The Chariton boys cross country team ran outstanding at the 2A District meet in Williamsburg this past Thursday night.

Chariton qualified one runner for state in Blane Wallace, who placed 15th overall in 17:42.

As a team, Chariton placed fifth overall out of 14 teams with 132 points. They finished just eight points behind conference power Davis County and finished three points ahead of another tough conference team Albia. The top 15 runners and top three teams at Districts make it to State.

Bradley Hobbs placed second for Chariton and 22nd overall in 18:19. David Crabb placed 25th in 18:25 and Connor Dixson placed 26th in 18:26. Dreavin Shenefield placed 51st in 20:02. Colin Lenger placed 54th in 20:18. Ethan Werts placed 70th in 21:50.

“The boys ran extremely well tonight. We spoke before the meet about putting it all out there and giving themselves a chance and that’s exactly what they did. Unfortunately we fell short of making state, but the progress and success that they achieved throughout the season has been amazing,” Chariton Head Coach Eli Horton said.

“Blane Wallace ran a gutsy race and was able to pick up that last individual states qualifying position and I couldn’t be happier for him. With his qualifying, it has provided a hunger for his younger teammates that’ll help inspire them to achieve more in future seasons. It has been a great season and we are excited to cheer Blane on next Saturday,” Coach Horton said.

Williamsburg won the overall District boys team standings with 64 points. Mid-Prairie Wellman was second with 66 and East Marshall was third with 79. Davis County was fourth with 124. Chariton was fifth with 132 and Albia was sixth with 135.

Interstate 35 was seventh with 144. West Marshall was eighth with 210. Central Lee was ninth with 262 and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont was 10th with 293. PCM was 11th.

West Central Valley, Cardinal of Eldon and Centerville each didn’t have enough runners to register a team score.

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