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.