KEARNEY – The Beatrice girls cross country team managed a 10th place finish at the NSAA Class B State Cross Country Meet on Friday at the University of Nebraska-Kearney.
The Lady O finished with 142 points. Aurora won the team championship with a score of 47 while Omaha Skutt was second at 60 and Scottsbluff was third at 75.
Senior Jamison Theye led the way for Beatrice with an 18th place finish. Veronica Pinkerton was Beatrice’s next best finisher at 34th.
Junior Josie Guernsey was next in for the Lady O with a finish of 63rd while Linda Humble finished 69th, Trinity Eichenberger finished 74th and Abby Ware finished 79th.
The Beatrice’s lone boys qualifier, senior Brayden Frerichs, finished 29th.
The Norris girls team also competed in the Class B race and finished fourth with a score of 77.
Samantha Palermo led the way for the Titans, earning a medal with a seventh place finish. Not far behind her was Kelly Helmberger, who finished ninth.
Rounding out Norris’ lineup was Libby Gourlay finishing 37th, Hannah Susie finishing 40th, Taylyn Petsche finishing 73rd and Sydney Hobza finishing 85th.
Aurora won the Class B girls team championship while Mazie Larsen of Gretna won the individual championship.
The Norris boys had one qualifier, Zachary VanBrocklin, who finished 40th. Omaha Skutt won the team boys championship in Class B while Luke Stuckey of York won the individual championship.
In Class C, the Fairbury girls cross country team finished 10th in the team standings. Freshman Mikwena Lierman led the way with a 35th place finish while sophomore Josephine Blatny finished 47thh, freshman Kacy Starck finished 65th, senior Emily Burkley finished 72nd, junior Autumn Branson finished 73rd and freshman Erica Mosher finished 90th.
In the boys race, Fairbury had one qualifier, Isaac Robertson, who finished 50th.
Holdrege won the Class C girls championship while Taya Skelton of Fort Calhoun was the individual champion with a time of 19:33.2.
The Sunland had two teams qualify in Class D. Tri County finished sixth with 150 points. Andi Koch led the way for the Trojans with an 11th place finish, which was good for a medal. Ella Crawford was Tri County’s next best finisher at 45th while Savannah Gerlach finished 85th, Madison Kirchoff finished 110th, Claire Janssen finished 138th and Sharon Chen finished 149th.
The Johnson County Central girls team finished 12th in Class D with 166 points. Aleisha McDonald led the way for the Lady Thunderbirds with a sixth place finish while Ashlei McDonald finished eighth Jordan Rodriguez finished 107th, Sara Ares finished 143rd and Jazi Ascheman finished 146th.
Rylee Rice of Ainsworth won the Class D individual championship. Ainsworth also won the team championship.
The one Sunland boy to compete in the Class D race was Riley Wehrer of Wilber-Clatonia. He finished 28th individually.
Elijah Frasher of Aquinas Catholic won the Class D boys race and Malcolm won the team championship.