In Van-Far’s first ever cross country invite last Tuesday, the boys team made their mark in the school’s newest sport by winning their first ever team title in just their second meet.
Van-Far’s boys had 27 team points to hold off second place North Callaway by just three points.
Lathyn McMorris became the first Indian to ever to win a first place medal after holding off Mark Twain’s Devin Neff by just four seconds with a time of 18:32.
Sam Hazel placed third at 20:22, Tyler Robinson was fifth (20:38), Logan Wilson took ninth (23:36), and Jayson Orr was 16th (27:29).
In the girls race, the Lady Indians had just three runners compete so they didn’t have enough runners for team points. North Callaway won with 16 points while Mark Twain was second.
North Callaway’s Kyla Bertschinger, Kaleigh Moore, Reyna Schmauch, and Daylen Schmauch all crossed the line at the same time of 23:34 to pace the Lady Thunderbirds.
Maddie McAfee led the Lady Indians by placing seventh overall with a time of 26:52. Vanessa Martinez was 15th (29:31) and Taryn Adam took 16th (29:32).
In a Junior High race featuring no Indians, the Mark Twain boys beat North Callaway by 11 team points.
Jackson Jung won the race with a time of 11:31.
Rachel Jeffries won the girls race for North Callaway with a time of 12:53.