The immediate KIWA listening are will be well represented at the State Cross Country Meet Saturday November 2nd in Fort Dodge. District qualifying was held on Thursday in all classes of cross country across the state. The top three teams and top 10 individuals in all classes will move on.
Area Class 2A runners competed at Orange City in a district meet hosted by Unity. The Knights won both the boys and girls team titles.
Boys Team Results: 1. Unity Christian 58, 2. South Central Calhoun 96, 3. OA-BCIG 102. The boy’s individual winner was Tanner Goetsch of Spirit Lake in a time of 16:17.0. Haile Duden of Sioux Center was second in 16:51.0; 3. also qualifying as individuals were Colby Kraninger of Okoboji, Schuyler Malenke from Unity Christian, P.J. Kooima of Western Christian and Klay Byker of Unity Christian.
Girls Team Results: 1. Unity Christian 48, 2. Western Christian 60, 3. South Central Calhoun 65. Kassidy De Jong of Unity Christian was the individual winner in 15:06.0. Erika Douma of Western Christian was second in 15:25.2. Also qualifying as individuals were Miranda Moss from Sioux Center, Jacklyn Hoogland from Unity Christian, alson with team mate Jordan Bos and Kenedie Kats, Western Christian.
Class 1A runners were at Hawarden for a district meet hosted by West Sioux.
Boys Team Results: 1. Trinity Christian 54, 2. Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 89, 3. Alta-Aurelia 94. Alex Van Ginkel of Trinity Christian was the individual winner in a time of 17:30.34 followed by Micah Bajema of West Lyon in 17:43.23. also earning state trips were Noah Waldner of Trinity Christian, Andy Taverna of Sibley-Ocheyedan, along with Ben Aberson, South O’Brien, 18:32.15.
Girls Team Results: 1. Pocahontas Area 24, 2. Emmetsburg 42, 3. Sibley-Ocheyedan 110. Leah Seivert of Sibley-Ocheyedan was the individual winner with a time of 14:36.78. the second place time was 15:51.85; 3. Also moving on to state was Halee Rahbusch of South O’Brien.
Area Class 3A runners competed at a district in Carroll hosted by Kuemper.
Boys Team Results: 1. Boone 32, 2. Algona 48, 3. MOC-Floyd Valley 106. Individual qualifiers included Ryan Bauermeister of Spencer who finished third in the district.
Girls Team Results: 1. Spencer 40, 2. MOC-Floyd Valley 49, 3. Bishop Heelan 80. Bethany Dykstra of MOC-Floyd Valley was the individual winner in 15:38. The second place time was 15:39; 3. Also qualifying for state were Cierra and Myah Guerrero along with Sara Bauermeister of Spencer. They were joined by Caroline Ascherl and Kelsey Lang of MOC-Floyd Valley.