The second week of the Missouri cross country season is in the books for 2021. There were a lot of stellar performances around the state this weekend, and the season really looks like its going to be a very competitive one. We are going to take a look at some of these performances below.
The most eye popping result of the weekend undoubted goes to sophomore Sage Wilde (Liberty North). He ran at the Olathe North Twilight, taking third place with a time of 15:15. That's by far the fastest time in Missouri so far this season and is 42nd nationally. That's a huge jump for him in his second season, as his best time as a freshman was 16:48.
Forest Park is always an ultra competitive meet that attracts good teams from around the Midwest, and this year was no different. Tyler Freiner (Timberland) took the win in a stacked field on the boys side with a time of 15:48 for his second victory here in the young season.
On the girls side at Forest Park Julia Ray (MICDS) notched the victory in a field loaded with state champions and medalists with a time of 18:36. That marks her second win in three races, and she has yet to lose to a Missourian yet this season.
The fastest time of the weekend on the girls side belonged to Amelia Arrieta (St. Teresa's) who won the Raymore-Peculiar Invitational this weekend. Her time of 18:31 stands as the third fastest time in Missouri so far this season, and earned her third victory to start the season.
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