NEWS BRIEF — Cross Country Qualifies for State

The Iowa State cross country meet will be held at Kennedy Park and Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge on Saturday, Oct. 27.


STATEBOUND BABY – Members of the girls and boys cross country teams pose with their banners. This is the first time since 2002 that both teams will be competing at State in the same year.

Madison Botos

The cross country teams ran at Glenwood on Oct. 18 to qualify for State, with seven runners on both the boys’ and girls’ teams. Ten teams participated in each 3A district.

In order to make it to State, schools must be one of the top three teams in the district. Individuals can qualify by finishing in the top 15.

Both Atlantic cross country teams made it to State as a team, with three runners from both teams also qualifying as individuals. The three girls that qualified for State were Taylor McCreedy, Pluma Pross and Karsyn Rush. For the boys, it was Jalen Petersen, Evan Brummer and Bradley Dennis.

The teams plan on leaving for Fort Dodge on Friday, Oct. 26th before they run on Saturday. On their way up, they will stop at Ledges State Park, a  Trojan tradition for many years. Ledges has many different paths that people can take, weaving through trees and creeks.