Third straight State Meet qualification ... The Waukon girls cross country team displays the banners signifying the team’s qualification for the Class 2A State Meet after the Lady Indians ran to a second-place team finish at their State Qualifying Meet hosted by North Fayette Valley in West Union Thursday, October 24. Pictured above are: Left to right - Front row: Freshman Paige Hansmeier, sophomore Madelyn Helgerson and junior Annika Headington; Back row: Junior Skylar Garrett, seniors Ellec Armstead and Katelyn Benzing, and juniors Bailey Shafer, Regan Griffith and Maddy Waters. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

Waukon girls cross country team earns third consecutive qualification for Class 2A State Meet with runner-up finish at State Qualifier

For the third consecutive season the Waukon girls cross country team has proven itself among the Class 2A elite, running to its third straight State Meet qualification Thursday, October 24 at the Class 2A State Qualifying Meet hosted by North Fayette Valley High School in West Union. In an 11-team field where they were one of three ranked teams vying for a top-three finish to earn State Meet qualification, the 13th-rated Indians benefited from having all five of their scored runners finish within the top 23 individuals overall, and within the top 20 scored runners, to score 60 team points and firmly secure a runner-up team result and advancement to this year’s season grand finale once again.

The Indians will now compete in the Class 2A State Cross Country Meet this Saturday, November 2, with that Class 2A girls race set to begin at 1 p.m. at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course about seven miles north of Fort Dodge. The season grand finale is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. with the Class 4A girls race, with the Class 4A boys slated to begin at 11:30 a.m. That same schedule, every half hour, is planned to play out for Class 3A, 2A and then 1A, with the girls races in each class being directly followed by the boys race in each respective class. The Class 2A Awards Ceremony is slated to be held after the Class 1A girls race, at approximately 2:20 p.m., with that Class 1A girls race slated for a 2 p.m. start and featuring fellow Allamakee County high school Kee, also in its third consecutive team appearance at the season grand finale.

For more complete coverage, pick up this week's print edition or subscribe to our e-edition by clicking here.

Rate this article: 
No votes yet