GRANBY — East Newton senior Kinsey Sorrell won the 19th annual East Newton Invitational going away in Saturday, her time of 19 minutes, 53.83 seconds going on two minutes faster than runner-up Brylee Wilson of Cassville.

Wilson posted a 21:13.36.

In the team sweepstakes, however, the Republic girls won the team title with 38 points, while East Newton took second with 87 and Cassville third with 96.

East Newton senior Kaylee Rader finished fifth in 21:33.90 and Neosho's tandem of Destiny Colston and Makayla Hall placed 12th and 19th, respectively, in 22:08.63 and 22:42.15.

Seneca's Glori Caputo and Tegan Roller finished 34th and 39th, respectively, with 24:00.86 and 24:19.78 times.

East Newton runners in the top 50 included Maci Renner 26th in 23:19.02, Brytni Logan 36th in 24:04.84, and Ellie Hicks 41st in 24:31.93.

On the boys side, a sextet of runners from East Newton and Neosho finished in the top 20.

For the Patriots, Caleb Jackson and Jacob Bennion finished fourth and fifth in 17:13.00 and 17:19.00, respectively.  Layton Earll came in 10th in 17:32.10 and Sam Hansen 17th in 17:56.00.

Neosho sophomores Cooper Hayes and Nathaniel Wimpey finished 12nd and 18th, respectively, in 17:44 and 17:58.

Neosho's Oliver Bopp finished 24th in 18:06.00, East Newton's Dylan Jackson 31st in 18:34.00, East Newton's Blaine Carter 33rd in 18:44, and East Newton's Matt Decker 49th in 19:07.10 among runners in the top 50.
All three Neosho runners in the top 25 posted their personal bests.

"The performance from our boys squad just blew me away this meet," Neosho head coach Emily Abell said. "We have been working extremely hard to get our times down below 18 minutes and to have two, almost three, athletes come through under 18 was awesome. Nate really surprised us all by passing roughly 25 runners in the last 3/4 mile to come in below 18. I am very proud of this team. Their hard work is really paying off."

Seneca's Ian Gayer took 54th in 19:19.

Diamond's Sean Dalton finished 64th in 19:34.

Lamar won the boys team title, while East Newton finished second. The Tigers had the top three and four of the top seven finishers.

Team results, girls: Republic 38, East Newton 87, Cassville 96, Webb City 121, Sarcoxie 126, College Heights 135, Liberal 150, Jasper 222, Joplin 227, Blue Eye 232, Southwest 233.

Team results, boys: Lamar 31, East Newton 59, Webb City 106, Cassville 151, Liberal 160, Neosho 170, Joplin 195, Republic 215, College Heights 222, Hollister 311, Galena 313, Seneca 341, McAuley Catholic 347, Southwest 347, Blue Eye 352, Exeter 425.