Western Nebraska Observer - Observations all along the line - Kimball & the Southern Panhandle First

By Tom Southard
The Observer 

Malson Completes Second Run At State

Deven Sullivan Runs Well For Banner

 

October 31, 2019

Tiffany Johnson / For The Observer

Kimball High's Chantel Malson leads a pack of runners during the state cross country meet ran this past Friday at Kearney's Country Club Golf Course.

Kimball High sophomore Chantel Malson had the honor of running in her second State Cross Country meet this past week and despite finishing farther down the list than she wanted, her running career is certainly of high caliber.

In a huge field of 146 runners at the NSAA Class D State Cross Country race held at the Kearney Country Club golf course, Malson finished 109th with her time 24:14.8 over the hilly 5,000 meter course.

Coach Tiffany Johnson said, "State definitely did not go the way Chantel wanted, and it was not her best race. However, it is an accomplishment to make it there and we are proud of the hard work she put in prior to the season and throughout the season to give herself he opportunity to compete at state."

Coach Johnson went on to say, "Throughout the season, all of our athletes improved each race and there is a lot of potential for the next year's squad. We would like to see all the athletes in our cross country program put in the effort that we've seen from Chantel this past summer. It is important they continue to train even though the season is over. When they wait until the beginning of the season it is too late. They also need to make sure they are finding the weight room and putting miles in throughout the offseason. We hope to see them all back and ready to run next fall."

Deven Sullivan

Also of note, Banner County High senior Deven Sullivan ran a good race in the Class D boys race finishing 27th in the field of 152 with his time 18:06.6.

Congrats going out to Deven, and look for him to have a strong showing in the track season this spring.

 

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