Connor Burns is used to big winning margins and the fan vote for the
top senior runner among Class 3 boys was no different.
The next three runners were separated by only one percent each: Cassville's Caleb Leach, Herculaneum's Keith Vance and St. Michael the Archangel's Sam Rosenberg. Quentin Hermann of Father Tolton Catholic placed fifth.
Burns ran the 5K course at Gans Creek in 15:01.2 and had a winning margin of 1:01.2 - the largest Class 3 margin dating back to 2000 - the latest year MSHSAA has online records.
It is the largest margin of win in Class 3 since 2009.
He won seven meets this year and didn't lose a race until the Midwest Nationals - a week after winning the Class 3 title.