The Chariton girls cross country team competed at the Heartland Classic in Pella Saturday, Sept. 18.

Emerson Fehrer led Chariton placing 61st overall in 20:53. Haddon Anderson was second for Chariton and placed 187th overall in 23.44.2. As a team, Chariton placed 31st out of 40 teams with 890 points.

Jayden Jensen placed 213th overall in 29 minutes even. Samantha Sharp ran her personal record (pr) time placing 214th overall in 30:27.2. This cut 1:18 off of her pervious best time. Cheyenne Andrews placed 215th overall in 31:25.5. Kaylyn Sutcliffe did not finish at the meet.

The following runners didn’t run for Chariton at this meet: Abigail Chapman, Vivian Bauer, Alyssa Rippel and Bailey McReynolds.

“This was a huge meet, having some of the best teams and athletes from five states: Minnesota, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. The girls were a little overwhelmed at first, and then settled down and ran a great race. Haddon and Emerson both ran similar times to what they ran last year at this meet,” Chariton Head Coach Tom Anderson said.