Cowboys did not make the trip
With the Cowboys cross country team staying home due to too many injuries, the Cowgirls represented the school at the Class 2A qualifier hosted by Gilbert and held at the ISU campus in Ames. Gibert took the team title with 21 points, followed in the top three by East Marshall with 97 and Roland-Story with 118. All three of those teams advance to state this Saturday in Fort Dodge. The Cowgirls had a nice showing, taking seventh place out of 14 teams.
Kenzie Alberts was only six spots out of qualifying individually, finishing 16th in 16:50.25. Claire Davis was at 19th in a time of 17:10.23, Samantha Nerem at 28th in 17:32.17, Maci Konopasek at 43rd in 18:02.6, Courtney Studer at 64th in 19:36.23 and Cierra Milner at 68th in 20:00.22.
“All of our runners, with the exception of Milner who was injured but competing, finished with personal best times,” said coach Bob EnTin. “Our girls team exceeded my expectations this year. They worked together as a team, worked extremely hard at practices and gave their all during every meet. With the addition of a couple good middle school runners to next year’s team, the Cowgirls cross country should be a team to be watched by other teams.”