About the Program
North High School is proud to offer cross country. The Iowa High School Athletic Union sanctions our high school sports for boys. Our teams compete in the Missouri River Conference. Through involvement in athletics, students learn valuable life skills, including teamwork, leadership, and commitment.
Meet the Team
Student-athletes give their all, both on and off the course. Countless hours go into strength, conditioning, and practice to build strong athletes that are prepared to compete. Likewise, our athletes fulfill academic requirements in order to participate in sports.
Students in Action
North High Boys Cross Country team pictured with State Championship Trophy, 2020 Season
Stats & Highlights
Our students are gracious in victory and defeat. While we compete to win, our athletes know, it’s how you play the game that matters.
2021 Class 4A State Runner-Up
- CLASS 4A CROSS COUNTRY: Sioux City North boys place second; East’s Downs finishes in third
- North Stars run to second place finish at State
- Iowa high school state cross country meet highlights and results (10-29-21)
Notable Individual Achievements
Stars All-Time Top 10 State Qualifiers
- Abbabiya Simbassa 15:36:00, 2010
- Merga Gemeda 15:47:00, 2017
- Jaysen Bouwers 15:54:00, 2019
- Will Lohr 16:19:00, 2019
- Merga Gemeda 16:27:00, 2016
- Beshanena Gutema 16:30:00, 2019
- Derik Simenson 16:36, 2006
- Colin Greenwell 16:37:00, 2019
- Deven Pace 16:45, 2017
- Gabe Nash 16:45:00, 2019
To help cover gear/equipment costs, the North High cross country team partners with Jolly Time Popcorn in Sioux City to participate in the Koated Kernels Popcorn fundraiser. Fundraising encourages creativity and teamwork and teaches the importance of charity and community.