Egley leads MMS boys to cross country finish line, Burke is first St. Pius girl

By Chuck Embree/MI Sports Editor
Published: Friday, September 28, 2007 1:21 PM CDT
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The Moberly Middle School and St. Pius X School cross country programs competed Thursday at the Moberly Country Club as part of the annual Spartan Cross Country Invitational.

The MMS boys team finished third among five schools, while the St. Pius girls was sixth and the MMS girls took seventh in the team standings.

Troy Middle School won the boys event having 46 points. They were followed by Lewis & Clark with 52, Moberly 55, Warrenton 86 and Columbia Independent was fifth with 102. Moberly St. Pius X, along with two other programs, did not field enough runners to comprise a team score.

The girls team championship was won by Marion County having 69 points. Warrenton was second with 71. Other team results were; Lewis & Clark had 99, Troy 104, Mexico 105, St. Pius 118 and Moberly was last with 13.

In the boys 1.5 mile race yesterday Alex Egley of Moberly Middle School placed second out of 64 runners having a time of 9:25 minutes. The winning time was set by a Troy runner at 9:10.

Other MMS results were; Dylan Johnson (6th, 9:38), Ryan Crutcher (13th, 10:16), Kyle Kressig (22nd, 10:32), Lane Pritchard (24th, 10:35), Eunas Tunas (35th, 11:14) and Tanner Lynn (42nd, 11:43).


Tanner Stitzer was the first St. Pius boys runner to reach the finish line at 27th place (10:45). Other Trojan finishers were; Kyle Oberkrom (47th, 12:13), Jonathan Koenig (51st, 12:28) and Joseph Galaske (55th, 13:02).

In the girls race, Riley Burke of Moberly St. Pius X School was fourth among 61 runners having a time of 11:09 minutes. A Marion County runner placed first in the meet with a time of 10:25.

Other lady Trojan results were; Logan Nichols (6th, 11:20), Sabrina Lavezzi (36th, 13:11), Cheyenne Hubert (37th, 13:14), Eryn Crawford (46th, 14:13) and Katelyn Bales (47th, 14:16).


Katie Matheis was the first girl from Moberly Middle School's team to complete the task finishing eighth at 11:25, while Anna Wilcox was just four seconds behind her to place ninth. Other MMS results were; Mae Taha (24th, 12;15), Jessa Day (51st, 15:09), Anna Warren (53rd, 15:20) and Rebecca Tucker (61st, 21:29).