Kee cross country teams compete in pair of meets at South Winneshiek and New Hampton

Kee girls cross country senior Nicki Wood leads a pack at the Hawks’ second-place team finish at the South Winneshiek Invitational Tuesday, October 3. Wood finished 23rd overall at the meet, 18th for team scoring, in a time of 21:42.26. Photo courtesy of the Kee High School Yearbook. View and find out how to purchase this photo and many more by clicking on the Photo Galleries link on this website.

The Kee cross country teams wrapped up what is considered to be their regular season with a tough schedule of two meets in three nights this past week. Making it even tougher for the Hawks was the quality of competition at each of those meets, as well as either the threat of rain or the existence of it. The Hawks ran at the South Winneshiek Invitational Tuesday, October 3, where the Kee girls finished second and the boys placed fifth, with Kee then running at the New Hampton Invitational Thursday, October 5, with the Lady Hawks coming in third and the Hawk boys placing seventh.

“It was a good way to end the regular season,” Kee cross country coach Pat Wagner said. “Now, our most important running of the year begins with the Upper Iowa Conference Meet and our State Qualifier upcoming.”

The Hawks are next scheduled to compete in their Upper Iowa Conference Meet this Thursday, October 12 at Tri-City Golf Course near Luana. Kee will then prepare for its Class 1A State Qualifying Meet scheduled for Thursday, October 19 at a site yet to be determined, with the closest Class 1A host site being Solon.

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