Noah Jorgenson, Sidney

Sidney senior Noah Jorgenson leads the field earlier this season at Clarinda.

Sidney senior Noah Jorgenson will compete at the state cross country meet for the third consecutive season.

Jorgenson finished second, Thursday, Oct. 24 at a Class 1A state qualifying meet in Mount Ayr. His time of 16 minutes, 41 seconds was 16 seconds behind Nodaway Valley’s Joshua Baudler. The 16-second gap was the same between the two last week on the same course although both ran 10 seconds faster at the state qualifying meet.

Sidney coach Steve Meyer said Baudler was better on the hilly sections of the course, so he’s interested to see how the two compete at the state meet, which is quite flat. Jorgenson came into the meet ranked fifth in Class 1A while Baudler was at the top of the rankings.

Jorgenson will compete at the state meet, Saturday, Nov. 2 at Fort Dodge’s Lakeside Municipal Golf Course. The Class 1A boys race is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m.

Meyer brought five boys and five girls, just enough to field a team score. The Cowboys finished ninth while the Cowgirls were 13th.

The Sidney boys scored 259 points, 19 behind eighth-place Bedford.

Cole Jorgenson was Sidney’s second runner, finishing 36th in 19:06. Kyle Beam crossed the finish line one minute later in 58th place.

Connery Humphries was 80th in 21:10 and Dane Moyer finished 103rd in 22 minutes, to complete the scoring for the Cowboys.

The Sidney girls scored 317 points to finish 13th.

In just her second meet of the season, Makenna Laumann was Sidney’s fastest finisher, taking 56th in 25:01.

Jozie Hendrickson was next for the Cowgirls with an 80th-place run of 26:56. Danica Laumann finished 84th in 27:39.

Savannah Hall and Grace Zach completed Sidney’s lineup. Hall was 88th in 28:12 and Zach 98th in 29:02.

Essex and Fremont-Mills also competed at Mount Ayr, but the two schools combined for just one runner in the girls race. Fremont-Mills’ Lexi Hankins finished 86th in 27:40.

The AHSTW, Van Meter and Nodaway Valley girls earned the qualifying team spots with Van Meter freshman Clare Kelly finishing in an even 20 minutes to earn the individual title.

Baudler led Nodaway Valley to the boys team title with Earlham and Ogden also advancing to the state meet.

Essex finished 19th in the team race with 575 points.

Gabriel Fort led the Trojans with a run of 23:22 to finish 121st place. Jacob Robinette was 131st in 23:59. Wesley Johnson ran a 25:40 to cross in 138th. Isaiah Kline and Brice Sederburg completed Essex’s lineup. Kline ran a 26:25 to take 140th while Sederburg finished in 30:34, ending 142nd.

Fremont-Mills had three boys in the field, led by a 67th-place run from Nick Miramontes. He finished in 20:19. Moses Ekpai was 104th in 22:04 and Braden West took 135th in 24:43.

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