The Chariton girls cross country team had a really good night at the 2A District cross country meet at Williamsburg this past Thursday night.

The Lady Chargers qualified one runner for State in Emerson Fehrer, who placed seventh overall to punch her ticket to compete in the State meet at Fort Dodge this Saturday. Fehrer placed seventh overall in 20:27.

As a team Chariton placed seventh out of 14 teams with 203 points. The top 15 runners and top three teams at Districts qualify for State.

Haddon Anderson placed second for Chariton and 35th overall in 22:30. Samantha Sharp placed 54th overall in 24:21. Jayden Jensen placed 58th overall in 24:42.

Cheyenne Andrews placed 71st in 26:46 and Vivian Bauer placed 72nd in 26:51. Kaylyn Sutcliffe placed 76th in 27:34.

The following runners didn’t run at this meet: Abigail Chapman, Alyssa Rippel, Bailey McReynolds and Milanna Primakov.

“What a great night with some really great competition. We ran well as a team improving as a whole all season. Haddon, Sammy, Jayden, Cheyenne, Vivian and Kaylyn unfortunately didn’t advance, but did improve a tremendous amount from week one to tonight,” Chariton Head Coach Tom Anderson said.

Mid-Prairie Wellman won the overall District girls team standings with 18 points. Williamsburg was second with 56. Albia was third with 100 and Davis County was fourth with 135. East Marshall was fifth with 150. West Marshall was sixth with 164. Chariton was seventh with 203.

West Central Valley was eighth with 204. PCM was ninth with 221 and Cardinal of Eldon was 10th with 262. Central Lee was 11th with 330. Interstate 35, Centerville and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont each didn’t have enough runners to register a team score.