At the state meet last weekend in Valley City, both Killdeer High School’s boys and girls cross-country teams continued their success on the field.
By: Zak Wellerman
Dunn County Herald
The girls made 10th place in the meet. Cross country coach Nathan Horgeshimer called it the team’s best performance this year.
“We went from 9th at our regional meet to 10th in the state in two weeks, they were really impressive. I don’t think we could has asked for a better day from them. They had a plan as a team and followed it to a T,” Horgeshimer said.
Out of 260 participants, Shawnee Hansen placed 50th, Hannah Benz placed 54th, Danielle Dobitz placed 56th, Danielle Benz placed 104th, Trae Murray placed 120th, Jaylynn Hicks placed 129th, Corrie Dobitz placed 152nd, Bailey Smith placed 189th and Tyra Dahlen placed 219th.
“Shawnee, Hannah, and Dani Dobitz ended in a close pack to lead us with seniors Dani Benz and Trae rounding out the scoring. And a number of others had their best performances. Really a nice race to end their season on,” Horgeshimer said.
The boys made 18th place team across the state this year.
“Boys had a solid effort, they didn’t get out quite as well as they had wanted to but made up ground as the race went on. Jace led us again with Stephen following. Owen and Nathan really had big PRs to end the season,” Horgeshimer said.
Out of 293 participants, Jace Andersen placed 34th, Stephen Westarp placed 52nd, Owen Dutenhefner placed 75th, Nathan Sadowsky placed 145th, Isaac Jaggi placed 257th, Clayton Gregory placed 276th and Brenton Gibson placed 291st.