WAMEGO — Ellis freshman Madelyn Russell capped a standout freshman season with a second-place finish at the Class 2A state cross country meet on Saturday.

Russell ran a 19:20.48, finishing about eight seconds behind champion Erin Hammeke from Ellinwood.

WaKeeney-Trego senior Sybil Giefer took third with a 19:37.76.

Hoxie’s Emily Diercks took ninth in 20:27.16.

Stanton County won the team title.