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CROSS COUNTRY ROUNDUP: Area athletes fare well at Gans Creek, East Newton; CHC girls win team title at Hermitage; Warriors compete at Rim Rock Farm

SoMo Sports staff reports


COLUMBIA, Mo.  — Athletes from Joplin, Webb City, Carthage and Monett performed well at the Gans Creek Classic on Saturday.

The meet is held at the site of the MSHSAA state championships. 

Webb City’s Evan Stevens placed eighth in the Gold Division’s boys race with a time of 15:41.

Joplin’s Hobbs Campbell finished 11th with a time of 15:49. 

Joplin’s Ian Horton (16:06) and Chance Tindall (16:07) finished 23rd and 24th, respectively. 

Webb City’s Mason Hedger finished 75th and Joplin’s Grey Edwards was 76th. 

There were 311 runners in the Gold Division’s boys race.

Joplin’s boys finished eighth in the team standings.

Southern Boone’s Connor Burns won the race in 14:57, Liberty North’s Sage Wilde was second in 15:01 and Kickapoo’s Tyler Harris placed third in 15:16.

In the Gold Division’s girls race, Webb City’s Abi Street finished 13th with a time of 19:26.

Joplin’s Allie Keizer finished 35th in 20:10.

Webb City’s second finisher was Brooke Hedger (111th), while Joplin’s second finisher was Averi Burks (147th). 

There were 318 girls in the Gold Division race.

Rock Bridge’s Carolyn Ford took first in 18:00. 

Carthage’s Eddy Fuentes finished 20th in the Blue Division’s boys race with a time of 17:16. 

Carthage’s Miguel Solano placed 28th (17:24), while Caleb Fewin was 35th (17:36) and Devin Smith finished 44th (17:44).

The Tigers finished second in the team standings with 175 points. Father Tolton was first with 141.

In the Blue Division’s girls race, Carthage’s Maggie Boyd finished 28th in 21:31, while teammate Katy Witherspoon was 55th (22:29). 

Monett’s Julio Cruz finished third in the White Division race with a time of 17:02. 

West Platte’s Charlie Kinslow won in 16:33 and St. Michael the Archangel’s Sam Rosenberg took second in 17:00. 

In the White Division’s girls race, Monett’s Sadie Camp placed 17th in 21:45, while teammate Mary Jastal was 22nd in 21:53.

The Monett girls were fourth in the team standings.


FULL RESULTS: Gans Creek Classic 2022 – Meet Results (



GRANBY, Mo. — Athletes from Neosho, McDonald County, Webb City, McAuley Catholic and Seneca competed at the East Newton Invitational on Saturday. 

McDonald County (46) claimed the boys team championship, with Neosho (53) second and East Newton (56) third. There were 15 teams in attendance.

East Newton’s Chase Sorrell won the boys race in 16:17, and Neosho’s Carson Newell was the runner-up in 17:32.

McDonald County’s Hunter Leach finished third in 17:43, East Newton’s Isaac Bales was fourth in 17:50 and Neosho’s Gabriel Mabrey took fifth in 18:25.

East Newton’s Nicholas Shaeffer was eighth and McDonald County’s Caleb Garvin placed 10th.

Mac County’s Blaine Ortiz and Lane Pratt finished 13th and 14th, while Neosho’s Adam Farrell was 15th.

Webb City’s top finisher was Ricardo Arrieta (25th). 

Neosho’s girls claimed the team championship with 34 points. East Newton (51) and McDonald County (55) finished second and third in the standings.

Spokane’s Lily Hunsucker won the girls race with a time of 19:21.

Neosho’s Chloe Wood was the runner-up in 19:56, while Pierce City’s Emma Hunt took third in 20:24. Neosho’s Riley Kemna finished fourth in 20:34 and East Newton’s Alonna Eytcheson placed fifth in 21:37.

Mount Vernon’s Rylee Simons finished sixth, East Newton’s Gracie Johnson was seventh and Riverton’s Matilyn Wammack took eighth.

Neosho’s Lakyn Prough and Sarcoxie’s Laney Dorris rounded out the top 10. 

McDonald County’s Kate Cheney and Anna Price finished 11th and 12th, while Webb City’s Brooke Collard took 14th. Purdy’s Courtney Patterson and Webb City’s Aspen White placed 15th and 16th. Neosho’s Makenna Davis finished 18th and Mac County’s Clara Horton took 23rd.

Seneca’s top performer was Dalisia Reed, who placed 30th. 

Competing for McAuley Catholic were Marbellie Villanueva (38th), Miriam Kramer (46th) and Samantha Perrin (48th). 


FULL RESULTS: East Newton Invitational 2022 – Meet Results (



The College Heights Christian girls won the team title in the Purple Division at the Hermitage Dam Invitational on Saturday with 55 points. Calvary Lutheran was second with 68.

It was the second consecutive team championship for the CHC girls. 

CHC’s Jayli Johnson finished sixth in 22:55, while Marla Angeregg was 12th in 23:55. 

Also for CHC, Jesalin Bever finished 19th, Madelynn Jordan was 36th and Madi Carson was 36th. 

There were 99 runners in the girls race. 

In the boys race, College Heights’ Colton McMillan finished 54th, Josiah Thomas was 74th and Will Porter was 152nd. 

There were 168 runners in the boys race. 


FULL RESULTS: Hermitage Cross Country Dam Invitational 2022 – Meet Results (



LAWRENCE, Kan. — The McAuley Catholic cross country program made the trip to the Rim Rock Farm Classic on Saturday.

In the Blue Division’s girls race, McAuley’s Kendall Ramsey finished 62nd with a time of 22:59. 

There were 292 runners in the race.

In the Blue Division’s boys race, McAuley’s Trae Veer finished 116th (19:34). 

Also competing for the Warriors were Joe Staton (143rd), Drew Zeb (149th), Alex Bohachick (195th), Connor Taffner (269th), Kable Reichardt (275th) and Cliff Nolan (320th).

There were 350 runners in the boys race. 


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