Kira Dickau likely had the top 15 runners in her sights the entire time.
Unfortunately, she was unable to catch them, finishing at 17th to just barely miss out on earning a medal at the State Cross Country Meet in Kearney Friday.
Dickau, a sophomore, finished with a time of 21:05.9. She was just over seven seconds behind the 15th place runner.
Rylee Rice of Ainsworth took home first place with a time of 18:34.3.