The cross country season teams began this past Thursday for a handful of the RPAC at meets that were held at Dundy County Stratton and Medicine Valley. The remaining schools will start their season this week.
Dundy County Stratton Invite: 8/24
Dundy County Stratton's meet is run on a 3200-meter course.
Boys Team Scores:
Chase County- 6
Hitchcock County- 48
South Platte- 55
Maywood-Hayes Center- 60
Haven Hauxwell of Chase County was the 1st place finisher with a time of 11:03.34.
Arapahoe: Campbell Schutz led the way for the Warriors as he placed 10th with a time of 12:39.60 and Titus Goshert placed 14th with a time of 13:13.17. Wayne Lee and Corbin Carpenter just missed medals as they finished 16th with a time of 13:34.57 and 18th with a time of 13:39.67 respectively.
Cambridge: Wyatt Jackson paced the Trojans with a 9th-place finish and a time of 12:35.55 while Gavin Gunderson placed 12th with a time of 12:52.36.
Dundy County Stratton: Noah Wise finished 36th with a time of 22:07.11 for the Tigers.
Hitchcock County: Tanner McLain placed 8th place for the Falcons with a time of 12:33.17 and Connor Latta finished 20th with a time of 14:16.57.
Maywood-Hayes Center: Rubiel Lopez missed out on a medal as he placed 17th with a time of 13:35.89 to pace lead the Wolves while Steven Werkmeister wasn't far behind with a 19th-place finish and a time of 14:16.37.
Southwest: Austin Thompson paced the Roughriders and was able to snag a medal as he placed 13th with a time of 13:07.12 and teammate Caleb Heskett came away with a 15th-place medal and a time of 13:19.24.
Wallace: Max Hanson placed 11th with a time of 12:46.09 while teammates Ryun Sheets and Kyle Melton placed 30th and 31st with times of 15:57.47 and 16:00.88 respectively.
Girls Team Results:
Chase County- 31
Hitchcock County- 35
South Platte- 43
Arapahoe: The lone Warrior, River Einspahr, placed 9th with a time of 16:27.17.
Cambridge: Rachel Harris led the way with an 8th-place finish and a time of 15:21.98 while teammates Brenna Deterding placed 9th with a time of 15:36.00, JoLie Farr placed 10th with a time of 15:53.91, and Jensyn Weiss placed 14th with a time of 16:57.22.
Dundy County Stratton: Newcomer, Clara Spargo, was able to snag a 7th-place finish and a time of 15:08.54 in her first-ever cross country meet.
Hitchcock County: Chayse Keith paced the Falcons with a time of 15:06.22 and a 6th place finish and Calista Carney placed 12th with a time of 16:39.72.
Maywood-Hayes Center: Victoriah Deaver was able to snatch a 15th-place medal and a time of 17:00.29 for the Wolves.
Southwest: Avery McConville just missed out on a medal as she finished 16th with a time of 17:21.29 and teammate Morgan Reeder finished 22nd with a time of 19:08.84.
Wallace: The Wallace Wildcats were able to come away with a perfect team score, 6 points, as they swept 1st-4th places. Ashley Robertson placed 1st with a time of 13:53.15, Dajana Garrison placed 2nd with a time of 14:09.99, Ryleigh Hanson placed 3rd with a time of 14:30.14, and Elliana Robertson placed 4th with a time of 14:51.06
Medicine Valley Invite: 8/24
Boys Team Results:
Medicine Valley: 48
Southern Valley: 65
Chayse Moorhead of Hershey placed 1st with a time of 18:16.0.
Alma: The Cardinals were led by Griffin Stemper with a 7th place finish and a time of 19:35.3 and teammate Nolan Pfeil placed 8th with a time of 19:45.4. Ian Dunse just missed a medal as he finished 16th with a time of 20:54.8.
Bertrand-Loomis: Marcus Hernandez paced the Wolfkings as he finished 3rd with a time of 18:31.8. The Wolfkings then came across the line in a pack with Carter Horner placing 13th with a time of 20:50.2, Quentin Mumm placed 14th with a time of 20:52.0, and Luke Larson placed 15th with at time of 20:53.7.
Maxwell: Max Robinson finished 25th with a time of 22:53.3.
Medicine Valley: The Raiders were led by Kael Garrett with a time of 18:19.1 and a 2nd-place finish. Kevin Bantam was able to finish 20th with a time of 22:10.3 and Adin Nelson finished 37th with a time of 31:44.2.
Southern Valley: Isaac Hamilton led the way for the Eagles as he placed 12th with a time of 20:46.6.
Girls Team Results:
Southern Valley- 33
Zoe Johnson of Brady placed 1st with a time of 22:41.4.
Alma: Harper Fennel crossed the line in 9th place with a time of 27:01.4.
Bertrand/Loomis: Ashlynn Edgren paced the Wolfkings with a 5th-place finish and a time of 25:33.7and Addie Hansen placed 7th with a time of 25:59.4. Marie Ford was just on the outside of the medals as she finished 19th with a time of 31:42.4.
Maxwell: Keilah Curtis led the way as she placed 11th with a time of 27:24.1. Teammates, Emme Lucas and Billie Degarmo just missed the medals as they placed 17th and 18th with times of 30:18.8 and 31:02.4 respectively.
Southern Valley: Tayley Becker placed 3rd for the Eagles with a time of 24:46.3. Laurel Stadler finished 16th with a time of 29:522.
RPAC teams will be competing at Cambridge, Gibbon, and North Platte St. Pat's meets this week.