The East Newton Patriots Invitational cross-country meet was contested Saturday, Sept. 22 in Granby.
A huge throng of runners, coaches and fans descended on the campus of East Newton High School to watch some of the best runners in the state compete in the various divisions.
The East Newton meet is one of few that awards team trophies in the middle school races, and the younger runners turned out in droves for a chance to compete for the team hardware.
Lamar dominated the varsity boys' team race, winning handily with 52 points.
Varsity boys 5K
In the varsity boys' division, Lamar finished first. Monett recorded a 10th place finish with 274 points. Southwest raced to a 16th place finish with 370 points, and Cassville was 17th with 395 points.
Local results are as follows:
* Connor Redmon, 59th, 18:34.74.
* Nathan Vitt, 66th, 18:45.95.
* Jordan Shore, 68th, 18:49.20.
* Alex Dyer, 112th, 20:41.95.
* Wil LeCompte, 115th, 21:46.83.
* James Pettit, 57th, 18:33.49.
* Zach Miles, 67th, 18:48.24.
* Jordan Epling, 75th, 19:00.95.
* Kyle Miller, 84th, 19:13.32.
* Andrew McCormick, 96th, 19:34.57.
* Devan Keeler, 116th, 21:47.47.
Varsity girls 5K
* Deborah Kern, 21st, 21:41.55.
* Chantel Huse, 72nd, 25:17.74.
* Ryann Stewart, 76th, 25:31.87.
JV boys 5K
* Tyler Speakman, 33rd, 21:45.37.
* Mathew Vermillion, 42nd, 22:25.52.
* Chad Howerton, 52nd, 22:51.02.
* Seth Delosantos, 22nd, 20:41.86.
* Alex Jimenez, 37th, 21:58.91.
* Wyatt Varner, 57th, 25:05.64.
* Robbie Randall, 63rd, 30:12.79.
Junior High boys 2.4K
* Austin Wilson, 19th, 9:05.52.
* Issac Dotson, 89th, 10:23.72.
* Charlie Seymour, 101st, 10:32.64.
* Mackinlee Walls, 132nd, 11:24.15.
* Davide Whittemire, 148th, 11:59.21.
* John Durossette, 37th, 9:24.63.
* Paton Clay, 46th, 9:36.69.
* Jay Fields, 47th, 9:36.95.
* Landon Hendrix, 70th, 10:00.81.
* Kenneth Durossette, 78th, 10:13.31.
* Adam Ramirez, 79th, 10:13.77.
* Tyler Troyer, 80th, 10:14.33.
* Tate Banks, 26th, 9:12.95.
* Sean Lowry, 57th, 9:50.35.
* Noah Harmon, 102nd, 10:33.25.
* Josh Bowling, 133rd, 11:24.60.
* Gerardo Nunez, 145th, 11:54.09
* Hilsden Moseley, 154th, 12:26.63.
* Brayden England, 159th, 12:35.01.
* Kaden Propps, 52nd, 9:42.96.
* Austin Trent, 58th, 9:51.18.
* Trent Bolinger, 85th, 10:21.98.
* Kole Rea, 95th, 10:29.16.
* Trenton Pettit, 105th, 10:36.69.
Junior high girls 2.4K
* Alicia Huse, 11th, 10:10.29.
* Hailey Mathews, 25th, 10:29.20.
* Kaylee Morgan, 37th, 10:45.84.
* Madisyn Popanz, 73rd, 11:31.55.
* Jordan Campbell, 79th, 11:37.26.
* Mattie Stephenson, 97th, 12:25.77.
* Olivia Padilla, 102nd, 12:38.39.
* Briana Learned, 46th, 10:58.40.
* Alyssa Walker, 68th, 11:23.15.
* Jerica Lawrence, 69th, 11:24.01.
* Heidi Sutter, 123rd. 15:35.32.
* Abrianna Chaddock, 104th, 14:04.82.
* Megan Thomas, 14th, 10:15.33.
* Layne Skiles, 58th, 11:08.02.
* Cailyn Spears, 63rd, 11:16.29.
* Savannah Burch, 67th, 11:21.86.
* Mary Schad, 78th, 11:36.55.
* Morgan Schilly, 87th, 11:57.88.
On Sept. 18, Nixa High School hosted its annual Eagles Invitational.
Nixa placed five runners in the top 17 spots and won the large school boys' division.
The Eagles topped the field of 14 complete teams with a score of 63 points. Monett was ninth with 268, and Cassville placed 12th with 300.
Parkview's Cameron Byrley continued his stellar season, taking the individual championship with a 16:05.1 performance over the traditional course at the Inman Middle School campus.
The Ozark girls placed their scoring pack in the eighth to 23rd range to capture the large school girls division, edging Branson 59-65. Brigette Caruthers, of the Lady Pirates, was the individual winner, running 18:39.24. The Monett girls placed ninth, scoring 210.
In the small school boys' division, the Lamar Tigers saw their top five contingent all place in the top 10 as they won the team race with 29 points. Sparta took second with 71, Southwest was eighth with 215, and Wheaton finished 10th with 268.
Crane's Thomas Chabracek won with a 16:25.39 effort.
The Springfield Catholic girls rolled to a victory in the small school girls' competition. The Lady Irish scored 22 points to win. Only two other schools, Lamar and College Heights, fielded complete teams.
After taking first place at the Monett Invitational, Catholic's Kelly Devlin also won at Nixa with a time of 19:36 flat.
Area finishers, large school boys' division
* Conner Redmon, 46th, 18:34.79
* Taylor Dodson, 50th, 18:42.79.
* Nathan Vitt, 56th, 19:11.24.
* Jordan Shore, 70th, 19:25.42.
* Walker Perez, 87th, 20:29.37,
* TJ Mathews, 90th, 20:47.26.
Area finishers large school girls' division
* Deborah Kern, 31st, 22:16.41.
* James Pettit, 30th, 18:55.64.
* Jordan Epling, 37th, 19:21.41.
* Zach Miles, 38th, 19:22.85.
* Justin Pettit, 64th, 21:23.75.
* Kyle Miller, 70th, 21:51.51.
* Seth Delosantos, 77th, 22:52.59.
* Jonathan Sherwood, 27th, 18:39.85.
* Joey Robbins, 63rd, 21:22.58.
* Justin Yeary, 66th, 21:33.27.
* David Haston, 68th, 21:40.82.
* Tyler McGarrah, 83rd, 24:05.20.
* Christina Dunegan, 84th, 24:12.93.
* Andrew McCormick, 55th, 20:26.33.
Area finishers small school girls' division
* Chase Burns, 29th, 25:30.73.
* Haley Beck, 40th, 30:03.19.
* Anastasia Lowry, 41st, 30:06.68.
The Cassville cross-county team will be in action on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Springfield Catholic.