New surroundings for H-D XC at Humboldt meet; more season bests at Central Springs

Jordan Prantner


HUMBOLDT – Humboldt’s cross country meet moved to Joe Sheldon County Park, making for a different experience with Hampton-Dumont’s cross country runners last week.

The Bulldog girls were 12th out of 17 teams while the boys were 14th out of 18 in the new venue.

“They put in a huge amount of work widening the trails and bringing in dirt and rock as well as mowing some of the prairie, making it more of a true cross country race,” H-D coach Steve Huling said. “The hills made it challenging as well as the very large number of competitors, which sometimes caused congestion on the narrower trails. But all-in-all, most of the runners preferred it to the flat golf course.”