Leaving everything on the course
Vargas competes at state XC meet
November 2, 2023
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...