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HHS girls 1st, boys 3rd in Iowa Falls-Alden Invitational

Maddie Kampen (left) took first-place to lead the Humboldt girls while her brother Mitch (right) was seventh overall in leading the Wildcat cross country teams in their season opening meet at Mayne's Grove south of Hampton on Aug. 25. The girls won the team title while the boys were third among seven schools on hand for the race. Independent photo.

Maddie Kampen ran first to lead the Humboldt High girls' cross country team to a first-place finish in the team scoring of the Iowa Falls-Alden Invitational Cross Country meet held Monday, Aug. 25 at Mayne's Grove south of Hampton. The Wildcats boys were third in a seven-team field that saw Clear Lake and Aplington-Parkersburg finish ahead of the Wildcats. Belmond-Klemme, Clarion-Goldfield, Hampton-Dumont and host Iowa Falls-Alden also ran in the meet. The Wildcat boys were led by Mitch Kampen, who was seventh overall in 20:05.95 over the 3.1-mile course. Maddie ran the 2.5-mile course in 16:36.90.

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