Pictured are the Class 1 boys and girls District Champions. (Photos courtesy of Elisha Hoerstkamp)
BOWLING GREEN, Mo. - New Haven’s boys and girls teams are District Champions after dominating Saturday’s Class 1 District Cross Country Meet. Saturday marked the first time in school history that New Haven had both teams win district titles.
Adding the historical day for the Shamrocks, it was the first time that both teams had everyone medal at Districts by finishing in the top 15.
New Haven’s boys team had all seven finish in the top 10, led by senior Dominick Pataky’s first place finish followed by the young freshman Nathan Ford coming in second.
Senior Dylan Goodwin and junior Jon Stone took fourth and fifth, Junior Keven McDowell finished seventh in front of senior Cole Lensing and freshman Kyle Brumels taking ninth and tenth place.
Coach John Tucker said, “This is probably overall the most talented team we’ve ever had. I’ve never had all seven boys run under 20 minutes or have all seven finish in the top ten at districts.”
The girls’ top three runs, freshman Abby Grater and sophomores Emily Lewis and Lucy Roth, finished two, three, and four, followed by the only senior on the team Hannah Kruse who came in eighth and freshman Natalie Hoerstkamp took 13th place.
“We raced 12 kids today, each one medaling, and for both teams to win districts, we’ve never had anything like that happen before”, Coach Tucker said. “I am very proud with how our kids ran and it should be an exciting state meet next Saturday.”
The Class 1 State Cross Country meet will be held in Jefferson City next Saturday (Nov. 8) at Oak Hills Golf Course.
The Class 1 girls will run at 11:10 a.m with the Class 1 boys running at 12:30 p.m.
Click here for complete details, directions, and additional information about the State Cross Country meet on MSHSAA’s website.
ADMISSION PRICE: Admission for students (age 6 and up) and adults is $7.00. Children 5 and under are free of charge.
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