West Fork squad joins Twedt in return trip to state


Drew Engebretson of West Fork, right, keeps pace with North Butler's Caleb Wedeking as they head toward the finish line during Thursday's Class 1A state qualifying meet at Eagle Grove. Wedeking and Engebretson finished ninth and 10th, respectively, to earn individual trips to the state meet at Fort Dodge on Nov. 2. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)


EAGLE GROVE – Last year, Peyton Twedt bore the responsibility of representing West Fork alone at the state cross country meet.

After the Thursday, Oct. 24 state qualifying meet at Eagle Grove, he’ll get a little help from his friends.

Twedt, ranked third in 1A, led the Warhawks to the team title, winning the individual championship in 16 minutes, 45 seconds – eight seconds ahead of the runner-up.

“I just really wanted to get the title and get that first before I worried about time,” Twedt said. “I know Drew got 10th and Jacob got 11th and (Austin) Steil and Colton (Rowe) coming in, it looked pretty good. I think we did pretty well.”