Weaver makes return trip to state cross country

West Fork’s Kenna Weaver makes her way to the finish line chute to place in the top-10 and regain a state cross country berth, run on Thursday, Oct. 18 at Marshalltown. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

MARSHALLTOWN – It is good to be back.

Kenna Weaver shook off last year’s disappointment of missing her first state cross country meet as a junior, by taking a top-10 finish at the Class 1A state qualifying meet at Marshalltown on Thursday, Oct. 18.

“It definitely feels great,” Weaver said. “It was well-needed for my senior year. I was sick this time last year and now I’m really excited. Whatever happened today doesn’t matter, what matters is next (this Saturday, Oct. 27).”

The senior finished seventh overall, fifth in team scoring to earn her third state berth in which she medaled her previous two trips.

The full story appears in both Oct. 25 print editions of the Sheffield Press and Pioneer Enterprise.