Five Mexico runners heading to state; Hoyt qualifies for Trojans

Posted 11/5/20

Five Mexico cross country runners will be competing at state thanks to strong performances at Saturday’s Class 4, District 4 meet held in Washington. 

The Bulldogs had three girls …

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Five Mexico runners heading to state; Hoyt qualifies for Trojans

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Five Mexico cross country runners will be competing at state thanks to strong performances at Saturday’s Class 4, District 4 meet held in Washington. 

The Bulldogs had three girls qualify led by Kalea Hennberry who placed 13th in 23 minutes, 54.90 seconds. Also qualifying for state were Anna Fairchild (14th, 23:57.40) and Sidney Turlington (15th, 23:58.40).

 

Two boys also are going to state. They are Thomas Peuster (11th, 19:14.30) and Tyler Quinlan (12th, 19:17.30).

 

All five runners also earned all-district honors.

 

Only the top 15 runners and top two schools qualify for state. The Class 4 state meet will be held Friday at Gans Creek in Columbia.

 

“This was the toughest course we have competed on to date, but I feel our teams gave great effort and really ran strong throughout,” Mexico coach Lucas Breneman said.

 

The Mexico boys just missed qualifying as a team, falling shy by only two points. The Bulldogs recorded 85 points. Fulton took second with 83 points. Kirksville won the team crown with 35 points.

 

Also running for Mexico were Geoffry Penn (18th, 19:35.70), Guy Fairchild (19th, 19:52.40), Nathan Bull (26th, 20:37.40), Race Azdell (36th, 21:27.60) and Emanuel Ramirez Rodriguez (38th, 21:37.70).

 

The Mexico girls team finished fourth, totaling 87 points. St. Dominic captured the team title with 48 points, followed by runner-up Moberly with 54. 

 

Also competing for the Bulldogs were Moenaisa Sidique (23rd, 25:17.40), Kali Turlington (27th, 26:13.10), Haley Chastain (30th, 26:51.70) and Miriam Gleeson (32nd, 27:06.60).

Community R-6 freshman qualifies

The impressive freshman campaign for Community R-6 freshman Dylan Hoyt continued Saturday in the Class 1, District 3 Meet at the Pike County Fairgrounds. 

 

Hoyt qualified for state with a third-place finish in a time of 19:18.20. 

 

Ethan Hamilton of Salisbury won the boys race in 18:40, followed by teammate Andrew Ricketts who had a time of 19:12.20.

 

Hoyt will compete at the Class 1 state meet on Saturday.

 

Van-Far competes at districts

Van-Far narrowly missed sending a runner to state as sophomore Madelynn Caldwell was four spots shy of qualifying. Caldwell placed 19th in 24:01.10 in the Class 2, District 3 race held at the Pike County Fairgrounds. 

Also competing for the girls team was Alayna Bryan, who finished 35th in 27:43.30.

 

In the boys race, four runners competed for the Indians. They were Cayden Caldwell (31st, 22:03.50), Fulton Walsh (32nd, 22:14.10), Ennis Childs (36th, 22:38.60) and Skyler Penley (40th, 23:46).

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