Humboldt girls, boys win team titles in Iowa Falls Invitational


Humboldt's varsity cross country teams opened their seasons in successful fashion by sweeping the team titles in the Iowa Falls-Alden Invitational on Thursday, Aug. 27 at Mayne's Grove Recreation area north of Iowa Falls.

Humboldt's boys finished with 26 points to run away from the team title over runner-up Clear Lake which had 60. Quinton Orr and Eric Wittrock finished 1-2 to lead the Wildcats. Orr's winning time was 16:27.8. Wittrock ran 17:46.4. Trevor Jacobson was fifth, Nolan Jergens seventh and Carter Theesfeld 11th.

Led by Brett Harklau's fourth-place finish in 24:10.4, the Wildcat girls totaled 40 points to take the top spot. Mason City Newton was runner-up with 50. Kali Beaman ran seventh in 24:37.7 to back Harklau. Lillian Holm was eighth in 24:59 and Allison Hoag ninth in 25:05.

Humboldt returns to action on Tuesday, Sept. 1, in the Webster City Invitational to be held at Briggs Woods Golf Course south of Webster City.

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