Lamar's Potter named Class 3 SWCCCA athlete of the year

Lamar standout Kiersten Potter was named the athlete of the year by the Southwest Cross Country Coaches Association Class 3 all-region girls team.

Potter was ninth in the MSHSAA Class 3 State XC Championships, following a runner-up finish in the MSHSAA Class 3 - District 2 meet and winning the Big 8 Cross Country Meet.

The senior has committed to Southwest Baptist.


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The coach of the year honor was shared by Cassville's Courtney Kirk and El Dorado Springs' Brian Goatley. Incidentally, Goatley was the Class 3 All-Region boys coach of the year.


First team

Sadie Abercrombie, Sr., Buffalo

Riley Britton, Jr., Clever

Jolie Evans, Sr., Cassville

Audrey Goatley, So., El Dorado Springs

Hannah Klaiber, Sr., El Dorado Springs

Kiersten Potter, Sr., Lamar

Chloe Smith, Jr., Clever

Second team

Dakotah Anderson, Jr., Cassville

Kayli Anderson, Fr., Cassville

Alonna Eytcheson, Jr., East Newton

Jasmine Hayes, Jr., Strafford

Hanna Ridgway, Jr., El Dorado Springs

Katherine Schaefer, Jr., Hollister

Colbie Wood, Sr., El Dorado Springs

Honorable mention

Emma Belk, Fr., Springfield Catholic

Brooklyn Blanchard, Jr., East Newton

Lilly Hines, So., Mountain Grove

Gracie Johnson, Sr., East Newton

Piper Keith, Jr., Strafford

Audrey Lemon, Fr., Fair Grove

Lea Maughn, Sr., Strafford

Drew Mayes, Fr., Aurora

Tori Mitchell, Jr., Cassville

Rylee Simons, Jr., Mount Vernon

Hailey-Jade Unruh, So., Willow Springs

Jadyn Williams-Reed, So., Cassville