Bryce Gidel qualifies for state!

Humboldt's Bryce Gidel qualified for the state cross country meet for the fourth year in a row after placing sixth in the Class 3A qualifier held in Humboldt on Oct. 24. Independent photo.

Humboldt's Bryce Gidel will represent the Wildcat girls' cross country team in next week's state championships after she placed sixth individually in the qualifying meet held Thursday, Oct. 24 at Sheldon Park in Humboldt.

Gidel finished the race in 19:44 among a field of competitive teams and individuals.

Humboldt's girls placed 11th with 234 points. Ballard Huxley (30), Spencer (82) and Bishop Heelan Sioux City (94) finished in the top three to advance to state. Emma Hoins of Waverly-Shell Rock was the girls' individual winner in 19:16.

For Humboldt, Kirstyn Beaman ran 45th in 22:30, and Allison Hoag was 47th in 22:36. Grace Smith was 65th in 23:28. Brett Harklau (71st), Kali Beaman (72nd), and Shelby Hayden (74th) round out Humboldt's scoring.

The state meet will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Lakeside Golf Course north of Fort Dodge.

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