IKM-Manning Cross Country Returns Strong Teams in 2022

IKM-Manning Wolves

The Wolves should be very strong this season with both the boy and girls teams bringing back State Qualifiers from last season along with numerous other strong runners. The Boys will be led by Caden Keller and Lane Sams. Keller, a senior, finished 45th at State last season. Sams pushed Keller for the top spot on the team last season and should make a push to qualify for State this season. The Junior won’t be the only Wolves looking to make a trip to Fort Dodge in November. Josiah Conner, a Sophomore, was strong last season, giving IKM-Manning three top flight runners. The Wolves have the depth with Kasche Huehn, Joel McLaws, Abe Polzein, Nathan Johnson, Jayden Phipps and Ryan Germer along with some strong incoming freshmen that could help the team qualify for State. 

The Wolves Girls should be strong, led by Emily Albertsen, the sophomore was 34th at State last season and looks to improve on that this season. Albertsen will be pushed, as she was last season by a host of runners including Morgan Hanson, Raegan Garrison, Kaitlynn Spoelstra, Julianna Stribe and Madelyn Snyder. Their depth will give them a chance to win most meets they compete in and could propel them to State as a team. 

Below is a list of their top returning runners. 

Girls

Emily Albertsen- Sophomore

Morgan Hanson- Senior 

Raegan Garrison- Sophomore

Kaitlynn Spoelstra- Senior

Julianna Stribe- Senior 

Olivia Robinson- Sophomore 

Madelyn Snyder- Senior 

Boys

Caden Keller- Senior

Lane Sams- Junior 

Josiah Conner- Sophomore

Kasche Huehn- Sophomore 

Joel McLaws- Senior 

Abe Polzein- Sophomore 

Zander Richards- Junior 

Nathan Johnson- Senior

Ryan Germer- Junior 

Jayden Phipps- Junior

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