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Area runners vie for state qualifying spots

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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State bound. Monett's Michael Morley and Grace Cloud qualified for the Class 3 state cross-country meet in Jefferson City on Nov. 3. [Photo courtesy of Steve Morley]
On Oct. 27, area cross-country runners and teams competed for spots at the Nov. 3 state championship races in Jefferson City.

Cassville and Monett traveled to Bolivar for the Class 3, District 6 competition, while Wheaton, Southwest, and Purdy were at Springfield Underground for the Class 1 and Class 2, District 5 races.

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Running hard. Grace Cloud raced to an eighth place finish at the district cross-country meet in Bolivar. Cloud finished the 5K distance for Monett in 21:27.57.
The Wheaton Lady Bulldogs defeated Lutie, 21-34, to claim the district title and earn a team berth to the state championships. Junior Chase Burns paced Wheaton with her fourth-place finish.

In the Class 1 boys race, Wheaton placed fourth in the team rankings and failed to qualify. Senior Jonathan Sherwood placed sixth and qualified as an individual. Sparta won the boys title with 21 points, followed by Crane with 42.

No local runners qualified in the Class 2 races. Southwest's Nicole Ickes was the top area runner, placing 17th in the girls division. James Pettit, of Southwest, was 18th. Only the top two teams and the top 15 individuals move on to state.

Springfield Catholic won the boys and girls Class 2 district titles, scoring 23 points to win the girls division, and 36 points to win the boys side.

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Getting stronger. With an 11th place finish at the district cross-county meet, Monett's Michael Morley qualified for the state meet in Jefferson City on Nov. 3
At Bolivar, the Monett and Cassville girls teams finished out of the state qualifying slots, with the Lady Cubs placing fifth and the Lady Wildcats finishing seventh. Only Monett's Grace Cloud qualified as an individual, placing eighth.

In the boys race, Monett finished sixth and Cassville was eighth. McDonald County edged Bolivar n the team race, 64-65. Monett's Michael Morley qualified, placing 11th.

Results for area runners are as follows.

Class 3, District 6

Girls

Monett

* Cloud, eighth, 21:28.57.
* Biridiana Salas, 17th, 21:56.11.
* Madeleine Weber, 20th, 22:30.06.
* Brianna Salas, 41st, 25:27.84.
* Carmen Renteria, 50th, 26:58.04.
* Madeline Petersen, 51st, 28:12.23.

Cassville

* Deborah Kern, 18th, 22:16.81.
* Jade Holloway, 33rd, 23:39.40.
* Raeghan Blisard, 39th, 24:59.46.
* Ryann Stewart, 44th, 25:43.77.
* Kelsey Baker, 48th, 26:31.94.

Class 3, District 6

Monett

* Michael Morley, 11th, 17:38.93.
* Dalton Paynter, 27th, 18:37.97.
* Erwin Perez, 42nd, 19:49.13.
* Jon Schleim, 43rd, 19:50.84
* Aaron Morley, 46th, 20:02.02.
* Conor Launis, 48th, 20:05.38
* Austin Ross, 50th, 20:12.42.

Cassville

* Connor Redmon, 22nd, 18:25.23.
* Taylor Dodson, 30th, 18:48.78.
* Nathan Vitt, 36th, 19:30.18.
* Jordan Shore, 44th, 19:58.68.
* Tyler Speakman, 59th, 21:49.90.
* Matt Vermillion, 67th, 22:43.25.

Class 1, District 5

Girls

Wheaton

* Burns, fourth, 22:51.80.
* Brittany Harmon, 8th, 24:27.70.
* Haley Beck, 9th, 24:42.60.
* Anastasia Lowry, 14th, 28:25.90
* Krista Dunegan, 18th, 35:02.70.

Class 1, District 5

Boys

Wheaton

* Jonathan Sherwood, 6th, 17:48.40.
* Justin Yeary, 20th, 20:42.00.
* David Haston, 21st, 20:48.60.
* Joey Robbins, 22nd, 20:57.30.
* Derek Denney, 28th, 22:30.70.
* Christian Dunegan, 32nd, 23:41.10.
* Justin Beck, 34th, 25:41.40.

Class 2, District 5

Girls

Southwest

* Nicole Ickes, 17th, 23:06.80.

Class 2, District 5

Boys

Southwest

* James Pettit, 18th, 18:20.50.
* Zach Miles, 28th, 19:02.10.
* Jordan Epling, 29th, 19:08.30.
* Kyle Miller, 33rd, 19:18.20.
* Justin Pettit, 45th, 20:11.00.
* Seth Delossantos, 51st, 21:12.40.
* Robbie Randall, 66th, 29:50.20.

Purdy

* Andrew McCormick, 39th, 19:43.10.
* Devan Keeler, 56th, 21:45.10.

State Meet Race Schedule

The MSHSAA State Cross-Country Championships at Oak Hills Golf Club in Jefferson City race schedule is as follows.

* Class 3 girls, 9:00 a.m.

* Class 4 boys, 9:35 a.m.

* Class 3 boys, 10:05 a.m.

* Class 4 girls, 10:35 a.m.

* Class 2 boys, 11:10 a.m.

* Class 1 girls, 11:45 a.m.

* Class 2 girls, 12:25 p.m.

* Class 1 boys, 1:05 p.m.



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