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Missourian Roundup: Notre Dame runner takes 7th in state finals

Notre Dame's Blake Morris nears the finish during the 2019 MSHSAA Cross Country Class 3 Boys State Championship on Saturday at Gans Creek Cross Country Course in Columbia, Mo.
Gordon Radford ~ Special to the Southeast Missourian

Notre Dame senior Blake Morris did not achieve his goal of first place but did finish in the Top 10 at Saturday’s MSHSAA Class 3 Boys Cross Country State Finals at the Gans Creek Recreational Area in Columbia, Mo.

Morris placed seventh with a time of 16 minutes, 2.10 seconds to round out his high school cross country career on a high note. He had won the Class 3 District 1 meet on the Bulldogs’ home turf in 15 minutes, 47.01 seconds a week earlier—one of numerous first-place finishes for the standout runner this season.

Morris finished just over six seconds ahead of Herculaneum junior Cody Glisson and about two seconds behind Festus freshman Cullen Krieg. Excelsior Springs senior Michael Rebello won the Class 4 state meet in 15 minutes, 29.40 seconds ahead of Herculaneum senior Jonathon Coffman in second place at 15 minutes, 37.60 seconds. Morris had finished ahead of Coffman at last week’s Class 3 District 1 meet by about 20 seconds.

On the girls’ side, Perryville junior Courtney Wright had the best showing among local runners with a 15th-place time of 19 minutes, 30 seconds. She finished 10 spots ahead of Dexter senior standout runner Margo Nea (19:51.50) and 20 spots ahead of Notre Dame junior Haley Smith in 35th place at 20 minutes, 6.10 seconds.

MICDS freshman Julia Ray won the girls’ race in 18 minutes, 13.80 seconds to help lead the Lady Rams to the Class 3 state title.

BOYS

Local results

NOTRE DAME — 7. Blake Morris (16:02.10)

GIRLS

Area results

DEXTER — 25. Margo Nea (19:51.50)

NOTRE DAME — 35. Haley Smith (20:06.10); 55. Paige Beussink (20:31.70)

PERRYVILLE — 15. Courtney Wright (19:30.00)

CLASS 4

Jackson senior Luke Wendel finished his high school cross country career with a 39th-place time of 16 minutes, 17 seconds at the Class 4 state meet on Saturday at the Gans Creek Recreational Area in Columbia, Mo.

Wendel fared the best among the four state runners for the Indians, who fell just short in their district meet a week earlier to miss advancing as a whole team to the state meet.

Rockhurst senior Wesley Porter won the boys’ race in 15 minutes, 7.40 seconds. Raymore-Peculiar was crowned state champion and finished 15 points ahead of St. Louis University High in the final boys’ team standings.

Jackson sophomore Layla Fliege was the only Lady Indian who advanced to the state meet where she finished 128th with a time of 20 minutes, 41.70 seconds. Rock Bridge freshman Carolyn Ford won the girls’ race in 18 minutes, 8.60 seconds. The Bruins finished second as a team, three points behind state champion Lee’s Summit West.

BOYS

Local results

JACKSON — 39. Luke Wendel (16:17.00); 103. Evan Stephens (16:45.70); 110. Cade McCadams (16:49.10)

GIRLS

Local results

JACKSON — 128. Layla Fliege (20:41.70)

CLASS 2

The St. Vincent boys cross country team placed 12th as a team at the Class 2 state meet on Saturday at the Gans Creek Recreational Area in Columbia, Mo.

Junior Jack Baer led the way for the Indians with his 56th-place finish of 17 minutes, 33.30 seconds. Junior teammate Kyle Steinbecker wasn’t too far behind in 67th place with a time of 17 minutes, 40.40 seconds as St. Vincent ended up three points behind Stockton in the final team scores. Daelen Ackley, a sophomore from El Dorado Springs, won the boys’ race in 15 minutes, 39 seconds flat.

For the girls, East Carter senior Kennedy Thies had the best showing among area runners with a 20th-place time of 20 minutes, 15.70 seconds. Woodland sophomore Emily Stewart paced local runners with a 59th-place finish (21:42.30). Brookfield sophomore Alex Sharp won the girls’ race in 19 minutes, 7.50 seconds while Fatima clinched the girls’ state title as a team.

BOYS

Team Scores — 1. Fatima 77; 2. Steelville 115; 3. East Newton 118; 4. Hermann 122; 5. El Dorado Springs 187; 6. The Principia 191; 7. Whitfield School 220; 8. Lawson 226; 10. Maplewood-Richmond Heights 233; 11. Stockton 246; 12. St. Vincent 249; 13. Hartville 272; 14. Lexington 281; 15. West County 347; 16. Arcadia Valley 384

Area results

BLOOMFIELD — 98. Josh Reynolds (18:11.60); 162. Nick Carter (20:07.90)

EAST CARTER — 101. Braxton Walker (18:14.90)

GREENVILLE — 119. Jagger Robinson (18:33.60)

KELLY — 95. Kameron Mayberry (18:10.10)

ST. VINCENT — 56. Jack Baer (17:33.30); 67. Kyle Steinbecker (17:40.40); 86. Gabriel Anders (18:04.80); 104. Jacob Gremaud (18:17.60); 105. Isaac Hotop (18:18.50); 137. Caleb Roth (18:57.40); 142. Ethan Leible (19:04.60)

WOODLAND — 47. Timothy Sloan (17:22.40); 111. Carter Mayfield (18:24.70)

GIRLS

Area results

EAST CARTER — 20. Kennedy Thies (20:15.70)

SAXONY LUTHERAN — 124. Stacie Bangert (23:23.70)

ST. VINCENT — 76. Genevieve Lipe (22:03.00); 77. Anna Schwartz (22:03.10); 121. Gabrielle Gremaud (23:21.40); 152. Sophia Martin (24:45.80)

WOODLAND — 59. Emily Stewart (21:42.30)

CLASS 1

The Oak Ridge boys captured the Class 1 state title by a long mile, finishing 51 points ahead of Blue Eye to clinch their first state championship for their school in any sport.

