Weaver finishes 55th in final state run

West Fork’s Kenna Weaver, third from front, finished 55th after being spiked on her left knee (shown) during the race. Weaver was a three-time state qualifier and two-time medalist. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

West Fork senior Kenna Weaver, competing in her third and final state meet, placed 55th in 21:44.4.

Already saying she preferered a colder day for running in meets, Weaver didn’t get her wish at the Lakeside Municipal course with temperatures in the mid-60s, comparable to her state-qualifying meet in which she finished seventh at Marshalltown nine days’ previous.

“She had a great cross country career,” West Fork coach Mark Twedt said. “(Saturday) had some problems. She was sick with strep early in October and didn’t train much all month. She got sick after conference and couldn’t recover. She got spiked during the race when a girl stumbled.."

The full story appears in the Nov. 1 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.