Cross country team first
at district competition
The Platte County boys cross country team continued
to improve on its so far stellar season by taking first
place in districts, which was held at Richmond.
Platte County defeated Pembroke Hill, Lawson, St. Pius,
Richmond and Maryville. The first place finish by Platte
County qualified the entire boys team for state.
Senior Eli Klimek had yet another first place finish,
and set a new course, district, and site record by finishing
Senior Shane Praiswater finished fifth in 17:42 and received
All District honors and was also an individual state qualifier.
Sophomores Brandon McCammon and Zach Ryun also received
All District Honors and were individual state qualifiers.
McCammon finished 12th in 17:58 and Ryun finished 14th
Seniors Ryan Schroeder and Bill Flynt and junior Mark
Dudley all qualified for state with the team, since the
team finished first overall. Schroeder finished 21st in
18:45, Dudley finished 26th in 19:07, and Flynt finished
30th in 19:40.
The girls team did not fare as well in Districts
as did the boys team.
The girls team finished behind Smithville, Lawson,
St. Pius, and Pembroke Hill, but ahead of Maryville.
Senior Amy Musil was the only All District, state qualifier
for the girls team. Musil finished seventh in 22:15.
Junior Tara Gutshall finished 17th in 23:12 and received
All District Honorable Mention, but did not qualify for
Other girls that competed in districts included sophomore
Stevie Grabau who finished 25th in 23:52, senior Katie
Sherman who finished 28th in 23:58, senior Bonnie Glick
finished 34th in 24:30, sophomore Angela Scheetz, who
had been injured for most of the season finished 39th
in 25:12, and freshman Jenny Murphy finished 40th in 25:13.
State action for those who qualified begins on Saturday,