Mustang All-Conference Honors
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.