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Kee girls cross country team runs to best-ever finish at Class 1A State Meet, brings home third-place trophy in first team qualification since the 1996 season

The Kee Hawk faithful certainly know their way to Fort Dodge, and for the first time in two decades they were able to make that journey to watch a full team of some familiar faces who have typically performed a few more miles down the road, instead, perform for a few miles...period. That performance, in the Class 1A field of the Iowa High School State Cross Country Meet Saturday, October 28, was not only the first team appearance for the Kee girls cross country team since the 1996 season, but it also turned out to be the best-ever finish for the cross country Lady Hawks in team history, as they ran to a third-place team result among Class 1A’s cross country elite.

With Central tumbling to sixth place in the final Class 1A State Meet standings, another fellow Upper Iowa Conference, South Winneshiek, edged out the defending champion Warriors with a fifth-place team finish. With Central having placed four of its five team-scored runners in front of their Kee counterparts to finish ahead of the Hawks in the final team standings at their Class 1A State Qualifying Meet just over a week earlier, the Warriors were only able to accomplish that same feat on two occasions, with the final three scored Warriors finishing well behind Kee’s packed final four.

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