By Chris Parker
Blue Eye junior Riley Arnold is now a three-time state champion on the cross nation course. She ran a time of 18:45.2 to win the Class 1 State Meet by 10 seconds on Saturday.
Arnold ran wire-to-wire within the lead by opening with a blistering 3:22.5 within the first kilometer earlier than settling in with kilometer occasions of three:41.5, 3:58.4, 3:51.2 and three:51.9.
Faculty Heights senior Grace Bishop was the subsequent space runner throughout the road within the ladies’ race putting fourth in a time of 20:48.6. Teammate Klohe Burk additionally earned all-state honors in twenty second place. That duo helped lead Faculty Heights to the group championship with 91 factors. Jayli Johnson (thirty second place), Madelynn Jordan (61st place) and Shelbi Publish (62nd) rounded out the scoring for Faculty Heights.
Blue Eye completed sixth as a group. Morrisville (tenth), Fordland (twelfth) and Niangua (14th) additionally represented the world within the group race.
Chadwick’s Alexis Loveland (twelfth), Braylynn Siercks (14th), Ashtyn Callaway (sixteenth), Future Bettis (twentieth), Dora’s Autumn Nold (twenty first) and Winona’s Christina Halferty (twenty third) all earned all-state honors.
Within the boys’ race, Plato’s David Held completed because the state runner-up. He was in sixteenth place after the primary kilometer earlier than shifting as much as fifth place coming into the ultimate 2,000 meters of the race. Going into the ultimate 1k, Held was in seventh place.
That was when he turned it on.
The Plato junior dropped a 3:19.0 within the ultimate 1,000 meters to maneuver up 5 spots into second place. His time over that ultimate stretch was the quickest closing 1,000 meters within the race.
Blue Eye’s Ryan Cardenzana completed fourth general in a time of 17:04.8. Teammate Jadon Weaver completed twenty third to earn all-state honors as nicely. That duo mixed with Houston Parker (thirty seventh), Roman Ray (forty sixth) and Trenton Newman (66th) to complete runner-up as a group. Alex Labrier and Braeden Boyd have been the Nos. 6 and seven runners for Blue Eye.
Winona (sixth place), Liberal (eighth place), Fordland (tenth place), Dadeville (eleventh place) and Truthful Play (twelfth place).
Jasper’s Hunter Hinds (eleventh place), Greenwood’s Nathan Fletcher (twelfth place), Winona’s Kaiden Van Winkle (14th place) and Morrisville’s Gavin Duchscherer (twenty fourth place) all earned all-state honors.