The Chariton boys cross country team had a very good night at the South Central Conference meet at Davis County Oct. 13. Chariton had one runner make all-conference in Blane Wallace and they finished fourth overall as a team.

Wallace made all-conference by placing 10th overall in 19:14. Bradley Hobbs placed 20th in 19:54 and David Crabb placed 22nd in 20:01. Dreavin Shenefield placed 31st in 20:41. Connor Dixson placed 36th in 20:59 and Jesus Murillo placed 38th in 21:07.

Ethan Fehrer placed 45th in 21:29. Max Aulwes placed 52nd in 22:01 and Mark Pyatak placed 55th in 22:33. Ethan Poling placed 63rd in 23:51. Carson Oxenreider placed 67th in 24:34.

Davis County won the overall Varsity boys team standings with 25 points. Albia was second with 40 points and Knoxville was third with 86 points. Chariton was fourth with 103 points. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont was fifth with 124 points. Clarke was sixth with 161.

“On a day where the weather is usually cold, we were gifted with a beautiful night to compete for a conference championship. The boys did a great job of dialing in and taking advantage of the opportunity presented to them. Our goal going into the meet was to improve on our fourth place finish from last season and we were 17 points shy of doing so. Knoxville has been a team that has really been giving it to us throughout the season so it was encouraging to see the guys step up and compete so closely with them,” Chariton Boys Head Coach Eli Horton said.

Read the October 20, 2020 edition of the Chariton Leader/Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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