Cross Country

South Iron XC Run Well at Ellington

South Iron runners of all ages shine in XC meet at Ellington

The South Iron Cross Country team competed in the Ellington Invitational Wednesday, September 30th. From varsity boys and girls all the way down to middle schoolers, the Panthers were ready to compete in their fourth meet of the year.

Coach Slade Nichols knew this particular meet would be no easy task, commenting that “the course is very challenging with very steep hills but we still had a successful meet”. Nichols was also particularly impressed with his girls’ placement in the races saying, “Jennifer Koenig placed 10th in the varsity girls. We also had two junior high girls place with Emma Niehaus taking 5th and Tamiya Burse placing 13th”.

The Panthers will be back at it Saturday November 3rd at the Notre Dame Meet in Cape Girardeau. The team’s results from the Ellington meet are shown below:

Varsity Boys

Lawson Graves, Junior, 12th place, 21:16:59

Marquis Burse, Freshman, 29th place, 23:12:83


Varsity Girls

Jennifer Koenig, Sophomore, 10th place, 26:12:41

Aurellia Mills-Rhodes, Senior, 30th place, 39:59:69


Middle School (3200 meter)

Emma Niehaus, girls, 5th place, 16:59:65

Tamiya Burse, girls, 13th place, 18:46:35

Leeland Batson, boys, 26th place, 18:29:86 South Iron XC Run Well at Ellington

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