Wildcat boys claim ELC title, girls runner-up

Nolan Jergens, running third overall, helped the Wildcat boys to the team title of the Estherville-LC cross country meet on Oct. 1. Independent photo.

Even with senior standout Quinton Orr taking the night off, Humboldt's varsity boys' cross country team won the team title of the Estherville-Lincoln Central on Oct. 1 at Estherville.

Eric Wittrock finished first in 17:51, Trevor Jacobson was second in 18:13 and Nolan Jergens was third in 18:27 to lead the Wildcat boys, who totaled 31 team points. Okoboji was second at 61.
Carter Theesfeld was ninth in 19:07, Aiden Christensen 16th in 19:26, Jackson Chambers 20th in 19:36 and Cale Hundertmark 25th in 20:04.

Joslyn Orr finished fifth in 22:44 to pace the Humboldt girls, who scored 55 points. Okoboji tallied 45 to win the team title. Orr was backed by Kali Beaman, who was ninth in 23:29. Erin Wittrock ran 11th in 24;01 and Sarah Numedahl was 14th in 24:19. Brett Harklau ran 16th (24:36), Grace Smith 19th (24:58) and Sophia Harris 25th (25:29).

Next action for Humboldt will be the Dick Bell Invitational at Eagle Grove on Oct. 6. The North Central Conference race will be held Oct. 13 at Clear Lake.

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