Day 2-MSHSAA 2022 State XC Championships Highlights

Three of the six champions crowned at the Greg Hall Champions Plaza won state titles last year.

The day started with Smithton's Riley Bryan winning the Class 2 girls championship. She posted a nearly 24-second win on what was a cold, windy and cloudy day at Gans Creek Cross Country course in Columbia. She set a new class record in the victory. She was the state champion in Class 1 last year. Bryan will run at Missouri State next year.

North Platte won the Class 2 girls title, the first in school history. The Panthers had four all-staters: Chloe Heckman, Brianna DeBord, Jessa Cassity and Shelby Lingle.

Steelville's Conner Diaz claimed the Class 2 boys crown with a personal best 16:15.
It was his fourth all-state medal, adding to  previous 16th, 15th and 5th finishes.

Stockton repeated as the Class 2 champs. Braden Postlewait and Max Brown were top-25 placers for the Tigers.

Connor Burns was the second individual to repeat, winning the Class 3 boys race. The Southern Boone County star finished in 15:01.3, the fourth fastest high school time on the Gans Creek course, giving him four of top 15 best times on it in it's 4 season history. Burns won by 1:01.1 - the largest margin of the weekend.

Quentin Hermann and Owen Hartline were all-state runners for Father Tolton Catholic, the Class 3 boys champs. The boys from Columbia held off Herculaneum's bid for a 2nd-straight and a record 14th state title. Tolton bested Herky over the final 1000-meters to edge the Blackcats for the title by five points, 111-116. It was 2nd title in 3 seasons for Tolton. The Trailblazers' girls won the Class 4 title on Friday.