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Malson Runs Her Way To State

Xavier Thomas-Lewis Paces Kimball Longhorn Boys At District

District cross country was Thursday, Oct. 14, at Courthouse & Jail Rock Golf Course in Bridgeport, and for the fourth year in a row, Kimball Longhorns runner Chantel Malson qualified for the state cross country meet.

Coach Tiffany Johnson told the Observer, "We are very proud of Chantel for being a four-time state qualifier. She ran a great race, and we look forward to seeing her compete in Kearney on Friday." Malson placed 12th with her season best time of 22:09. Peyton Paxton, a freshman from Mullen, won the districts race with a time of 20:35.90.

As for the Kimball boys, Xavier Thomas-Lewis placed 35th with a time of 20:59, followed by Wyatt Cords in 38th place, logging in his personal best of 21:15. Braylon Miller was 40th with a time of 21:32.

Filling out the Kimball team at districts was James McGinnis in 46th place with his personal best of 21:54 and Joseph Bremer's season best of 22:33 that put him in 52nd place.

Johnson said, "The boys competed hard and put out great effort; they just fell short. I am so proud of them and look forward to what is in store for us next season."

Damin Luedke of Paxton won the boys district meet with a time of 17:05.65.