Cross Country

Hannibal girls, Clark County boys win Palmyra Invitational

Posted: Sep. 9, 2017 8:05 pm

PALMYRA, Mo. -- The Hannibal girls and Clark County boys took first place at the Palmyra Invitational cross country meet on Saturday.

Unity's Megan Adams finished first with a time of 20:57. Katie Conry finished eighth with a time of 23:26, and Sierra Miller was 15th in 25:30 as the Mustangs finished 22 points behind Hannibal.

The Pirates' Claudia Nichols came in second with a time of 20:58, and Alayna Pipkin finished in fifth place with a time of 22:14. Autumn Bigsby was sixth with a time of 22:15.

Clark County's Sierra Stewart was third in 21:36, South Shelby's Meredith O'Neil finished in fourth with a time of 21:57, and Highlan's Makayla Dickerson was seventh in 22:51. Palmyra's Lydia Szarka had a time of 25:11, good enough for 14th overall.

Hannibal's Ayden Nichols turned in a time of 17:01 to win the boys race, but the Pirates didn't have enough runners for a team score. The Pirates' Carter Munch was third in 19:02, and John Fritch was 14th in 20:17.

Nathan Frazee's second-place finish of 17:51 helped Clark County win the meet, two points ahead of Palmyra. Corbyn Harper finished in fifth with a time of 19:05, and Cole Kirchner was sixth in 19:21.

Highland's Collin Nelson was fourth in 19:04. Palmyra's Brett Griesbaum took seventh with a time of 19:24, and teammate Spencer Locke was eighth with a time of 19:27. Unity's best time was 21:14 by Jordan Payne, who finished 23rd. Matthew Wellman finished in 30th place for Marion County with a time of 22:10.