Senior Tanner Schamburg landed in 14th place in 17 minutes, 29.70 seconds to help lead the BlueJays. Junior teammate Philip Marshall followed in 22nd place (17 minutes, 37.10 seconds). Area runners who bested Schamburg included Southern Reynolds junior Carson McNail in 11th place (17:20.40) and Bunker junior Eli Bullock in 12th place (17:27.30). Meadow Heights senior Nathan Shrum posted a 19th-place time of 17 minutes, 35.60 seconds as the Panthers placed 16th overall in the final team standings.

Jace Cavness, a junior from The Fulton School at St. Albans, won the boys’ race in 16 minutes, 39.70 seconds.

In the girls’ division, Van Buren sophomore Katie Griffin produced the best showing among area runners with a 21st-place time of 21 minutes, 31.50 seconds to help lead the Lady Bulldogs to fourth place as a team. Southern Reynolds freshman Kylie Hampton followed in 29th place (22:04.80) as the Whippets clinched ninth place. Meadow Heights senior Haley Hernandez was between the two in 26th place (21:51.90) to fare the best among local runners. Blue Eye sophomore Riley Arnold was the first girl to cross the finish line in 18 minutes, 53.80 seconds.

BOYS

Team Scores — 1. Oak Ridge 89; 2. Blue Eye 140; 3. Calvary Lutheran 144; 4. Fair Play 148; 5. Liberal 162; 6. Winona 190; 7. Lutheran (Kansas City) 191; 8. North Platte County 206; 9. Couch 213; 10. Dora 216; 11. Smithton 252; 12. New Franklin 268; 13. Winston 281; 14. Fordland 309; 15. Salisbury 311; 16. Meadow Heights 321

Area results

BELL CITY — 34. Kennett Rampley (17:57.40)

BUNKER — 12. Eli Bullock (17:27.30)

DELTA — 66. Trevor Stoffregen (18:39.50)

MEADOW HEIGHTS — 19. Nathan Shrum (17:35.60); 129. Gavin Umfleet (20:11.50); 136. Corey Bollinger (20:26.80); 147. David Thompson (20:49.90); 155. Chase Conrad (21:18.30); 162. Ben Lincoln (21:55.20); 167. Harley Turner (22:23.20)

OAK RIDGE — 14. Tanner Schamburg (17:29.70); 22. Philip Marshall (17:37.10); 31. Mason Keith (17:51.20); 68. Justin Ward (18:43.20); 86. Bryce Hahs (19:00.40); 106. Eli Sachse (19:27.80); 158. Logan Dewitt (21:30.00)

SOUTH IRON — 49. D.J. Prater (18:20.70); 92. Lawson Graves (19:04.30)

SOUTHERN REYNOLDS — 11. Carson McNail (17:20.40); 103. Logan Loyd (19:21.80)

VAN BUREN — 18. Dominic Hill (17:35.10)

VIBURNUM — 16. Tristin Webb (17:33.80); 70. Dillyn Russell (18:43.80)

ZALMA — 48. Richard Tackett (18:18.10); 54. Eli Ford (18:25.60)

GIRLS

Team Scores — 1. Blue Eye 56; 2. North Platte County 84; 3. Lutheran (Kansas City) 109; 4. Van Buren 116; 5. St. Joseph Christian 124; 6. Fordland 173; 7. Marion County 185; 8. Harrisburg 199; 9. Southern Reynolds 229; 10. Smithton 240; 11. Liberal 241; 12. Hermitage 290; 13. Oak Ridge 299; 14. Clopton 335; 15. Vienna 387

Area results

BUNKER — 113. Alyssa Strange (24:53.00)

DELTA — 42. Kendall Holweg (22:32.90)

LEOPOLD — 63. Kinslee VanderMierden (23:16.40); 122. Alexus Schreckenberg (25:16.30)

MEADOW HEIGHTS — 26. Haley Hernandez (21:51.90); 57. Kambri Erzfeld (23:07.70)

OAK RIDGE — 69. Jiliyan Hobeck (23:27.70); 118. Erin Grayhek (25:03.20); 121. Erin Urhahn (25:10.20); 133. Bailey Urhahn (26:16.70); 147. Mae Masterson (27:44.90); 154. Alison Seabaugh (28:56.90); 158. Emma Dace (30:43.20)

SOUTH IRON — 88. Jennifer Koenig (24:11.20)

SOUTHERN REYNOLDS — 29. Kylie Hampton (22:04.80); 61. Grace Lloyd (23:15.50); 101. Ella Morton (24:30.40); 123. Hannah Fitzgerald (25:17.10); 136. Natalie Barnett (26:34.10)

VAN BUREN — 21. Katie Griffin (21:31.50); 31. Hailee Bressler (22:15.60); 33. Addison Lewis (22:21.10); 40. Audrey Bressler (22:31.50); 93. Hailey Burke (24:16.60); 125. Lani Black (25:21.00); 130. Jessica Mays (26:04.70)

VIBURNUM — 98. Haley Auten (24:23.70)

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