Humboldt boys 3-PEAT, girls 4th in NCC cross country meet

The Humboldt boys won the school's third straight North Central Conference cross country title on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Clear Lake. It was also the fourth crown out of the last five years for the Wildcats. Pictured from left: Aiden Christensen, Carter Theesfeld, Trevor Jacobson, Quinton Orr, head coach Dean Clasen, Nolan Jergens, Jackson Chambers and Eric Wittrock. Independent photo by Phil Monson.

The Humboldt boys cross country team won their third straight North Central Conference championship, fourth out of the last five years, after claiming the team title in the meet held Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Veterans Golf Course in Clear Lake.

Humboldt placed six of its seven varsity runners in the top 10 to breeze to the team title with 32 points. Clear Lake was runner-up with 62 and Webster City third at 75.

Quinton Orr and Eric Wittrock again finished 1-2 overall to pace the Wildcats. Orr clocked 15:42 and Wittrock ran 16:40. Trevor Jacobson was sixth in 17:26 and Nolan Jergens 10th in 18:04. Aides Christensen finished 13th in 18:12 and Jackson Chambers was 16th in 18:16. Carter Theesfeld ran 29th in 18:58.

The Humboldt girls finished fourth overall with 87 team points. Fort Dodge St. Edmond was the team champion with 37, followed by Iowa Falls-Alden at 55 and Algona with 71. Webster City was fifth at 124 and Clear Lake sixth with 156.

Joslyn Orr led the Wildcat girls with a 13th place finish in 21:52. Kali Beaman was 18th in 22:38, Sarah Numedahl 20th in 22:59 and Allison Hoag 21st in 23:04. Grace Smith ran 24th in 23:26 and Brett Harklau ran 27th in 23:56. Sophia Harris was 30th in 24:42.

Ellie Meyer of Iowa Falls-Alden was the individual champion in 18:17.

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