The East Newton course is as much a draw as the high level of competition. Almost perfectly flat, the doubleloop 5K path consistently yields some of the fastest times of the season.
Ryan Beaver, of College Heights Christian in Joplin, won the varsity boys race in a stellar 16:28.81. Monett's Chris Renteria was third in 16:41.33, and Southwest's Cristian Sellars finished 13th in 17:29.49.
McDonald County won the boys team race with 73 points. Monett finished third with 96, and Southwest was eighth with 198.
Barry County finishers:
* Chris Renteria, Monett, third, 16:41.33.
* Cristian Sellars, Southwest, 13th, 17:29.49.
* Isaac Weber, Monett, 16th, 17:47.78.
* Michael Morely, Monett, 19th, 17:56.68.
* Jonah Ragsdale, Monett, 27th, 18:18.99.
* James Pettit, Southwest, 33rd, 18:35.42.
* Kyle Miller, Southwest, 37th, 18:46.10.
* Erwin Perez, Monett, 41st, 18:48.54.
* Zach Miles, Southwest, 53rd, 19:17.68.
* Jake Shrum, Southwest, 90th, 22:33.16.
Savannah Beaver, of College Heights, took the gold medal in the varsity girls race, posting a winning time of 19:44.97. Winnetonka used a tight pack to win the team race, scoring 46 points. Monett was seventh with 132.
* Madeleine Weber, Monett, 10th, 21:09.76.
* Deborah Kern, Cassville, 13th, 21:56.79.
* Sophie Fulton, Monett, 38th, 24:15.49.
* Emma Shupbach, Monett, 42nd, 24:53.54.
* Lupe Renteria, Monett, 46th, 25:15.27.
* Brittany Schultz, Monett, 48th, 25:41.20.
* Brittany Miles, Southwest, 51st26:17.44.
* Ashley Schmidley, Monett, 59th27:56.07.
Monett will be in action Tuesday at Lamar.