Nine Goessel cross-country runners brought home medals from a small meet at Harvey County West Park on Thursday.
Julia Nightengale led the girls’ varsity team with a sixth-place finish, and Lauren Rymill earned 12th place. Saskia Clostermeyer won the junior-varsity event, Maddy Meier finished third, Sarah Wagner placed fifth, and Edel Miller came in sixth.
Devon LeRoy earned 10th place in the varsity boys’ race. Freddy Scheffe followed by 10 seconds and finished 12th. Zach Wiens finished 21st. Nate Impson finished 10th in junior varsity.
“I’m really proud of how hard our team ran in spite of the stickers, loose sand, and warm conditions,” coach Brian Lightner said.
Goessel will compete in a regional state qualifier at Sugar Valley Golf Course south of Mound City on Oct. 24. The boys will race at 11:30 a.m. and the girls’ race begins at 12:40 p.m. The top three teams and top 10 individuals will qualify for state.