Williston three peats in Class A Girls Cross Country, Watford City standout Jaelyn Ogle wins medalist honors

October 22, 2022 6:00 pm

By Tom Mix
NDHSAA Media Specialist

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – Watford City senior standout girls cross country runner Jaelyn Ogle had one last opportunity to medal at a state meet on Saturday, October 22.

Ogle had come close with runner up finishes in 2021 and 2020. The stage was set for her final race as a prep runner to end her career on a high note.

Oh, what a high note it was. Ogle earned individual medalist honors during the Class A girls division race at the 2022 NDHSAA Cross Country State Meet at Parkhurst Recreation Area in Jamestown racing to a time of 18 minutes, 15.59 seconds.

Ogle’s performance was dominant, winning the race by 44 seconds. It was Ogle’s sixth all-state finish at a state meet during her career. In addition to her medalist finish on Saturday and her two runner up finishes (2021 and 2020) she finished fourth in 2019 (freshman season), 12th in 2018 (eighth grade season) and eighth in 2017 (seventh grade season) when the Wolves competed in the Class B division of cross country.

Ogle is the second Watford City girls cross country runner to win an individual state championship joining Asha Smith who won the Class B individual state title in 2013.

In the team competition, Williston won its third straight Class A girls cross country team state championship and were led by Cambree Moss, who finished sixth overall in a time of 19:38. Other All-State finishers for the Wolves were Marenn Larsen (9th, 19:43) and Angela Wold (12th, 19:46). The Coyotes scored a 93 as a team.

Grand Forks Red River finished runner up with a team score of 104 and were led by Lauren Dosch (2nd, 19:00) and Jocelyn Schiller (3rd, 19:07)

INDIVIDUAL TOP 20 (All-State):

1. Jaelyn Ogle, Watford City, 18:16; 2. Lauren Dosch, Red River, 19:00; 3. Jocelyn Schiller, Red River, 19:07; 4. Trinity Jessen, Minot, 19:31; 5. Jordan Knudsvig, West Fargo, 19:35; 6. Cambree Moss, Williston, 19:38; 7. Lily Elbert, Shanley, 19:42; 8. Lexie Waldner, Legacy, 19:42; 9. Marenn Larsen, Williston, 19:43; 10. Acey Elkins, Mandan, 19:44; 11. Katie Olson, Watford City, 19:46; 12. Angela Wold, Williston, 19:46; 13. Izzy Dahl, Bismarck, 19:46; 14. Kylie Wald, Century, 19:48; 15. Jocelynne Hoefs, Red River, 19:55; 16. Scout Ulrickson, Minot, 19:57; 17. Brooklyn Herrick, Horace, 20:00; 18. Bayla Weigel, Bismarck, 20:05; 19. Alexis Lindgren, West Fargo, 20:10; 20. Layna Hoffer, Jamestown, 20:10.


1. Williston (93); 2. Red River (104); 3. Bismarck (119); 4. Legacy (128); 5. Minot (173).


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