Despite being a little shorthanded the Chariton boys cross country team ran very well at the State qualifying meet at Panorama this past Friday.

Chariton’s top runner Blane Wallace wasn’t able to be there or run, but the other Chargers stepped up and the Charger boys placed 11th overall as a team with 268 points.

David Crabb led Chariton placing 40th overall in 19:46. Bradley Hobbs placed 48th in 20:10. Dreavin Shenefield finished 57th in 20:58 and Connor Dixson finished 58th in 21 minutes even.

Ethan Fehrer finished 68th in 21:38. Max Aulwes finished 71st in 21:45 and Jesus Murillo finished 72nd in 21:52.

“It wasn’t ideal conditions Friday afternoon, but I thought the guys responded to the constant changes and crummy weather well. It was difficult not having Blane Wallace, who had been our top runner all season there, but I was impressed by how David Crabb stepped up. David wasn’t bothered by the weather or the difficult course and came away with a personal record time,” Chariton Boys Head Coach Eli Horton said.

The top three teams and top 15 individual runners in both the boys and girls races at the state-qualifying meet qualify for state.

Davis County won the overall boys team standings with 51 points. Albia was second with 114 and Central Decatur was third with 114. Missouri Valley was fourth with 122. Clarinda was fifth with 130. Underwood was sixth with 155 and Roland-Story was seventh with 176. Red Oak was eighth with 181.

Treynor was ninth with 194. Shenandoah was 10th with 203. Chariton was 11th with 258. Woodward-Granger was 12th with 345. West Central Valley was 13th with 394. Panorama didn’t have enough runners to register a team score

Read the October 27, 2020 edition of the Chariton Leader/Herald-Patriot for the rest of the story.

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