Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Leaving everything on the course

Vargas competes at state XC meet

Cold temperatures coupled with a brisk wind made the Lakeside Golf Course at Fort Dodge a challenging venue for the Class 1A boys' state cross country meet on Oct. 27.

One of the competitors was Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn senior George Vargas, who had never been in a race with that level of competition and with as many fans to watch the runners.

"The atmosphere was unlike anything George had experienced in his career – the volume of the crowd, the amount of spectators present and the highest level of competition," Hawk coach Kirsten Taylor observed.

Vargas set a fast pace during the first two-thir...

Rendered 06/11/2024 14:04