The North Platte High boys’ cross country team won the McCook Invitational on Thursday.
The Bulldogs had four top 10 finishers and that helped them defeat runner-up Scottsbluff and third place Holdrege.
They were led by Rian Teets, who finished second at 17:37. He was 16 seconds behind Mason McGreer of Perkins County.
Quade Lowe was fifth. Aiden Hawks and Gabe Jenny finished consecutively at eighth and ninth. Oban Sandoval was 14th.
Hershey finished seventh among 12 teams and they were led by Chase Moorhead at 23rd. Jordan Arensdorf and Ethan Elliott weren’t far behind, placing 27th and 29th, respectively.
The North Platte girls finished in second place. McCook won on their home course and Scottsbluff was third.
The Lady Bulldogs were led by Zarah Blaesi, who finished third at 20:52.02. Lindee Henning of Ogallala won at 20:17.7 and Samantha Rodewald of McCook was second at 20:35.32.
Haylie Hoatson and Jenessa Arnold finished 10th and 12th, respectively. Olivia Dobesh was 16th and Theran Nitsch was 21st.
“We took on a tough McCook course today,” NPHS coach Jake Hasenauer said. “The girls were missing a few runners today, but battled tough finish 2nd as a team. The boys competed well and brought home the championship. We were happy with how all athletes competed on a hot day and very hilly course.”
Sutherland finished sixth behind Chloee Petersen, who finished 24th.
Hershey didn’t have enough runners to score as a team but they were well represented by Kinley Folchert and her seventh place finish.
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