Cross country teams move past sectionals, head to state

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Emily Harl races the last hundred meters of her freshman cross country season at the MSHSAA State Championship meet on November 3. Photo by Asa Lory

Raj Satpathy

Emily Harl races the last hundred meters of her freshman cross country season at the MSHSAA State Championship meet on November 3. Photo by Asa Lory
Missouri’s fickle weather once again shifted into winter-like cold this morning, after a week of 70 degree temperatures. The chill outside invades one’s bones, and in Camdenton, MO., where the weather was 42 degrees this morning, it was no different. The runners of RBHS’ cross country teams were out in the Ha Ha Tonka State Park Oct. 27 to compete against eight other teams.
Both teams ran good races. The boys team pulled ahead with a sectional win and the girls placed second.
The boys did not let the biting cold stop them from giving it their best at the XC sectionals. All seven runners exceeded their personal best, and junior Evan Schulte and senior Nathan Keown placed third and fourth overall. On the girls side, sophomore Sam Farmer and senior Megan Schulte placed fifth and seventh, respectively.
Though the competition was tough, the XC teams dominated quite handily. Both teams will advance to the State meet next weekend with the chance to defend their titles as boys state champions and girls state runner-ups. Cross country team member Muhamedali Khennissi said today’s run prepared the team for next week’s final race.
“I think it was a great day for us, almost everyone got a personal record,” Khennissi said. “We did great things at Camdenton.”
By Raj Satpathy