Bearcat boys dominate district meet; Gering girls qualify

Head coach Jim Barker said his boys cross country team had been competing well and he expected them to have a good District B-4 meet at the Four Winds Golf Course in Ogallala Thursday.

He was prophetic as the Cats dominated in Ogallala. Scottsbluff got a near perfect score in winning the title. A perfect score would be a 10. Scottsbluff had a 12.

Matthew Barraza covered the course in 16:00, the best district time of the day. He was seven seconds faster than teammate Anthony Parra. Brendan Taedter was fourth and Taylor James finished fifth. Ben Willis-Teff and Justin Pritchard also had top ten finishes for the Bearcats. The top four finishers count for the final score.

The top three district teams qualify for state. Lexington finished second with 54 points and Hastings was third with 57. Sidney and Gering were just out of the money. The Red Raiders were fourth with a 66. Gering was fifth with 68.

The top 15 individuals also head to Kearney next week. Gering will have Michael Mapes(11th) and Aaron Pierce(12th) headed that way.

Sidney will also have two runners going to state. Sam Arterburn finished seventh Thursday and Jachob Wiedeburg was 13th.


District B-4:

Top 15 Individuals:
1. Matthew Barraza (10) Scottsbluff 16:00.
2. Anthony Parra (11) Scottsbluff 16:07.
3. Trevor Rosno (12) Hastings 16:36.
4. Brendan Taedter (11) Scottsbluff 16:41.
5. Tayler James (12) Scottsbluff 16:49.
6. Ben Willis-Teff (11) Scottsbluff 16:54.
7. Samuel Arterburn (12) Sidney 16:55.
8. Justin Pritchard (12) Scottsbluff 16:57.
9. Francisco Rodriguez-Morales (12) Lexington 17:08.
10. John Mark Shields (9) Lexington 17:13.
11. Michael Mapes (10) Gering 17:15.
12. Aaron Pierce (11) Gering 17:16.
13. Jachob Wiedeburg (10) Sidney 17:16.
14. Ethan Kerr (11) Hastings 17:26.
15. Josue Avalos (10) Lexington 17:28.


Team Scores:
1. Scottsbluff, 12
Coach: Jim Barker
Matthew Barraza (10), 16:00.
Anthony Parra (11), 16:07.
Brendan Taedter (11), 16:41.
Tayler James (12), 16:49.
Ben Willis-Teff (11), 16:54.
Justin Pritchard (12), 16:57.
2. Lexington, 54
Coach: Sam Jilka
Francisco Rodriguez-Morales (12), 17:08.
John Mark Shields (9), 17:13.
Josue Avalos (10), 17:28.
Bryan Zepeda-Larrave (12), 17:47.
Chandler Flynn (10), 18:02.
Daniel Nguyen (12), 18:07.
3. Hastings, 57
Coach: Scott Rosno/Mike Nanfito
Trevor Rosno (12), 16:36.
Ethan Kerr (11), 17:26.
Nolan Kohmetscher (9), 17:40.
Thomas Fox (11), 18:01.
Austin Glover (11), 18:05.
Johnson Bui (12), 18:45.
4. Sidney, 66
5. Gering, 68
6. McCook, 94
7. Northwest, 146
8. Alliance, 152

Lexington, Gering and Sidney were the girls' teams that qualified for the girls state meet. Lexington edged Gering by two points to win the team championship.

Jim Barker's daughter, Caleigh, is the head coach of the Bulldogs. Gering had two runners in the top ten and three in the top 15. Senior Rachel Huffman led the way with a sixth place finish. Kali Rimington was ninth, and Marisa Robles was 13th.

Scottsbluff finished 5th in the team standings and they qualified Taylor Muncie for the state meet. The sophomore finished third, just two seconds out of second.

Alli Ehler paced Sidney's efforts with a 7th place finish.


District B-4:

Top 15 Individuals:
1. Vanessa Ambriz (12) Lexington 14:46.
2. Molly Sughroue (11) McCook 14:58.
3. Taylor Muncie (10) Scottsbluff 15:00.
4. Odaliz Santoyo-Garcia (11) Lexington 15:08.
5. Marika Vanbrocklin (11) Hastings 15:11.
6. Rachel Huffman (12) Gering 15:15.
7. Alli Ehler (10) Sidney 15:22.
8. Megan Billington (10) Northwest 15:26.
9. Kali Rimington (10) Gering 15:48.
10. Daisy Lopez (12) Lexington 16:09.
11. Maureen Boyd (12) Hastings 16:11.
12. Genessa Schilz (9) Sidney 16:13.
13. Marisa Robles (9) Gering 16:14.
14. Veronica Bair (12) McCook 16:14.
15. Morgan Linneman (12) Sidney 16:15.


Team Scores:
1. Lexington, 43
Coach: Sam Jilka
Vanessa Ambriz (12), 14:46.
Odaliz Santoyo-Garcia (11), 15:08.
Daisy Lopez (12), 16:09.
Ana Hernandez-Cruz (10), 17:19.
Erika Martinez-Perez (11), 17:24.
Katherinne Galvan-Rodriguez (10), 18:31.
2. Gering, 45
Coach: Caleigh Barker
Rachel Huffman (12), 15:15.
Kali Rimington (10), 15:48.
Marisa Robles (9), 16:14.
Damaris Martinez (12), 16:24.
Dakota Gellner (12), 16:50.
Hadley Kirk (9), 16:54.
3. Sidney, 54
Coach: Tony Neels
Alli Ehler (10), 15:22.
Genessa Schilz (9), 16:13.
Morgan Linneman (12), 16:15.
Preslie Allen (9), 16:33.
Madisen Stafford (10), 17:10.
Mia Hernandez (9), 17:13.
4. McCook, 69
5. Scottsbluff, 70
6. Northwest, 75
7. Hastings, 82
8. Alliance, 0

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