Area Athletes Compete at UNK Cross Country Invite

The annual UNK high school cross country invitational took place Monday at the Kearney Country Club which will also be the site of the state championships later this year.

Broken Bow placed 7th in the Class C boys team standings.  Columbus Scotus was the team champion with Milford the runner-up.  The Class C boys individual champion was Carson Noecker of Hartington Newcastle in a winning time of 15:48.8.  William Anderson of Gothenburg placed 4th overall (17:20.3).  Broken Bow placed two runners in the top 25 led by Daine Wardyn who finished 11th (17:36.7) and Noah Osmond was 21st (17:54.6).

The Class C girls team title went to Douglas County West with Lincoln Christian the runner-up.  Broken Bow was 20th in the final team standings.  Broken Bow’s Makinley Tobey was a top 20 finisher placing 19th in a time of 21:14.8.

Mullen’s Trevor Kuncl posted the winning time in the Class D boys race Monday afternoon with a winning time of 17:45.8.  Mullen finished fifth in the team standings as Axtell was the boys team champion with Southwest finishing as the runner-up.  Hayden Jennings of Mullen placed 25th (19:19.2).  Sandhills Valley, the sports co-op between Stapleton and McPherson County placed 7th in the team standings.  Colin Rooney of Sandhills Valley placed 14th (18:31.1) and Rylin Johns placed 34th (19:41.9).  Arcadia/Loup City placed two runners in the top 50.  Ty Greenland was 44th (20:09.1) and Jarrod Gappa was 47th (20:13.8).

The Class D girls team title went to Ravenna with McCool Junction finishing runner-up.  South Loup was 14th in the team standing and Arcadia/Loup City finished 16th.  Alayna Vargas of Hastings St. Cecilia had the top girls time in the class at 20:08.7.  Mullen placed two runners in the top ten.  Callie Coble was third (20:16.7) and Josey French of Mullen was 9th (21:30.2).  Landyn Cole of South Loup had a top 15 finish placing 12th (21:45.9) and Jessie Heyen of Arcadia/Loup City placed in the top 50 finishing 37th (24:04.2)