Mus­tang All-Con­fer­ence Honors

McDonald County Press - - SPORTS - Rick Peck

Three mem­bers of the McDon­ald County High School cross coun­try teams earned all-con­fer­ence honors at the Big 8 Cross Coun­try Cham­pi­onships held Oct. 9 at Spring­field Catholic High School.

Lead­ing the way for McDon­ald County were David Lazalde and Gar­rett Spears. The team­mates on the boys’ team earned sec­ond team all-con­fer­ence by fin­ish­ing 12th and 13th, re­spec­tively. Lazalde fin­ished 12th in 18:01, while Spears was 13th in 18:13. The top 15 fin­ish­ers in the boys’ and girls’ races earned all-con­fer­ence recog­ni­tion.

Kolin Over­street led a field of 93 to win the boys’ in­di­vid­ual ti­tle in a time of 16:33. Jay Straus­baugh and Lan­don Hen­drick­son of Lo­ganRogersville were sec­ond and third, while Kel­ton Sor­rell and Ja­cob Ben­nion were fourth and fifth.

Lazalde and Spears led the McDon­ald County boys’ to a fourth­place fin­ish in the team stand­ings. Round­ing out the re­sults for the McDon­ald County boys were Bryce Ber­ry­hill, 20th, 18:49; Jack­son Behm, 29th, 19:12; Tyler Moritz, 69th, Justin Smith, 78, 23:30; and Eli Jack­son, 81st, 24:14.

East New­ton won the boys’ team ti­tle, fol­lowed by Cassville, La­mar, McDon­ald County, Spring­field Catholic, Lo­gan-Rogersville, Monett, Ne­vada, Mount Ver­non, Reeds Spring, Marsh­field, Hol­lis­ter and Au­rora. Seneca did not field a full team.


The Lady Mus­tangs’ lone rep­re­sen­ta­tive to re­ceive all­con­fer­ence honors was fresh­man Ka­lyn Stetina, who fin­ished in 14th place in 23:26.

Next for the Lady Mus­tangs was Natalie Staib in 21st at 24:20, fol­lowed by Addy Mick, 40th, 25:57; Azlen Smith, 49th, 26:59; and Brook­lynn Win­ters, 56th, 27:50.

Calli Beshore of Ne­vada won the girls’ in­di­vid­ual ti­tle in 20:26. Round­ing out the top five were Faith Stark of Lo­gan-Rogersville, Kaci Singer of Au­rora, Laynee Casady of East New­ton and Jor­dyn Stafford of Cassville.

Hol­lis­ter won the girls’ team cham­pi­onship, fol­lowed by La­mar, Ne­vada, Spring­field Catholic, Marsh­field, Monett and McDon­ald County. Seven of the 14 con­fer­ence schools did not field a full team.

McDon­ald County’s next race is the Mis­souri Class 4, Dis­trict 6, Cross Coun­try Cham­pi­onships on Oct. 20 at Ray­more-Pe­cu­liar High School in Pe­cu­liar.

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