Between Class 2A and 1A regional meets, three area high school cross country runners will represent Little River and Elyria Christian at their respective state meets on Saturday.
In the Class 1A regional run at Washington County, Little River qualified their only two runners for the boys division as senior Treyton Olander placed fourth with a run of 18:45.17 and junior Brady Obley who ran 19:37.18. The Lady Redskins had two girls running at regionals but did not qualify for state as Harmony Love ran a 25:27.00 to finish twenty-sixth and Addison O’Neil placed fifty-fourth with a run of 33:09.06.
Also, in Class 1A at the regional held in Wichita, Elyria Christian fabulous freshman Laney Reiff ran a 21:45.20 race which placed her fourth and qualified her to run at the state meet next Saturday. Also running for the Lady Eagles was Londyn Olsen who finished twenty-third with a race of 24:48.19 while Joy Beck ended up fortieth with a run of 27:15.24. Elyria had one Eagle boy running as Ethan Unruh finished thirty-first with a run of 21:33.40.
Canton/Galva had just one runner all season and that was Garrett Silsby who overcame some injury issues to run at regionals in Wichita as well. Silsby closed out his season by running 21:53.77u and placing thirty-sixth.
In the Class 2A regional run at Strong City, Moundridge took their Wildcat boys team, and they placed ninth as a team with 203 points, well behind regional champion Berean Academy with 28.
For the Wildcats, both Trey Others and Reid Graber finished in the top-thirty with Others placing twenty-fifth with a run of 19:21.90 and Graber running a 19:35.21 to place twenty-seventh. Evan Ginder finished forty-seventh with a run of 21:08.60 while Mateo Roth ended up sixty-second (23:08.10) and Isaac Durst ran sixty-ninth (24:33.50).
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