Walnut claims boys and girls cross country state title

It was a banner day for the Walnut Cross Country team.

Make it a double banner day for good measure.

The Lady Wildcats and Wildcats each claimed a 2A team state title on Saturday, running their way to the coveted title with 28 and 30 points respectively.

Gabe McElwain also claimed the individual 2A state championship, clocking in with a time of 17:06:29.

Harley Garner finished 2nd in 2A girls with a time of 20:34:32. MK Vuncannon finished 3rd with a time of 21:02:06.

Walnut boys finished with an average time of 18:32:80, a full minute and a half faster than 2nd place Eupora.

Walnut girls finished with an average time of 21:44:19, over a minute faster than 2nd place East Union.

All State runners were as follows:

All-State Girl Runners:2nd Harley Garner – Silver 3rd Madi-Kate Vuncannon – Bronze 5th Mylie Downs 8th Josie Meeks 10th Presley Robbins

All-State Boy Runners:1st Gabe McElwain – 2A Champion 4th Kaden Braddock 5th Trenton Braddock 10th Westin Mills 12th Owen Hopper

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