McClure earns State medal

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

WAMEGO — Fort Scott’s Macayla McClure won a State medal for her 13th-place finish in the Class 4A girls’ race at the Kansas State Cross Country Championships here Saturday.

McClure finished with a time of 20:56.8 for the Tigers. Gabriella Clements had also qualified but was unable to participate.

Chapman sophomore Taylor Briggs defended her individual title with a time of 18:57.6, nearly a minute better than the runner-up. Baldwin repeated as the team champion with 51 points followed by Eudora with 81.

Fort Scott qualified as a team on the boys’ side but finished in 12th place with 296 points. Buhler won with 47 points followed by defending champion Towanda-Circle with 81 and Tonganoxie in third with 83.

Fort Scott’s top finisher was Nick King, who turned in a time of 18:49.8 for 55th place. Connor Mason was 72nd in 19:12.2 followed by Dryden Cosens in 83rd with 19:28.6, Trenton Peck 86th in 19:45.7, Conner Parker 92nd in 19:58.0, Drake LaRoche 97th in 20:36.6, and Connor Gorman 98th in 20:57.7.

Tanner Lindahl of Buhler won the individual crown in 16:18.8.

The Class 2A championships were also held here with Uniontown’s Luke George finishing in 36th place with a time of 18:43.2. Defending champion Hadley Splechter of Yates Center was able to repeat in 15:57.5, about half a minute better than the runner-up. Richmond-Central Heights won the team title with 58 points followed by Stanton County with 86.