A Grain Valley freshman asserted herself at the Eagles’ own Grain Valley Invitational.
Ella Casey captured first place over the 5-kilometer course in 19 minutes, 29.50 seconds, topping Truman senior Stacy Briggs (20.14.40), as the Eagles swept the girls and boys team titles Saturday at Grain Valley North Middle School.
The Grain Valley girls totaled 33 points to top Lee’s Summit’s 47 in the Pink Division. Fort Osage finished fourth at 95.
Alaina Valverde (sixth, 21:15.80), Valerie Holcomb (eighth, 21:33.40) and Kyla Huber (10th, 22:17.50) also had top-10 finishes for the Eagles.
Brooklyne Sederwall claimed fifth place (21.08.40) to lead Fort Osage. Lilly Conner-Urnise finished 11th (22:22.00) to pace William Chrisman, which did not field a full team like Truman.
Oak Grove’s Mikayla Maples took fourth (23:01.70) in the White Division.
The Grain Valley boys had five finish in the top 10 to total 28 points and claim the Pink Division team title. Truman was third (73), followed by Fort Osage (119) and Chrisman (130).
Royce Fisher took third in 17:16.60 to lead Grain Valley. Collin Clemens (fourth, 17:31.10), Isaac Burd (sixth, 17:54.50), Jaxson Jarman (eighth, 17:59.50) and Mason McCain (10th, 18:14.80) also finished in the top 10 for the Eagles.
Hunter Donelson took 11th (18:26.90) and Justin Binnicker was 13th (18:41.40) to pace Truman. A.J. Wilson finished 20th (19:03.10) to lead Fort Osage, and Kimori Pointer was 22nd (19:43.40) to lead Chrisman.
In the White Division, Blake Nichols finished third (17:40.40) and Matthew Young was 10th (18:54.50) to lead Oak Grove to an eighth-place team finish (184).
KANSAS CITY XC CLASSIC: The Blue Springs South girls had five claim medals for top 50 finishes to lead the Jaguars to fourth place out of 33 teams in the Kansas City XC Classic Saturday at Raymore-Peculiar High School.
South totaled 128 points to finish behind Mill Valley (78), Blue Valley West (82) and Blue Valley North (121).
Lauren Low finished 16th (19:30.50), followed by Jayme Opdahl (17th, 19:30), Mya Trober (18th, 19:32), McKenna Ledgerwood (28th, 19:45) and Paige Fallis (49th, 20:19). Low, Opdahl, Trober, and Ledgerwood ran races that placed them in the top 15 of times run in school history.
CAPITAL CITY CHALLENGE: Gabe McClain third in 16:17.27 and Brock Wooderson was sixth in 16:30.99 to lead Blue Springs to a sixth-place showing Saturday at Oak Hill Golf Course in Jefferson City.
Blue Springs took sixth with 173 points in the 28-team field. Blue Springs South finished 10th at 264, and Lee’s Summit North was 15th at 376.
Dillon Grover claimed 12th (16:44.85) and Jackson Lile was 33rd (17:15.01) to lead Blue Springs South.
Jack Gatti finished 36th (17:19.37) to pace North.
CAMDENTON INVITATIONAL: Tessa Valdivia finished third in 18:42.92 and Reese Howard was ninth (20:05.77) to lead the Blue Springs girls to a second-place finish in the Camdenton Invitational Saturday.
The Wildcats totaled 72 points to finish behind Columbia Hickman’s 63.
Brooklyn Watkins finished 15th (20:31.95) and Gwynevere Detering was 21st (20:48.14) for the Wildcats.