The Neosho High School cross-country teams traveled out of state Saturday morning, just as the rains came.
The Wildcats and Lady Cats competed in the Shiloh Christian School invitational in the large-school division. The NHS boys placed second, and the girls took home fourth.
The Wildcats, competing in the 6A-7A division, were led by senior medalists Carter Hickman in second place with a time of 18 minutes,18 seconds and Thomas Vernon in sixth place (18:39).
Other top team results for the NHS include 11th-place Joby Paul (19:13), 13th-place Obi Miller (19:29); and Tanner Mitchell (15th, 19:36). Other finishers were: Jacob Lett (20:29); Jared Scribner (20:33); Adam England (20:33); Trenton Cook (20:40); Robert Wilks (22:35); Nick Lauderdale (27:37); Dylan Millikin (24:22); Grayson Lamp (25:19); Brian ivey (25:23); Alec Gorham (25:29); and Tristain Wood (28:51).
The Lady Cats earned a fourth-place finish in 6A-7A, as they were led by sixth-place medalist and sophomore Ann Vernon (23:09). Other team scorers were: Madyson Reibolt (15th, 25:12); Leah Ewing (19th, 26:13); Fallon Laney (20th, 26:17); and Heather Bowers (24th, 27:24). Morganne Bishop (31:50), Kiana Hutchins (32:43) and Lexis Gulick (37:28) ran to complete the Neosho's entry.
‘Border War’ coming up
Next Saturday, the NHS teams will host the "Border War" meet at the Lakes cross country-course, just west of the Neosho golf course. Race time begins at 8:20 a.m., with an open one-mile race for elementary students, sixth grade and below for both boys and girls, where there is a $5 entry fee and medals will be given.
This will be the opening meet of the season for Neosho Junior High School boys and girls. At least eight schools will field teams, as the school races are to begin at 9 a.m. with a total of eight races during the morning.