The NSAA state cross country championships took place Friday at the Kearney Country Club. The top area highlight saw Broken Bow’s Noah Osmond finishing in the top five of the state in Class C winning the 4th place medal. Osmond’s time was 17:02. The Class C individual champion was Carson Noecker of Hartington in winning time of 14:58.3. Broken Bow finished 7th overall as a team. Placing in the top 50 for Broken Bow was Brock Oeltjen who was 46th (18:25.2). Gothenburg was the Class C boys team champion. In Class D, Sandhills Valley placed ninth in the team standings. The Mavericks were led by Jared Trimble who placed 27th (18:10.8) and Colin Rooney finished in the top 40 placing 37th (18:19.7). Ty Greenland of Arcadia/Loup City placed in the top 30 finishing 29th (18:12.5). South Loup’s Logan Recoy finished in the top 60 finishing 59th (18:51.7) and Kyle Finney of Mullen was 66th at the Class D state meet (19:00.1). The Class D boys team champion was Cornerstone Christian and Trey Robertson of Wallace was the individual champion in a winning time of (16:38.7).
In the Class D girls competition, Peyton Paxton of Mullen was a state medalist. Paxton finished 13th in a time of 21:05.4. South Loup had two top 50 finishers. Ivy Tullis was 36th (22:18.4) and Ella Cool placed 43rd (22:37.8). Josie Smith of SEM finished 79th overall (23:31.8). The Class D girls team champion was Hemingford and the individual champion was Jordyn Arens of Crofton in a winning time of 19:29.8. MaKinley Tobey represented Broken Bow in the Class C girls competition. Tobey finished with a time of 23:25.7 which was 69th at the state meet. The Class C girls team champion was Wayne and the individual champion was Keelianne Green of Arlington in a winning time of 19:15.5.