D-NH’s Houts to return to Fort Dodge

D-NH’s Izzy Houts is an individual state qualifier for the Wolverine girls cross country team. (Mike Hohenbrink/Mid-America Publishing photo)
Jake Ryder
The Grundy Register

OELWEIN – Dike-New Hartford’s Izzy Houts will make her third trip to the state cross country meet in Fort Dodge.

The D-NH junior was 12th in a Class 2A state-qualifying meet in Oelwein on Thursday to punch her ticket. The state takes the top 15 individuals from each 2A state-qualifying meet as individual qualifiers.

Houts’ best finish at Fort Dodge thus far in her high school career was as a freshman two years ago, finishing 60th overall in 21:48. She was 94th as a sophomore.

The Wolverine girls finished ninth in the team standings with 208 points. Elyse Folkerts was 39th in 22:55. Denver (68), Williamsburg (78) and New Hampton (115) qualified for state.

Tyler Nystel led the D-NH boys in 46th place overall in 19:07. The Wolverine boys were 13th, scoring 343 points.

D-NH girls (9th, 208)–12. Izzy Houts 20:40; 39. Elyse Folkerts 22:55; 47. Ella Costello 23:26; 48. Allison Starbuck 23:28; 62. Rosie Wardell 24:11; 66. Josey Syhlmann 24:25; 69. Hanna Steffen 24:37.

D-NH boys (13th, 343)–46. Tyler Nystel 19:07; 55. Bryce Petersen 19:25; 75. Caleb Paulsen 20:27; 81. Rasmus Brandt 20:43; 86. Shayden Loger 21:15; 95. Finn O’Neill 22:38; 97. Rush L’Heureux 23:51.


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