The 2019 Southwest Conference Cross Country Championships took place Wednesday at the Cozad Country Club. Broken Bow claimed the runner-up trophy in the boys division. Minden was the team champion followed by Broken Bow in second and Ainsworth was third. The top 15 individuals received all conference honors. William Anderson of Gothenburg was the boys champion in a winning time of 17:40.22, Gabriel Estrada of Cozad was second (17:44.13), and Lane Russell of Broken Bow was third (17:53.9). Also finishing in the top 15 and receiving all conference honors were Martin Bailey – 14th (19:00.81) and Daine Wardyn – 15th (19:04.57).
The girls conference team champion was Ainsworth followed by Minden in second and Ogallala was third. Rylee Rice of Ainsworth was the girls champion in a winning time of 20:34.84. Top Broken Bow finisher was Chelsea Royle who finished 22nd overall in a time of 25:11.92.