Wedeking earns second state medal

Clarksville’s Kori Wedeking rounds a curve at around the two-mile mark during the Class 1A state cross country meet at Fort Dodge. Wedeking, a sophomore, earned her second state medal while running to a career-best time. (Kristi Nixon photo)

FORT DODGE – It had to be the shoes.

Running to a career-best time of 19 minutes, 47.3 seconds, Clarksville sophomore Kori Wedeking repeated her feat of finishing top-15 to earn a medal in the Class 1A state cross country meet.'

“I wore different shoes this time,” Wedeking said, “and my coach (Ralph Longus) said my feet would feel a lot lighter and there were (also) just a lot of people around me who pushed me.”

The shoes weren’t new to Wedeking, just new to the cross country field.

The full story appears in the Nov. 2 print edition of the Clarksville Star.