On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Warrensburg High School Cross Country team won both the boys and girls varsity races at the Knob Noster Invitational Meet.
Hosted by Knob Noster High School, the 5 kilometer competition was held on a wet Royal Oaks Golf Course.
With nine teams in the Boys Varsity division, the Tigers placed first with 48 points to outdistance runner-up Christ Prep’s 85 points.
Knob Noster placed fifth with 100 points.
Warrensburg junior Drew Belardo led the Tigers’ effort with a time of 17:18 to place second overall in the field of 108 runners.
He was followed closely by senior Cooper Palmer whose 17:24 was good for fourth place.
Other WHS runners whose placing counted in team scoring were senior Logan Shaw (19:01, 10th), junior Tyler Ward (19:58, 20th) and freshman Austin Moses (personal best of 20:07, 25th).
Warrensburg senior Tabby Boldt led the field of 75 runners for the full distance to win the Girls Varsity race in a time of 20:23.
The Lady Tigers outlasted six teams to claim the victory with a score of 26 points and Knob Noster placed third with a team score of 93.
Joining Boldt in the top five for team scoring were sophomore Emma Gebbia (21:46, fifth), junior Allie Griffiths (22:16, seventh), sophomore Ellie Wiederhoeft (22:34, eighth) and freshman Avenelle Kientzy with a personal best time (23:00, ninth). 25 runners represented the Tigers in the varsity competitions.
Warrensburg next competes in the Smith-Cotton Invitational, Saturday, Sept. 19.