By Sam Parsons
3 members of the Oskaloosa Indians cross country team qualified for the state meet yesterday as the squad competed in their district meet at Pella Sports Park.
In the girls 5k run, sophomore Tierney Carter was the top finisher for the Indians with a time of 20:05.62, which earned her a 7th place individual finish. It was the second year in a row that Carter was able to punch a ticket to the state meet after being the lone member of the Indians to qualify last year.
This year, she’ll be joined by two teammates: junior Emmalee Wells-Stout also qualified on the girls side with a time of 20:26.48, which was good for a 14th place finish and enough to qualify for state.
For the boys, senior Will Roach missed the top 10 in the district by a fraction of a second, but his time of 16:44.32 was still good for 11th place and a state qualifying nod.
Carter, Wells-Stout, and Roach give the Indians the most qualifiers they have had for state cross country since 2016. The state meet is scheduled for next Saturday (10/28) at Fort Dodge.