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The Mexico Ledger - Mexico, MO
  • Mexico High School cross country reports

  • Mexico Invitational results
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  • Tuesday was the last regular season meet for Mexico Bulldogs cross country teams. For the junior varsity members this was the end of the season. The varsity members will compete on Oct. 27 in district competition in Warrenton. State competition will follow on Nov. 3 in Jefferson City.
    After coming off a conference championship over the weekend, the Bulldogs ran without several regular varsity members who are recovering from some routine sickness and light injury.
    "I wasn't sure what this meet would look like for us lacking these key runners. On the boys side, I was impressed to find out that the remaining team (including the additional runners brought up from JV) not only stepped up again to the challenge, but pulled in second place," stated MHS coach John Wilbers. Leading this pack was Malik Holman, Alex Shaw, Jordan Jones, and Raven Twenter. "Even after racing just Saturday, these guys still found the energy to surpass many runners from the other teams that had beaten them individually before ... impressive," said Wilbers.
    On the girls side, the lead was anchored by sophomore captain Maddie Prince, who steadily worked her way up the field for a medal-winning ninth place. Despite reporting strain from the heat, Prince looked strong.
    "When many other runners started to fall back or struggle from the strain of the race, Prince actually looked renewed and still moving up. This shows not only the strength of the conditioning these kids have been willing to do this year, but how concentrated and dedicated runners like Maddie are on the Mexico cross country team," said Wilbers. Even though the girls varsity and boys varsity was not at full strength, Mexico still showed up and was noticed at this tough meet. The results continue to provide positive outlook for the upcoming competition at districts. In Tuesday's race the boys varsity again beat St. Dominic, the top ranked team in the district.
    MEXICO VARISTY GIRLS SCORES
    M=MEDAL
    9 Madeleine Prince, sophomore 23.06 M
    36 Danielle Bohr, senior 25:56.00
    42 Dyneshia Shivers, junior 26:36.37
    44 Rachael Hightshoe freshman 26:37.00
    53 Lauren Ransom, sophomore28:06.00
    61 runners
    VARSITY GIRLS TEAM SCORES
    1 Helias 38
    2 St. Dominic 72
    3 Moberly 84
    5 Hannibal 152
    6 Marion County 157
    7 MEXICO 168
    8 Quincy 171
    9 Eldon 196
    MEXICO VARSITY BOYS INDIVIDUALS
    M=MEDAL
    2 Malik Holman freshman17.38 M
    11 Alex Shaw junior18.35 M
    16 Jordan Jones freshman 19.06
    22 Raven Twenter sophomore 19.54
    25 Haden Hobbs junior 20.06
    33 Andrew Slay senior 23.32
    80 runners
    VARSITY BOYS TEAM SCORES
    1 Helias 74
    2 MEXICO 76
    3 Quincy 83
    4 St. Dominc 91
    5 Moberly 134
    6 Eldon 172
    7 Hannibal 198
    Page 2 of 2 - 8 Marion County 223
    9 Kirksville 226
    10 Fulton 262
    11 Clark County 264
    12 Centralia 299
    13 Missouri Military 314
    On the JV side the team beat Helias and took first place, with medalists Micah Gwinn, Logan Anselmi and Alex M. Hamilton. Dakota McGrath took 11th, just missing the medal spot by one position.
    JUNIOR VARSITY INDIVIDUALS
    3 Micah Gwinn freshman 21:19.00 M
    6 Logan Anselmi freshman 21:27.00 M
    8 Alex M. Hamilton sophomore 21:35.00 M
    11 Dakota McGrath freshman 21:45.00
    17 Zach George sophomore 22:27.00
    18 Bradley Hutchinson sophomore 22:27.50
    52 Mia Case freshman 27:25.00
    59 Kirby Weber junior 29:14.00
    67 Christiana Jordan freshman 32:08.00
    JUNIOR VARSITY TEAM SCORES
    1 MEXICO 44
    2 Helias 52
    3 Quincy 78
    4 St. Dominc 88
    Marion County 91
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