State Cross Country Day 1: Strong Performances from Knapp and Stundahl

Day one of the state cross country meet from Kennedy Park in Fort Dodge brought strong performances from both Algona athletes as junior Moriah Knapp ran a new career best time of 17:35 to place 13th and medal in the girls 3A race, while junior Ryan Stundahl made the most of his first career trip to state, tying his career best time of 17:12 and placing 32nd in the boys 3A race.

For Knapp, it marked her 2nd consecutive week of posting career best times, after completing the district race in 17:45 last week. The junior also made a big jump on her performance from last year at state, as in 2020 Knapp placed 51st in a time of 20:32.

Stundahl’s best two times of the season also came in the final two races, after also running a 17:12 at last week’s district meet.

Moriah Knapp Interview

Ryan Stundahl Interview