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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Neosho cross country teams sweep home meet

  • Neosho’s varsity cross country teams took what was theirs on Saturday, as both teams grabbed first place at the Neosho Cross Country Festival at Lakes Cross Country Course in Neosho.
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  • Neosho’s varsity cross country teams took what was theirs on Saturday, as both teams grabbed first place at the Neosho Cross Country Festival at Lakes Cross Country Course in Neosho.
    Excuse the pun, but Neosho’s boys were the runaway winners in topping Jasper 15-49. Other team scores were: Seneca 76 and East Newton 84. Republic, Sarcoxie, McAuley Catholic, Thomas Jefferson, Crane and Diamond did not register a team score.
    Neosho’s Chance Burr took first place in the varsity 5k, edging longtime nemesis Ryan Way of Republic, 16:59 to 17:21, respectively. The remainder of the boys’ top 35 were: 3, Justin Myers (Sarcoxie) 17:26; 4, Philip Canfield (Republic) 18:22; 5, Carter Hickman (Neosho) 18:27; 6, Thomas Vernon (Neosho) 18:34; 7, Max Oatmeyer (McAuley) 18:45; 8, Kobi Miller (Neosho) 18:53; 9, Cole Bishop (Neosho) 18:56; 10, Edward Hershewe (Thomas Jefferson) 19:02; 11, Hayden Howard (Jasper) 19:03; 12, Jacob Holliday (Jasper) 19:03; 13, Chris Alexander (Seneca) 19:14; 14, Joby Paul (Neosho) 19:15; 15, Blake Small (Crane) 19:21; 16, Zane White (Sarcoxie) 19:48; 17, Joshua Garcia (Seneca) 19:57; 18, Hector Rivera (Jasper) 20:11; 19, Gabriel Grijalva (Jasper) 20:30; 20, Mason Olinger (Jasper) 20:31; 21, Max Sullivan (East Newton) 20:32; 22, Jacob Patterson (East Newton) 20:42; 23, Dallas Smith (East Newton) 20:43; 24, Sammy Peterson (Seneca) 20:43; 25, Owen Bennion (East Newton) 20:47; 26, Spencer Harbaugh (Diamond) 21:19; 27, Logan Hopper (Diamond) 21:09; 28, Stevie Johnson (Crane) 21:17; 29, Chase Shroder (Seneca) 21:24; 30, Robby McNealey (Jasper) 21:47; 31, John Bird (Diamond) 22:11; 32, Corey Harris (Republic) 22:12; 33, Bryant Logan (East Newton) 22:33; 34, Matthew Goodman (Seneca) 23:34; 35, Dylan Waisner (Crane) 25:47.
    Neosho’s varsity girls also defeated Jasper for the title, 36-43. Republic took third with 45 points, while East Newton, Sarcoxie, Seneca and Diamond didn’t register a team score.
    Emily Sorrell won the girls’ event with a time of 21:36, 12 seconds faster than Neosho’s Amber Bates, who took second in 21:48. The remainder of the girls’ top 25 were: 3, Madison Appleberry (Republic) 22:00; 4, Regan Rogers (Neosho) 22:27; 5, Whitney Davis (Jasper) 22:57; 6, Emily Griffith (Republic) 22:57; 7, Sara Wilken (Republic) 23:11; 8, Katelyn Stump (Jasper) 23:14; 9, Katelyn Lowe (Neosho) 23:33; 10, Monica Steeves (Jasper) 23:47; 11, Ann Vernon (Neosho) 23:57; 12, Grace Gazaway (Jasper) 24:16; 13, Lori Trone (Seneca) 24:25; 14, Chandra Howard (Jasper) 25:00; 15, Jasmine Garrison (Sarcoxie) 25:15; 16, Haley Bennett (Jasper) 25:56; 17, Kalena Hanson (Neosho) 26:20; 18, Abbey Loveland (Republic) 26:31; 19, Kelsey Hickman (East Newton) 28:50; 20, Tarena Larkie (East Newton) 28:51; 21, Morganne Bishop (Neosho) 29:04; 22, Lara Vonteideman (Republic) 30:28; 23, Dusti Nabors (East Newton) 35:27; 24, Kim Pennell (Diamond) 36:34; 25, Makayla McKinney (Crane) 41:54.
    Neosho also won the junior varsity boys race with a 15-58 decision over McAuley.
    Neosho took the top five spots in the race. Results were: 1, Tyler Burr (Neosho) 19:57; 2, Kris Avendano (Neosho) 20:16; 3, Adam England (Neosho) 20:27; 4, Cameron Aguillon-Langley (Neosho) 20:27; 5, Jacob Lett (Neosho) 20:42; 6, Aron Tucker (McAuley) 20:57; 7, Trenton Cook (Neosho) 21:03; 8, Nathan Teeter (McAuley) 22:00; 9, Frank Ostmeyer (McAuley) 22:03; 10, Christian King (Neosho) 22:15; 11, Brad Jordan (Neosho) 22:23; 12, Jordan Wirth (Neosho) 23:17; 13, Sean Fogerty (McAuley) 24:30; 14, Jon Pekarek (McAuley) 25:36; 15, Wilder James (McAuley) 26:51.
    Thomas Jefferson’s Hanna Muller won the junior varsity girls’ race in 35:01.
    Neosho coach Tom Thorne spoke highly of his runners after the event, saying all three teams continue to improve as the season inches closer to districts next Saturday at the Lake Springfield Cross Country Course in Springfield, Mo.
    “The team is looking forward to this week’s practice, as they work to put together the best team and individual efforts of the season,” he said.

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