OMAHA – Madison Nelson ensured her cross country season would last for one more week with her effort at Thursday’s district contest.
Nelson secured a state berth with an eighth-place medal at the District B-1 Meet. The Plattsmouth junior completed the course at Omaha Skutt High School’s campus in 21:37.87. Nelson earned her third career state trip and helped PHS place fourth in team standings with 68 points.
Ava LaSure (20th, 23:14.63), Sophia Wehrbein (21st, 23:27.46) and Sydney Nelson (22nd, 23:30.80) all placed in the top 25 for Plattsmouth. McKenzie Mott (28th, 24:25.21) and Wynter Hansen (35th, 25:20.72) both added times for the Blue Devils.
Athletes ran under sunny skies on a course that featured several long stretches of flat straightaways. Omaha Skutt, Ralston and Platteview all earned state team berths with their performances. Omaha Skutt athletes finished in four of the top five individual spots.
The Class B State Meet will take place at Kearney Country Club on Friday, Oct. 19. Nelson will compete with other Class B athletes at 12:30 p.m.
Omaha Skutt 14, Ralston 41, Platteview 47, Plattsmouth 68, Waverly 95, Omaha Mercy 101, Nebraska City 117, Omaha Gross no team score
Top 15 Results
1) Jayden Harrington (RAL) 20:49.97, 2) Jaedan Bunda (SKT) 20:50.09, 3) Maria LaSala (SKT) 20:52.51, 4) Megan Kanger (SKT) 21:19.37, 5) Mary Kate Orr (SKT) 21:25.24, 6) Madison Nash (PLV) 21:33.99, 7) Emma Middleton (PLV) 21:35.69, 8) Madison Nelson (PLT) 21:37.87, 9) Alex Danson (WAV) 21:41.60, 10) Libby Valerio-Boster (RAL) 21:44.15, 11) Sarah Gregory (SKT) 21:55.62, 12) Claire Kallhoff (PLV) 22:00.31, 13) Raquel Skerston (RAL) 22:05.26, 14) Grace Parolek (SKT) 22:08.83, 15) Chloe Schaulis (NCY) 22:20.70
Madison Nelson 21:37.87 (8th), Ava LaSure 23:14.63 (20th), Sophia Wehrbein 23:27.46 (21st), Sydney Nelson 23:30.80 (22nd), McKenzie Mott 24:25.21 (28th), Wynter Hansen 25:20.72 (35th)