Nashua-Plainfield’s Kadence Huck took 10th place in the Iowa High School Girls 1A Cross Country Championship this morning in Fort Dodge with a time of 19:27.1.
Calamus-Wheatland’s Noelle Steines won with a time of 18:39.5, which beat her season best time of 18:58 on Oct.11.
Huck passed the first mile mark at 6:07.2 in 13th place, a 10th of a second ahead of Alyssa Richmond, the Manson Northwest Webster sophomore who took first place at the Central Springs State Qualifying meet on Oct. 20. Huck took second with her season best time of 19:16.7.
Mackenzie Harter of Ealham was in first at the mile mark of the State race with a time of 6:03.4.
At 2 miles, Huck moved into 10th at 12:29.3. Richmond climbed to ninth by a 10th of a second. Steines moved into first at 12:16.4.
Heading into today’s meet. Huck’s 19:16.7 was the 10th best time among Class 1A girls. Madison Sporrer, a sophomore from Logan Magnolia had the top time of 18:19, which she posted on Aug. 30.
The final Iowa Association of Track Coaches final rankings for Class 1A girls that were released this week had Huck at No. 6. The top five were 1. sophomore Noelle Steines of Calamus-Wheatland, 2. sophomore Nora Peterson of Aulta-Aurelia, 3. senior Madison Brouwer of Sibley-Ocheyedan, 4. senior Maddy Childs of Grandview Christian and 5. sophomore Alyssa Richman of Manson NWW.
Earlham won the Class 1A team championship, followed by South Winneshiek and Sibley-Ocheyedan.