by: Scott McCaulley

The Arkansas and Missouri State Cross Country Championships take place on Saturday. The Arkansas Races will take place in Hot Springs while Columbia will be the site for the Missouri Races.

Harrison’s Ruthie Ryan will be defending her State Championship in the 4A Race with her Lady Goblin teammates also in the field to defend their team State Championship.  Behind Ryan, Noelle Pall, Camryn Casey, Olivia Pall, Madison Tramell, and Elise Bell all finished in the Top 10 at the 4A-1 Conference Meet.

Cecilia Doss of Berryville will be among those also competing in the 4A State Meet.

Jennifer Martinez from Green Forest will take part in the 3A Girls Race

Both the Blue Eye Boys and Girls Teams will compete in the Missouri Class 1 Boys Races with  runners from other area schools including Galena, Hollister, and School of the Ozarks will be participating in several races.

Area Runners Participating include:
Class 1 Boys
Blue Eye
Ryan Cardenzana, Jadon Weaver, Keegan Hobbs, Houston Parker, Alex Labrier, Braeden Boyd

Galena
Caleb Clark, Cameron Sartin

Crane
Lucas Bentley

School of the Ozarks
Titus Thompson

Class 1 Girls
Blue Eye
Riley Arnold, Avery Arnold, Braylynn Siercks, Olivia LaBrier, Emma Bumpus, Skye Hobbs,

School of the Ozarks
Erin Black

Class 2 Boys
Spokane
Sam Shuman, Grant Stewart

Class 2 Girls
Spokane
Lily Hunsucker

Class 3 Girls
Hollister
Kylee Winkert, Patience Pinson

Aurora
Kaci Singer, Aubrey Boatwright

8 8 394 Mayson Montez Carl Junction High School 20:29.3 6:34/M

9 9 375 London Wilson Bolivar High School 20:33.6 6:35/M

10 (5) 738 Anna Burson Springfield Catholic High School 20:58.9 6:43/M

11 (5) 424 Kylee Winkert Hollister High School 21:09.8 6:47/M

12 10 481 Allie Rains Nevada High School 21:12.7 6:48/M

13 (5) 423 Patience Pinson Hollister High School 21:18.2 6:50/M