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Schiltz finish 79th in 1A

Junior will be back next year

By David Swartz - Managing Editor | Nov 1, 2020

-Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Nicholas Schiltz of North Union compete during boys State Class 1A finals on Saturday at Lakeside Golf Course

FORT DODGE — North Union’s Nick Schiltz ran his last race of the 2020 season at the Class 1A State Cross Country Meet in Fort Dodge Saturday afternoon.

Schiltz placed 79th out of 152 runners in the event with his time of 18 minutes, 34.8 seconds on the 5K course at Lakeside Municipal Golf Course.

It was Schiltz’s first time at the state meet and the junior will have a chance to qualify next year.

Brady Griebel of Bellevue won the 1A race with a time of 15:52, 29 seconds ahead of second-lace Clay Pehl of Madrid.

Madrid won the Class 1A Team title with 58 points followed by Earlham with 70 points and South Winneshiek with 140.