Broken Bow Boys Cross Country Team and Area Individuals Qualify for State Meet

Broken Bow Boys Cross Country Team and Area Individuals Qualify for State Meet
Broken Bow boys cross country team qualified for state by placing third at C4 district meet

The Broken Bow boys cross country team qualified for the NSAA cross country championships with a third place team finish at the C4 district meet at Ogallala. The top three teams in each district qualify for state. Bow scored a 73 which was one point better than Chadron who was fourth with a 74. The team champion was Sidney and the runner-up was Mitchell. The Indians were led by Lane Russell who finished in the top ten by placing 7th in a time of 17:44.2. Also competing for Bow and qualifying for state were Daine Wardyn (18:43.1), Noah Osmond (18:45.1), Garrett Phillips (19:03.8), Martin Bailey (19:09.0), and Treyton Hurlburt (19:21.1).

Other area athletes also qualified for the boys state cross country champions. The top 15 individuals in each district qualify for state. Trevor Kuncl was the D6 district champion in a winning time of 17:57. Joining him at state will be teammate Hayden Jennings who finished 8th in the district in a time of 18:49. Collin Arehart of Ansley/Litchfield also qualified for the Class D state meet by finishing in the top 15 of the D5 district. Arehart placed 11th in a time of 19:21.1

On the girls’ side, Molly Paxton of Mullen qualifies as she was the D6 girls district champion in a winning time of 20:59. Jymmie Jensen of Burwell also qualified for state by finishing 11th in the D4 district in a time of 21:31. Qualifying from the D5 district were Colleen Fulton of Arcadia/Loup City and Harley Myers of Ansley/Litchfield. Fulton was 6th in a time of 23:32.5 and Myers qualified by placing 14th in a time of 24:25.18. Arcadia/Loup City just missed qualifying as a team as they finished 4th just 5 points behind third place Axtell.

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