|The boys Monett Cubs finished fifth among 22 teams yesterday in the cross country meet held at Springfield Catholic.|
"We were 17 points away from second place," said Monett Coach Andy Lemons. "We were missing our fourth runner, Isaac Weber, due to sickness. I think we would have had no problem competing for second if he had been in the line up."
Monett had a team score of 136. Branson won the meet with 54 points.
Running for Monett were: Chris Renteria, 12th with a time of 18:02; Micha Miller, 13th with a time of 18:02; Juan Renteria, 25th with a time of 18:47; Bill Townsend, 47th with a time of 19:39; Caleb Blue, 54th with a time of 20:02; Connor Kimzey, 57th with a time of 20:04; and Ryan Saunders, 66th with a time of 20:27.
The Monett girls did not score in the meet.
Running for the Lady Cubs were: Lauren Sebastian, 45th with a time of 25:57; and Whitney Dahlstrom, 71st with a time of 28:56.
For the junior varsity boys, Michael Morley was 10th with a time of 20:22, Luke Verhoff was 26th with a time of 21:38, Jacques De Plessis was 47th with a time of 22:47, and Daniel Bryan was 49th with a time of 22:36.
Monett runs again at Cassville on Monday.