The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows boys cross country team saw a 2020 season that was chalked full of ups and downs. The Cowboys took last in the North Central Conference meet in Clear Lake last fall, but senior runner Isaiah Nebbe was able to work his way into the Class 2A State Meet in Fort Dodge and wound up placing 74th out of 139 runners.
However, Cowboys coach Daniel Murray will start his 2021 campaign searching for replacements after graduating his two top runners in Isaiah Nebbe and Kaeden Langfitt. Senior Nick Carpenter and juniors Jacob Ingebritson and Luke Brownell appear to be best-equipped to raise the level of competition for the Cowboys in 2021, as well as possible varsity newcomers in junior Alex Greving and senior Thomas Klaver.
The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows girls cross country team also saw a 2020 season that was full of ups and downs. Raven Kinnetz was the bellcow for the Cowgirls in 2020, but fell just short of a State Meet berth in the Cowgirls State Qualifying meet.
Daniel Murray will also face the task on the girl’s side of having to replace his top runner as well, but does return a pair of juniors who ran varsity a season ago, in Makayla Pulido and Lauren Hansch. The first action for the Clarion-Goldfield-Dows cross country teams will be on Thursday, August 26th as they travel to Gowrie to run in the Southeast Valley Invitational.