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MSHSAA Missouri State XC Championships

Oak Hills Golf Course, Jefferson City MO

Saturday, Nov. 8th, 2008
From (MSHSAA) - Boys Results - Girls Results
Race Distance: 5K

Lee's Summit West (4A), West Plains (3A), Herculaneum (2A) sweep boy's and girl's team titles

Emily Sisson (Parkway Central, St. Louis) crushes 4A girls field with 17:57 5k.  Nick Swearingen (Potosi) blitzes 3A boys with 15:36 run.

Team Champs:
  • Class 4A Girls:  Lee's Summit West
  • Class 4A Boys:  Lee's Summit West
  • Class 3A Girls:  West Plains
  • Class 3A Boys:  West Plains
  • Class 2A Girls:  Herculaneum
  • Class 2A Boys:  Herculaneum
  • Class 1A Girls:  Penney
  • Class 1A Boys:  College Heights Christian (Joplin)
Class 4A Highlights
  • Lee's Summit West girls pack six runners in the first twenty-five scorers, dominating with 69 points.  Jefferson City (133) and Cape Girardeau Central (142) finish in second and third.   
  • Emily Sission (Parkway Central, St. Louis) blasts the field with a 17:57 5k over a very tough course in cold weather.  Megan Yohe (Liberty) rund 18:35 to edge Kansas City area rival Taylor Hines (Lee's Summit North, 18:36) for second.  KC area runners were also fourth (Samantha Nightingale, Blue Springs South 19:03) and fifth (Chelsey Phoebus, Lee's Summit West 19:08).
  • Lee's Summit West boys romp to a 53 point total with four runners in the top fifteen scorers.  SLUH (St. Louis) finishes second with 87 points and Liberty third with 140.  
  • Kevin Colon leads Lee's Summit West to the title, pulling away to a 15:51 win, with Matt Estlund (Chaminade, St. Louis) second in 15:57.  Adam Volkert (Lee's Summit, 16:04), Connor Callahan (DeSmet, St. Louis, 16:07) and Nick Happe (Francis Howell North, St. Charles, 16:08) round out the top five.
Class 3A Highlights
  • In a nip-and-tuck battle, West Plains (75) edges Kearney (78) by placing three runners in the top ten. 
  • Festus, led by individual winner Allyssa Allison (18:59), takes third with 98 points.  Allison pulled away from Ashley Scott (St. Clair, 19:16) and Natalie Todd (Ladue Horton Watkins, 19:33) to win.
  • West Plains packed it's top five runners in a 36 second gap to win the boys title with 42 points.  Notre Dame (Cape Girardeau) was second with 71 points and Potosi third with 87.  
  • Jacob Swearingen of Potosi dominated the field with a 15:38 run.  KC Metro Championship champion Maksim Korolev was second in 16:02, with Potosi's Nick Niggeman third in 16:12.

Class 2A Highlights

  • Herculaneum (102) took the 2A girls title from East Newton (154) and St. Peter's Lutheran (St. Charles, 163).  
  • Eileen Schwiess led Herculaneum, winning in 19:55, with Emily Haberstroh (Lutheran, St. Peters, 20:03) and Ashley Wolkomir (Community Christian, Lee's Summit, 20:14) following.
  • Herculaneum (41 points) rolled to the 2A boys title with four scorers in the top ten.  St. Pius X (Kansas City) was second with 84 points, and Bowling Green third with 118.  
  • Tyler Compton (Buffalo) rolled to a large margin over the hilly course, winning in 16:44, with Brett Simshauser (Cuba) second in 17:22, shading Brett Butler (Bowing Green, 17:27).

Class 1A Highlights

  • Penney dominated the girls team race with 58 points, followed by Midway (100) and Marion County (118).  
  • Emily Beaver of College Heights Christian in Joplin completed a fine season, winning in 19:41.  Olivia Fancka (Halfway) was second in 20:14, while Ashley Flook led Penney in third at 20:38.
  • College Heights Christian stunned the crowd with five runners in the top ten scorers, winning with 18 points.  West Platte (118) edged Hermitage (121) for second place.  
  • College Heights went 1-2-3 on field, with Trenton Morris winning (16:39), followed by teammates Caleb Hoover (16:48) and Alex Moore (17:00).  Morris and Hoover are both sophomores.

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