by: Scott McCaulley
Several Southwest Missouri Schools were in Branson on Saturday for the Annual Cedar Ridge Cross Country Meet hosted by Branson Schools.
The Branson Pirate Boys take home the Varsity Team Title by placing three runners in the Top 10 including Tristen Bough (4th), Grady Loth (6th), and Ezeckual Freed (7th). The highest Lakes Area finisher was Ryan Cardenzana of Blue Eye who took home 3rd Place leading the Bulldogs to a 5th Place team finish. Other area Varsity Team finishes included Reeds Spring 8th and Forsyth 10th.
Riley Arnold of Blue Eye won the Girls Varsity Race finishing nearly a minute and a half ahead of the second place runner. Like the Boys Team, the Lady Bulldogs finished fifth in the team competition that was won by Nixa. The Branson Lady Pirates finished third in the team competition.
Complete results from Saturday’s Meet with also included JV and Junior High Races can be found with this link.