Mansfield’s boys and girls country teams swept the Summit Conference race last week in Conway as they both won team titles.
The Lions had runners in three of the four top spots to earn 33 points to win the conference crown. They held off second place Fordland by 34 points.
Nolyn Corder made a big move to the front of the pack and won the individual conference title with a time of 17:44.66.
Meanwhile, Braxton Bolfing was second overall with a time of 18:41.63.
Xavier Campbell came in fourth (18:5536). Charles Henry was 11th, (20:27:00), Austin Mincks came in 15th (20:56.69) and Jake McDermitt was 20th (21:40.01) as all Lions’ runners finished in the Top-20.
The Lady Lions had runners in first, second and fifth place to win the team title by 23 points over Conway.
Logan Jones led her team by winning the race with a time of 21:40.79 for the individual conference crown.
Faith Clark was not too far behind, placing second with a time of 21:43.20.
Lauren Jones was fifth (23:38.20), Annalise Johnson took eighth (24:05.73) and Teaghan McDermitt finished 16th (28:02.42) as all five Lady Lions finished in the Top-20.
In the Class 2, District 2 race held at Hermitage, three Lions advanced to the Class 2 state championships.
The Lions were third place as a team in the event and qualified as a team for state.
Corder was fifth place overall with a time of 17:48.39. Meanwhile, Bolfing was ninth (18:26.12) and Campbell was 10th (18:41.13) to also earn All-District honors.
Other finishes include Henry (21:01.86), Mincks (21:09.39) and Jake McDermitt (21:41.97).
Like the boys, the Lady Lions also qualified for state as a team after placing second overall.
Logan Jones finished fourth place overall for the Lady Lions as two runners qualified for state.
She had a time of 21:06.12.
Clark was seventh with a time of 21:19.55.
Lauren Jones came in 26th place (23:39.87).
Also competing were Johnson (24:11.15) and Teaghan McDermitt (25:41.14).
The two teams will compete in the Class 2 State Championship race set for the Gans Creek Recreation Area in Columbia on Nov. 5.
Some speculation at the district is this is the first time both teams qualified as a team for state during the same year.
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