Cross Country district meets were held across the state Thursday as athletes attempted to qualify for the NSAA state cross country championships next week in Kearney. The top three teams and top 15 individuals qualify for state. The Broken Bow boys qualified as a team by placing 2nd at the C-5 district meet at Ogallala. The Indians had two runners place in the top 15 led by Noah Osmond who was the district runner-up in a time of 16:49.89 and Brock Oeltjen placed 12th overall (18:07.69). Joining them on the district runner-up team were Trey Hurlburt, Jackson Hansen, Colton Kelley, and Tallen Harrold. Gothenburg was the boys district team champion and Parker Graves of Gothenburg was the individual champion in a winning time of 16:46.79. McCook was the C-5 district girls team champion. Broken Bow placed 5th. Broken Bow’s MaKinley Tobey qualified for state as an individual by placing 13th overall.
The Sandhills Valley boys qualified as a team in Class D by winning the D-4 district team championship. The Mavericks had three runners place in the top 15. Jared Trimble was 3rd (18:23.4), Colin Rooney was 10th (18:53), and Keith Morash was 13th (19:03.1).
Logan Recoy of South Loup qualified for state in Class D as the D-5 boys district champion. Recoy posted a winning time of 18:00.56. Ty Greenland of Arcadia/Loup City also qualified for state out of the D-5 district by finishing 3rd (18:05.17). South Loup just missed out qualifying as a team as they finished 4th just 10 points behind Bertrand/Loomis who was third. Kyle Finney of Mullen qualified for state out of the D-6 district finishing 14th (19:18.52).
South Loup will send two runners to state in the Class D girls competition. Ella Cool was the D-5 girls district champion in a winning time of 21:57.15 and Ivy Tullis qualified for state by finishing 4th (22:38.44). Josie Smith of SEM also qualified for state out of the D-5 district finishing 10th (23:36.86). Like the South Loup boys, the South Loup girls just missed out qualifying for state as a team finishing 4th just 6 points behind Elm Creek who was third. Peyton Paxton of Mullen qualified for state out of the D-6 district finishing third in a time of 21:11.
The NSAA state cross country championships will take place Friday, October 21st at Kearney Country Club.
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