Warhawks finish ninth at state

West Fork’s Jakob Washington (838) and Ren Heimer (back) run amid a pack in the Class 1A state cross country meet at Fort Dodge. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

FORT DODGE – It wasn’t what they were aiming for, but the West Fork boys’ cross country team made its presence felt at the Class 1A state cross country meet in Fort Dodge on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Senior Josh Reiter led the way among six other juniors as the Warhawks finished ninth out of 15 teams at Lakeside Golf Course.

Coach Mark Twedt’s team scored 223 team points as did South Winneshiek, but lost a tiebreaker by virtue of the sixth runner’s score.

“From coming to where they were to here,” Twedt said. “The only thing that bothers me is that some of them are going to be disappointed. I say, ‘no, maybe you’re just not satisfied.’ Any given day, any given time, this is how it is. I thought they ran really well.”

The full story appears in the Nov. 7 print editions of the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.