The Iowa High School Athletic Association and the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union have released the schools that will be at various sites to qulify for the state cross-country meet Thursday, Oct. 24.
The top three teams and top 15 individuals from each site will advance to the state meet Nov. 2 at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge.
The top-ranked Mid-Prairie girls will be at the same Class 2A site as second-ranked Williamsburg. The seventh-ranked Danville-New London boys will also be at that site with No. 5 Williamsburg and No. 8 Mid-Prairie.
Mt. Pleasant and Washington will be at Solon for Class 3A while Fairfield will be at Pella.
“I feel like Evan Horak has a great shot to qualify for state,” Washington coach Stefanie Haworth said. “He knows it won’t be easy, but I believe if he runs like he has been then everything will work out. He will have some great competition next week.”
Haworth sees Clear Creek-Amana as the favorite.
“We have seen CCA and know how strong they are but I believe Evan has improved since we last ran against them. I think Lance Sobaski also has a chance to qualify as he has been steadily improving all season. Both boys have worked so hard all season I would love for them to achieve their goals.”
Clear Creek-Amana is the No. 1 ranked team in 3A and have five guys ranked in the top 30 individually.
“Team wise they will be tough,” Haworth said. “There are several other ranked runners in our district as well, but believe CCA will be the toughest competition.”
Pekin has the No. 6 ranked girls team and No. 7 boys team. The Panthers will run at Iowa City Regina where No. 5 Calamus-Wheatland’s boys are and Regina’s girls are ranked fifth. Central Elkader will also be there with the No. 10 girls.
Following are the state qualifying assignments for Oct. 24. The top three teams and top 15 individuals from each site will advance to the state meet Nov. 2 at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course in Fort Dodge.
STATE QUALIFYING ASSIGMENTS
ADM, Atlantic, Boone, Carlisle, Creston, Denison-Schleswig, Glenwood, Greene County (boys only), Harlan, Carroll Kuemper, North Polk, Perry, Saydel
Algona, Ballard, Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley, Sioux City Heelan, Gilbert, Humboldt, Le Mars, MOC-Floyd Valley, Sergeant Bluff-Luton, Spencer, Storm Lake, Waverly-Shell Rock, Webster City
Anamosa, Benton Community, Charles City, Clear Lake, Decorah, Hampton-Dumont-CAL, Independence, Iowa Falls-Alden/AGWSR, Marion, Vinton-Shellsburg, Dubuque Wahlert, West Delaware, Cedar Rapids Xavier
Bondurant-Farrar, Centerville, Clarke, Dallas Center-Grimes, Fairfield, Knoxville, Nevada, Norwalk, Oskaloosa, Pella South Tama, Winterset
Davenport Assumption, Center Point-Urbana, DeWitt Central, Clear Creek-Amana, Fort Madison, Grinnell, Keokuk, Maquoketa, Mt. Pleasant, Mount Vernon-Lisbon, Notre Dame-West Burlington, Solon, Washington
AT DIKE-NEW HARTFORD
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows, Dike-New Hartford, Eagle Grove, Grundy Center/Gladbrook-Reinbeck, Jesup, Monticello, Pocahontas Area, Roland-Story, South Centreal Calhoun, South Hamilton, South Hardin, Southeast Valley, Springville-Central City, Union
AT NORTH FAYETTE VALLEY
Dyersville Beckman, Bellevue, Camanche, Waterloo Columbus, Crestwood, Forest City, Garner-Hayfield/Ventura, New Hampton, North Fayette Valley, Oelwein, Osage, Starmont, Tipton, Waukon
ACGC, Albia, Central Decatur, Chariton, Clarinda, Des Moines Christian, Emmetsburg, Greene County (girls only), Missouri Valley, Panorama, Red Oak, Shenandoah, Treynor, Underwood, West Central Valley
AT UNITY CHRISTIAN
Cherokee, Estherville Lincoln Central, George-Little Rock/Central Lyon, MVAOCOU, OABCIG, Okoboji, Sheldon, Sibley-Ocheyedan, Sioux Center, Spirit Lake, Unity Christian, Woodbury Central/Kingsley-Pierson, West Lyon, Western Christian
Cardinal. Central Lee, Colfax-Mingo, Danville-New London, Davis County, Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, Louisa-Muscatine, Mid-Prairie, Northeast Goose Lake, PCM, Pella Christian, Pleasantville, West Liberty, West Marshall, Williamsburg
AT CEDAR FALLS
Central Springs, Clarksville, VClayton Ridge, Denver, Don Bosco, Dunkerton, East Buchanan, Edgewood-Colesburg, Janesville, Kee, Lake Mills, MFL Mar-Mac, Nashua-Plainfield, North Butler, North Iowa, North Linn, North Tama, Northwood-Kensett, Postville, Riceville, Rockford, St. Ansgar, South Winneshiek, Sumner-Fredericksburg, Tripoli, Turkey Valley Jackson Juntion, Valley Lutheran, Wapsie Valley
Aplington-Parkersburg, Baxter, BCLUW, Belle Plaine, Belmond-Klemme, BGM, Algona Garrigan, Collins-Maxwell, Colo-Nesco, East Marshall, GMG, Hudson, Lynnville-Sully, Madrid, Melcher-Dallas, Meskwaki Settlement School, Montezuma, Moravia, Moulton-Udell, Mason City Newman, North Mahaska, Sigourney, Southeast Warren, Twin Cedars, West Fork, West Hancock, Woodward Academy, Woodward-Granger
AT MOUNT AYR
AHSTW, Ankeny Christian Academy, Audubon, Bedford, CAM, Clarinda Academy, Coon Rapids-Bayard, Diagonal. Earlham, East Mills, East Union, Essex, Exira/Elk Horn-Kimballton, Fremont-Mills, Griswold, IKM-Manning, Interstate-35, Lenox, Martensdale-St. Marys, Mount Ayr, Nodaway Valley, Ogden, Orient-Macksburg, Riverside Oakland, Sidney, Southwest Valley, Stanton, Van Meter, Wayne
AT IOWA CITY REGINA
Alburnett, Calamus-Wheatland, Cascade, Central Elkader, Columbus Community, Durant, Easton Valley, English Valleys, Highland, Hillcrest Academy, HLV, Holy Trinity (boys only), Isaac Newton Christian Academy, Keota, Lone Tree, Maquoketa Valley, Bellevue Marquette, Mediapolis, Midland, North Cedar, Pekin, Prince of Peace, Iowa City Regina, Rivermont Collegiate, Van Buren, WACO, Wapello, Wilton, Winfield-Mount Union
AT RIDGE VIEW
Alta-Aurelia, Boyer Valley, East Sac County, Le Mars Gehlen, GTRA, Harris-Lake Park, HMS, Hinton, Lawton-Bronson, Logan-Magnolia, Manson-Northwest Webster, MMCRU, North Union, Ridge View, Sioux Central, Siouxland Christian, South O’Brien, Council Bluffs St. Albert, Fort Dodge St. Edmond, Remsen-St. Mary’s, Tri-Center, Trinity Christian, West Bend-Mallard, West Harrison, Westwood, West Monona, Whiting, Woodbine, West Sioux