Area runners will travel to Ft. Dodge today for the state cross country meet.

In 1A, Highland will travel as a team back to Ft. Dodge for the second year in a row, along with their top runner Even Mahler. Last year the Huskies finished in seventh place as a team.

Also running in the 1A field today is Kirby Shetler from IMS.

In 2A, Mid-Prairie makes their return trip to the state meet this year after almost missing it and sneaking in as the final team at their district meet. The Golden Hawks finished 12th as a team last year. Also running for the 2A boy’s is Columbus Junction’s Josh Keller.

The only female participant from the area is Abby Tornow from Mid-Priarie.

The first race for the area runners will be at 1 P.M. when Tornow runs, followed by Mid-Prairie and Keller at 1:30, and Shetler and Highland will wrap up the day with 1A at 2:30.

Check out KCII and on Monday as we will have the full results on the morning sports page.