannes cut 3 minutes off of her time from last year at the same course.


Junior High Girls (33 total runners)

7th Makenna 14:19

14th Lydia 15:00

19th Camryn 16:10

25th Hayley 17:30

27th Catelynn 17:53

Junior High Boys (56 total runners)

7th Carter 12:20

11th Jack 12:46

30th Bryson 14:17

45th Jusiah 16:21

48th Jayden 16:49

55th Spencer 20:58

Varsity Girls (52 total runners)

2nd Elise Boulton 20:28 *

8th MJ 22:02

10th Mia Boulton 22:30

15th Beka Teumer 23:00

20th Haley VanDerHart 23:48

21st Carmen Klos 23:53

32nd Carissa Vanzee 25:31

Varsity Boys (72 total runners)

12th Brydon Henning 18:14

21st Brayden Stockman 18:51

57th Colton Benson 21:59

(Zach Templeton out due to injury)


4th Katie Probasco 27:54

5th Sadie DeJong 29:46

6th Madelyn DeJong 29:49

29th Dillon Nash 39:45

Check back later for more photos and articles for Montezuma sports!


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