Several area cross country athletes began their season last week at the annual Burwell Cross Country Invitational. The boys team title in the 4k race was won by West Holt. South Loup was 4th, Sandhills/Thedford 5th, SEM 6th, and Twin Loup was 7th. Raden Orton of North Central was the individual champion in a winning time of 14:10. South Loup placed three runners in the top 30 led by Logan Recoy who was third in a time of 14:59. Josiah Coleman was 14th (17:01) and Caleb McFate was 25th (19:35). Twin Loup placed three in the top 30 led by Evertt Funk who was 13th (16:56), Henry Sortum was 27th (21:00) and Hayden Nelson was 29th (21:33). Sandhills/Thedford placed 4 runners in the top 30. Connor Sutton was 15th (17:16), Brodie Stengel was 19th (18:02), Brayden Schaefer was 23rd (19:17) and Jacob Reiser was 28th (21:21). SEM placed three in the top 30 led by Clay Scoville who was 18th (17:50), William Beattie was 21st (18:18) and Colt Schroeder was 24th was 24th (19:25).
The girls team champion was West Holt. South Loup was 4th, Burwell 5th, and Twin Loup 7th. Maddie Davis of West Holt was the individual champion in a winning time of 17:40 in the 4k race. South Loup had two runners place in the top 10 led by Ella Cool who placed third in a time of 18:37 and Ivy Tullis came in 7th (19:38). Josie Smith of SEM finished in the top ten placing 6th in a time of 19:27. Burwell placed three runners in the top 30 led by Rylee Jarecke who placed 16th (22:36), Calah Larchibeque was 21st (23:23), and Madelyn Reiter was 27th (24:56). Gracie Conrad of Twin Loup also placed in the top 30 finishing 26th (24:17).
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