With their defending state champ back on the grind the Gering girls cross country team picked up the team title at the B-4 meet in Ogallala on Thursday. Meanwhile the Gering boys team also qualified for state with a second place finish.
Running in just her second varsity race this year Gering’s Maddie Seiler out-classed the field to finish first with a winning time of 18:57.60, besting McCook’s Samantha Rodewald (19:04.18). Seiler suffered a foot injury over the summer but with this race behind her it looks like she’s primed to defend her title next Friday in Kearney.
Seiler will have her entire squad along with as Gering tries to make a run at the team title also. Shailee Patton of the Bulldogs also was a top performer yesterday finishing in third place.
In the boys race it was Lexington absolutely rolling to the team win with Gering second. The Bulldogs top finisher was Eli Marez in sixth place. Nathan Seiler and Bryce Carillo also notched top 15 individual runs.
Scottsbluff finished in fourth place in both the girls and boys races but still came away with some individual state qualifiers. Hans Bastron (7th place) and James Adams (10th) make it on the boys side and for the girls it was Kaylee Charbonneau (4th), and Hannah Rugroden (15th) earning a trip to Kearney.
- Gering 37
- Lexington 44
- Northwest 50
- Scottsbluff 54
- McCook 63
- Hastings 67
- Lexington 11
- Gering 54
- Northwest 54
- Scottsbluff 56
- Hastings 94
- McCook 94
- Alliance 133
Class D at Bridgeport
The Morrill girls team came up big on Thursday with a district winning performance in the team standings as they finished on top led by a second place run from Autumn Edwards (20:55.19) while teammate Cecilia Barron finished in seventh place (21:45.92). Morrill clipped Wallace by two points in the team standings.
Other area qualifiers for the girls were Leyton’s Axi Benish, Hemingford’s Aurora Hinman, Maddison Ribble of Bridgeport, Kimball’s Chantel Mason plus Peyton Paxton and Callie Coble of Mullen.
In the boys race Hemingford finished third and qualified for state. The Bobcats top two finishers were Zane Hinman (10th) and Creel Weber (14th). Other boys qualifiers were Gabriel Tretter of Leyton, Trevor Kuncl of Mullen, Morrill’s Luke Ott, Zach Araujo of Bayard, Elijah Conley from Bridgeport and Dustin Brien from Hay Springs.
Sidney dominates Class C
It was all Red Raiders at Ogallala in Class C on Thursday. The Sidney boys won by 20 points over second place Broken Bow and in the girls race the Lady Raiders were 16 point winners of Chadron.
Daniel Bashtovoi and Cameron Brauer went 1-2 in the boys race for Sidney while on the girls side it was Talissa Tanqueray with a second place finish.
Other area state qualifiers were Easton Anderson from Mitchell and Gavin Sloan of Chadron for the boys.
Meanwhile on the girls side Chadron got their team through to state with a third place finish. Also heading east next week will be Mitchell’s Lillian Golden.