LAWRENCE — The Thomas More Prep-Marian girls’ cross country team kept its solid season going at the Class 3A state meet Saturday at Lawrence’s Rim Rock Farm.
The Monarchs finished third in the team standings with 98 points to bring home state hardware.
Hiawatha won the title with 67 points, and Scott City was second with 76.
TMP junior Julia Werth paced the Monarchs. She finished the course in 20:57.19 to finish 15th.
Freshman Kyleigh Allen continued her breakout season, taking 27th in 21:31.93, and junior Emily Schippers was 31st in 21:44.36.
Norton sophomore Lexi Kats was the top area finisher. She was fourth in 20:27.9.
Phillipsburg sophomore Abbey Hoover was 22nd in 21:07.98.
Beloit swept the top two spots, with sophomores Hannah Burks (19:10.29) and Hayley Burks (20:07.72) finishing first and second, respectively.
Norton sophomore Connor Hall paced the Bluejays with his ninth-place finish in the boys’ race in 17:05.62, leading the team to a fourth-place finish in the team standings with 134 points.
Halstead won the title with 102, followed by Central Heights (104) and Scott City (113).
Scott City junior Jack Thomas won the race in 16:04.87, followed closely by Kingman junior Teagan Flanagan, 16:15.45.
Norton senior Cale Patterson was 18th in 17:21.38, and sophomore teammate Ricky King was 23rd (17:39.35).
Junior Jared Mayers was 65th in 18:40.87 for TMP.
WAMEGO — Hays High sophomore Yesenia Maldonado was 27th in the girls’ race in 21:08.3.
Senior Tana Herreman, the Indians’ other qualifier, was 71st in 22:11.3.
Chapman freshman Taylor Briggs won the race in 18:46.4, while Independence sophomore Renee Trout was second (18.59.7).
Baldwin won the team title with 61 points, and Andover-Central was second with 92 and Fort Scott finished third with 110.
WAMEGO — St. Francis senior Jake Faulkender was the top area boy to finish at the 2A finale.
Faulkender ran 18:00.3 to finish 14th.
Trego freshman Wyndom Giefer was 20th in 18:18.9, and his senior brother, Bernard, was 30th in 18:38.9.
The Trego boys finished 10th in the team standings with 198 points, followed by Oakey with 228 in 11th.
Yates Center won the team crown with 61, followed by Bennington (76) and Stanton County (118).
Yates Center junior Hadley Splechter won the boys’ race in 16:05.1, just ahead of Meade junior Ethan Thompson in 16:18.8.
Trego junior Helen Giefer was the top area finisher in the girls’ race, taking third in 19:43.2.
Bennington senior Halle Johnson was the winner in 19:14.1, followed by Lincoln freshman Jaycee Vath (19:40.7).
Sophomore Sybil Giefer was ninth in 20:52.2, while Hoxie freshman Emily Dierks was 13th in 21:09.5.
Oakley sophomore Danielle Allison was 14th in 21:09.8, and Ness City junior Savannah Moore was 16th in 21:12.5.
The Trego girls finished sixth in the team standings with 176 points. Bennington was the top team (24), followed by Ellinwood (121) and Berean Academy (122).
WAMEGO — Sylvan-Lucas sophomore Autumn Princ dominated once again at state, winning the girls’ title in 18:37.1.
Wallace County senior Robyn Selzer was a distant second in 20:10.
But the Wildcats finished third in the team standings with 53 points, losing out on the tie-breaker with Ingalls for second. Greeley County won the crown with 34 points, and Lakeside was sixth with 105.
Natoma freshman Carley Chrisler was 21st in 23:07.1 in her first state appearance, and Lakeside freshman Courtney Baetz was 23rd in 23:21.8.
Wallace County freshman Alyssa Pierce was the Wildcats' second runner to finish, taking 24th in 23:21.9, and her junior teammate Gabrielle Hammer was 30th in 23:34.
Wallace County junior Trevor Fischer paced the area in the boys’ race, taking fourth in 17:08.2. Beloit-St. John’s senior David Lutgen won the race in 16:22.3, followed by Frankfort senior Brodric Shirley (17:02.2) and Central Christian freshman Collin Oswalt (17:05.7).
Fischer’s teammate, junior Trever Medina, was 13th in 18:10.2, while junior Richard Kaiser was 17th (18:13.9).
The Wildcats were third in the team standings with 43 points. Beloit-St. John’s won the crown with 19, followed by St. John with 44. Victoria was ninth with 146.
The Knights top finisher was senior Christian Meuli, who ran 18:16 to take 19th.