Lee’s Summit North’s girls’ cross country team finished sixth win the Class 4 state championship held Nov. 9 at Oak Hills Golf Center, Jefferson City.
The Broncos had a team score of 163 points, behind Francis Howell in first with 102 points, Nerinx Hall in second with 113, Lafayette (Wildwood) in third with 133, Eureka in fourth with 133 and Rock Bridge in fifth with 146.
Lee’s Summit North was led by senior Elizabeth Carpino in seventh with 18 minutes, 53.18 seconds. Senior Jesse Dinkins placed 33rd with a time of 19:41.03, followed by sophomore Danielle Rock in 42nd with 19:53.83, junior Mandi Murphy in 62nd with 20:19.02, sohompore Kaylyn Gasser in 105th with 20:54.11, freshman Maris Estrada in 129th with 21:25.49 and sophomore Faith Thomas in 154th with 22:26.97.
The Lee’s Summit West girls took eighth with a team score of 185 points.
“I am proud of the way the girls competed and some of the new girls that were put into varsity situations that may not have expected to be on varsity at the beginning of the season,” Lee’s Summit West head coach Jesse Griffin said. “We got a lot of great experience and will work towards re-building next season to be a podium team once again.”
The Titans were led by senior Kennadee Williams in 12th with a time of 19:07.87. Williams earned all-state honors for the fourth year in a row, becoming only the 32nd girl in Class 4 state history to do so.
Senior Annika Sisson took 17th with a time of 19:11.42, followed by junior Samantha Phillips in 74th with 20:30.59, sophomore Camille Oster in 80th with 20:34.43, senior Elizabeth Nolke in 103rd with 20:53.8 and fresman Ally Iseman in 104th with 20:54.05.
The Lee’s Summit North boys took 12th with a team score of 240 points.
The Broncos were led by senior Kyle Dean with a 34th place finish of 16:36.59, followed by senior Brian Green in 52nd with 16:50.37, senior Sam Stockman in 66th with 16:57.35, junior Brent Kilgore in 80th with 17:09.5, junior Karl Williams in 17:56.72, junior Derek Moores in 141st with 17:59.47 and sophomore Gabe Davies in 146th with 18:05.83.
Lee’s Summit junior Ian Nickens placed 57th with a time of 16:52.77.