The East Newton course is as much a draw as the high level of competition. Almost perfectly flat, the double-loop 5K path consistently yields some of the fastest times of the season.
Boys varsity results
Ryan Beaver, of College Heights Christian in Joplin, won the varsity boys race in a stellar 16:28.81. Monett's Chris Renteria was third in 16:41.33, and Southwest's Cristian Sellars finished 13th in 17:29.49.
McDonald County won the boys team race with 73 points. Monett finished third with 96, and Southwest was eighth with 198.
Barry County finishers in the boys race were: Chris Renteria, Monett, third, 16:41.33; Cristian Sellars, Southwest, 13th, 17:29.49; Isaac Weber, Monett, 16th, 17:47.78; Michael Morely, Monett, 19th, 17:56.68; Jonah Ragsdale, Monett, 27th, 18:18.99; James Pettit, Southwest, 33rd, 18:35.42; Kyle Miller, Southwest, 37th, 18:46.10; Erwin Perez, Monett, 41st, 18:48.54; Zach Miles, Southwest, 53rd, 19:17.68; and Jake Shrum, Southwest, 90th, 22:33.16
Girls varsity results
Savannah Beaver, of College Heights, took the gold medal in the varsity girls race, posting a winning time of 19:44.97.
Barry County finishers were: Madeleine Weber, Monett, 10th, 21:09.76; Deborah Kern, Cassville, 13th, 21:56.79; Sophie Fulton, Monett, 38th, 24:15.49; Emma Shupbach, Monett, 42nd, 24:53.54; Lupe Renteria, Monett, 46th, 25:15.27; Brittany Schultz, Monett, 48th, 25:41.20; Brittany Miles, Southwest, 51st, 26:17.44; and Ashley Schmidley, Monett, 59th, 27:56.07.
JV boys results
The JV boys race was contested by a field of 21 runners. Cassville placed second in the team standings with 32 points behind McDonald County's 23.
Cassville finishers were: Connor Redmon, third, 18:42.31; Nathan Vitt, seventh, 19:24.90; Jordan Shore, eighth, 19:26.76; Walker Perez, 10th, 19:33.50; Ben Makela, 12th, 20:14.04; Kyle Stephenson, 15th, 22:01.90; and Matt Vermillion, 16th, 22:07.47.
Junior high boys results
Mitchell Dotson, of Nixa, won the junior high boys race with a 9:09.31 effort over the 2,400-meter course. Nixa also won the team title with 64 points. Cassville finished 11th with 308.
Barry County finishers for the junior high boys race: Tate Banks, Wheaton, 41st, 10:33.25; Alex Dyer, Cassville, 68th, 11:17.37; Alex Jiminez, Southwest, 75th, 11:30.82; Hunter Dover, Cassville, 84th, 12:00.88; Jayce Brattin, Wheaton, 86th, 12:03.58; Robert Sewell, Cassville, 92nd, 12:10.97; Perry Tallant, Southwest, 99th, 12:38.10; Steven Barnes, Southwest, 100th, 12:39.83; Charlie Seymour, Cassville, 105th, 12:57.32; Liam Dougherty, Cassville, 110th, 13:15.98; Kade Reed, Wheaton, 111th, 13:20.55; and Ian Coleman, Cassville, 114th, 14:24.09.
Junior high girls results
Elle Moon, of Nixa, led her team to the junior high girls title. Moon edged East Newton's Emily Sorrell for the top spot, 9:51.35 to 9:52.72. Cassville finished eighth with 217 points.
Barry County finishers were: Alicia Huse, Cassville, 18th, 11:12.55; Camille Holman, Cassville, 50th, 12:23.53; Marley Sherwood, Wheaton, 55th, 12:29.69; BriAunna Hickman, Cassville, 71st, 13:00.28; Alesha Cousins, Cassville, 73rd, 13:07.57; Jessica Roberts, Cassville, 84th, 13:23.07; Alexis Cieslinski, Cassville, 85th, 13:24.09; Olivia Padilla, Cassville, 86th, 13:26.35; Molly Durossette, Cassville, 91st, 13:32.25; Andrea Cousins, Cassville, 97th, 13:41.37; Carrie Agans, Cassville, 99th, 13:54.65; and Makenzy Durossette, Cass-ville, 111th, 14:56.24.