Individuals outshine team scores in Nebraska state cross country
KEARNEY- Although River Country team scores did not go the way teams had hoped, River Country locked in a handful of spots inside the top 50 across Class B and Class C state cross country—and even one inside the top 5.
Two River Country boy's teams took the bottom spots in team total, with Plattsmouth coming in 11th place with a score of 149 and Nebraska City finishing 12th with 157 points.
Plattsmouth's Sam Campin was the highest scoring Blue Devil with a total time of 17:18, putting Campin at 15th place in state. Shortly behind Campin, sat teammate Elijah Dix at 22nd with a total time of 17:30. The remaining Blue Devils placed 69th, 77th, 78th, and 89th.
Nebraska City was led by Mason Haughton in 42nd place with a total time of 18:15. Two spots back from Haughton was Alejandro Rico Avalos in 44th with a total time of 18:18. Hayden Beccard just missed the top 50, and placed 51st with a total time of 18:31. The remaining Pioneers placed 64th, 86th and 87th.
In Class C individuals, Elmwood-Murdock's Austin Patton placed 40th with a total time of 18:23, and Auburn junior Tristan Perry placed 43rd with a total time of 18:31. Conestoga junior Kaden Simmerman placed 46th with a total time of 18:32.
On the girl's side in Class B, Plattsmouth took the 12th and final team spot with a team score of 191. Plattsmouth was led by junior Natalie Briggs, who placed 29th with a total time of 21:21. Outside of Briggs, the lady Blue Devils finished 62nd, 74th, 82nd, 86th, and 88th.
In girl's Class C, Conestoga took the highest finish in River Country. Senior Danie Parriott finished 5th with a time of 20:21. Auburn freshman Lilyan Becker finished in the top 25, at 24th with a time of 21:37. Falls City senior Lillian Thomas finished 29th with a total time of 21:48. Louisville junior Mira Fosmer finished a few spots behind Thomas, at 34th, with a time of 21:56. Auburn freshman Alivia Thomas would take the final spot in the top 50 for River Country, at 45th, with a time of 22:20.