Iola harriers find their groove in Garnett

Buoyed by a trio of top-10 runners, Iola’s boys took second as a squad. On the girls' side, Iola entered three varsity girls, and brought home three varsity medals.

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September 3, 2021 - 3:43 PM

Iola and Humboldt high school cross country runners race from the starting line at Thursday’s varsity meet in Garnett. The runners are, from left, Iola’s Josie Plumlee, Sage Barney and Elanie Sturgeon and Humboldt’s McKenna Jones and Lulu Melendez. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

GARNETT — With several new faces on the cross country varsity roster, Iola High head coach Brit Daugharthy was a bit anxious as the 2021 season arrived.

Turns out, Iola has plenty to look forward to this season.

The Mustang runners ventured to Garnett for the 16th annual Jerry Howarter Invitational, one of the premiere early season events in the region.

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