Girls Cross Country has Runner-Up Finish at Districts to Qualify for State

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Girls Cross Country has Runner-Up Finish at Districts to Qualify for State

Rowan Boulter placed third overall with a time of 19:07

Rowan Boulter placed third overall with a time of 19:07

Rachel Marsh

Rowan Boulter placed third overall with a time of 19:07

Rachel Marsh

Rachel Marsh

Rowan Boulter placed third overall with a time of 19:07

Rachel Marsh, Reporter

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With a team of seven runners and three alternates, the girls cross-country team placed second at districts, which qualified them for the state meet.

“We are so strong, I think, we use each other. When I was tired, a girl would help the other girl get through that and then it was a domino effect. It was this domino effect of positivity for each other,” Lucy Corbin ’22 said.

Front-runner Rowan Boulter placed third overall with a time of 19:07, qualifying herself individually for state. Second, on the team, Lillian Reynolds finished in sixth place with a time of 19:41 also qualifying herself individually for state. The two other individual qualifiers for state are Erin Anderson ’23 and Iris Wedemeyer ’23. Wedemeyer finished with a time of 20:18 and Anderson with a time of 20:25.

“We had four girls that without qualifying as a team, would’ve qualified individually. That is so awesome and shows how strong we are as a team,” Co-coach Lynn Ahlers said.

With the help of the teams remaining three runners, the team as a whole is going to state in Fort Dodge on November 2.