Gothenburg junior high runners place at state CC meet at Papillion
Gothenburg’s junior high cross country team participated in the state cross country meet Saturday in Papillion.
The Swedes ran at Papillion LaVista High School and Walnut Creek in Papillion on a challenging course.
“They weren’t intimidated by the schools there or by the kids,” head coach Steve Reeves said. “It was a fitting end to the season.
The girls team finished third with 103 points, led by Kayla Weyers’ third place finish. Kaitlyn Kleinknecht also medaled completing the course in 12:18 fast enough for 13th place.
Papillion finished first with 65 points followed by Omaha Westside with 81.
Reeves said the eighth grade girls will add to an already deep varsity team next year as freshman.
“You can never have to much depth and these girls will help out quite a bit,” Reeves said.
The boys team was led by Blake Riley who ran the race in 11:03 and earned 14th place.
He paced the team as Gothenburg finish fourth with 172 points.
The top three teams were LaVista, Papillion and Omaha Westside.
Reeves was pleased with the effort of the boys and thinks some will run varsity next year as freshman.
GIRLS JUNIOR HIGH
1. Papillion 65, 2.Westside 81, 3. Gothenburg 103, 4. Norfolk Catholic 107, 5. Ogallala 149, 6. Norfolk 152. 7. Bellevue Logan Fontenelle 168, 8. Bellevue Lewis & Clark 173, 9. Elkhorn 227, 10. La Vista 232, 11. Minden CL Jones 268, 12. Elkhorn Valley View 296, 13. Lewis & Clark 333, 14. Beadle 390, 15. Wahoo 393
3. Kayla Weyers 11:57
13. Kaitlyn Kleinknecht 12:18
Natalie Kennicutt 12:52
Kori Kowalewski 13:26
Allison Nichols 13:32
Maggie LaFuze 14:03
Cheyenne McVay 15:19
GIRLS JUNIOR HIGH OPEN
Alexis Boyd 14:19
Hannah Boyd 16:18
BOYS JUNIOR HIGH
1. La Vista 40, 2. Papillion 58, 3. Westside 164, 4. Gothenburg 172, .5. Russell Middle School 174, 6. Norfolk 175, 7. Wahoo 196, 8. Lewis & Clark 196, 9. Bellevue Lewis & Clark 207, 10. O’Neill 235, 11. Elkhorn 260, 12. Bellevue Logan Fontenelle 285, 13. Beadle 316, 14. Wayne 317, 15. Davis 342.
14. Blake Riley 11:03
Collin Brown 11:31
Ryan Healey 11:53
Tucker Bartlett 12:56
Brett Mazour 12:57
Blake Sucha 15:27
Austin Macek 15:42
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