Cross Country Runners Race In Ray-Pec
David Lazalde finished in 73rd place and Alex Guadarrama was 78th to lead the McDonald County High School boys’ cross country team at the season-opening Raymore-Peculiar XC Invitational on Sept. 9.
Lazalde covered the 5000 meter (3.1 mile) course in a time of 18:27.8 while Guadarrama finished in 18:40.3.
Ryan Flood led Liberty High School to the team title in the boys’ race with a time of 16:19.3.
Rounding out McDonald County results were Garrett Spears, 100th, 19:24.3; Jackson Behm, 107th, 19:51.8 and Tyler Moritz, 124th, 21:02.3.
McDonald County finished in 16th place out of 19 schools in the team competition.
Sophomore Addy Mick led the Lady Mustangs results with a 62nd place finish in 22:32.3. Other McDonald County results were Brooklyn Winters, 101st, 24:55.6; Natalie Staib, 102nd, 24:56.7; Andrea Creason, 115th, 28:16.4; and Istarlin Aden, 118th, 31:12.2.
Madelynn Hill gave Liberty High School a sweep of the individual championships by winning the girls’ division in a time of 18:33.8.
Lee’s Summit West won the girls team title while McDonald County was 16th.
McDonald County’s next race is the Southern Stampede on Sept. 16 at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin.