Kennett's Kobe Patterson wins Van Buren cross country meet
VAN BUREN, Mo. - Kennett’s Kobe Patterson took home the top at the Van Buren Invitational cross country meet Thursday at Bis Springs State Park.
Patterson posted a time of 16:51. The time was 15 seconds faster than second-place finisher Carson McNail of Ellington.
“He’s a gamer,” Kennett cross country coach Fred Garmon said of Patterson. “He medals at almost every meet we compete in.”
Kennett’s Alex Yates also took home a medal. Yates finished 13th with a time of 18:25.
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Kennett’s Larry Payne (19:44) placed 37th, Kennett’s Brett Bradley (19:45) finished 38th, and Kennett’s Carson Blansett (21:05) took 66th.
“All our guys ran really well,” Garmon said. “They all set personal records , which is great.”
Kennett returns to action Saturday when it competes at the Notre Dame Invitational.
“It’s a really good meet with really good competition,” Garmon said. “It’s on the course we will compete at in districts so it will be nice to get a feel of that course this weekend.”
TOP 15 FINISHERS: 1. Kobe Patterson, Kennett 16:51; T2. Carson McNail, Ellington 17:04; T2. Eli Bullock, Naylor 17:04; 4. Zathan Lhamon, Couch 17:38; 5. Carter Dorton, Dexter 17:45; 6. Gavin Cartwright, Dexter 17:56; 7. Braxton Walker, East Carter County 18:02; 8. Dominic Hill, Van Buren 18:04; 9. Brady Corder, Mansfield 18:07; 10. Kaiden Vanwinkle, Winona 18:14; 11. Jacob Cheney, Clearwater 18:20; 12. Nicholas Carter, Bloomfield 18:23; 13. Alex Yates, Kennett 18:25; 14. Cameron Jarrett, Norwood 18:26, T15. Trenton Huskey, Thayer 18:27; T15. Matthew Townsend, Alton 18:27; T15. Jack Grubbs, Mansfield, 18:27.