About Boys Cross Country
In his first year at the helm of the Little Cyclone boys cross country team, Ravi Bhave led the progression of a young lineup resulting in a state qualification from Charlie Bennett in 2021. In 2022, junior Ahmed Aldamak finished 47th with a time of 16:39.86 and sophomore Zachary Lenkaitis finished 70th, with a five kilometer time of 17:00.95.
Points of Pride
The Little Cyclones have won a total of six boys cross country state titles, ranking fourth-most among schools currently competing in the largest IHSAA class.
37Team State Meet Qualifications
Ames leads all 4A schools in team state meet qualifications since 1976 – with 37 total.
2IHSAA Individual Championships
Vernon Matsen claimed the first individual title in 1939 and was followed by Mark Grover 34 years later in 1973.
Ahmed Aldamak and Zachary Lenkaitis were state qualifiers in the 2022 season.