Victor Mugeche and the Blue Springs boys cross country team continue to reel off wins.
So does Blue Springs South’s Tori Findley.
Mugeche captured the individual title while leading the Wildcats to the team title in the boys Gold Division in the prestigious KU Rim Rock Classic Saturday in Lawrence, Kansas.
Findley dominated the girls Gold Division race, winning by nearly 36 seconds as she and the Jaguars claimed ninth place as a team.
Mugeche finished the 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) course in 15 minutes, 27.6 seconds to top Harrison Scudamore of Denver (Colo.) East (15:32.0).
Oaklee Hauschild claimed fifth place in 15:48.8 as Blue Springs totaled 151 points to edge Rockhurst (155) and Parkway West of Ballwin, Mo., (167) for the team crown.
The Blue Springs South boys finished 30th.
Gabe McClain (28th, 16:32.7), Morgan Cauveren (44th, 16:46.2) and Armani Redes (76th, 17:12.7) completed the scoring for Blue Springs.
Zach Grover finished 40th in 16:44.0 and Dillon Grover was 82nd in 17:15.6 to lead Blue Springs South.
Findley finished the 5K course in 18:12.8, easily outdistancing runner-up Makenzie Stucker of Raymore-Peculiar (18:48.3).
Fellow senior teammate Danielle Hotalling claimed 11th place in 19:16.8 as the Jaguars totaled 316 points to finish ninth.
Tessa Valdivia finished 13th in 19:21.5 and Elaina Hubner took 15th in 19:22.5 to help Blue Springs finish 15th as a team at 384. St. James Academy of Lenexa, Kan., won at 144.
In the Crimson Division, Truman’s Stacy Briggs captured fourth place in 19:53.2 over the 5K course, while the Grain Valley girls finished 18th as a team.
“It is the highest finish in school history and the fastest time in school history at a major cross country race,” Truman coach Marcus Summers said of Briggs’ finish. “You would have to go back in history 22 years to find the second best time (Brenne Lehr 1995). Stacy led the race for two miles.”
Freshman Valerie Holcomb finished 16th individually in 20:40.4 and Kayla Wade was 32nd (21:21.3) to lead the Grain Valley girls, who totaled 459. Marquette won with 173.
The Grain Valley boys claimed 15th place in the Crimson Division. Sophomore Royce Fisher finished 10th overall in 17:02.8 to lead the Eagles, while Gavin Leonard was 68th (17:58.5).