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Wyatt McGuire

Wyatt McGuire picked up his second win of the young cross country boys season, cruising past the field Friday at the Kearney Invitational.

McGuire finished 47 seconds ahead of the nearest runner. His time on the 5-kilometer course was 15 minutes, 59 seconds.

Wyatt opened the season Aug. 31 with an all-class win in the Cheyenne Mountain Stampede in Colorado Springs, were he had the fastest time of some 1,500 runners.

Behind McGuire in Kearney, Tim Smith of Kearney was second in 16:46. Smith led a group of Kearney runners who finished second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth.

Ace Haws had the second-fastest time for North Platte, finishing in 17:50, good for 11th place.

Overall, the powerful Kearney team easily won the meet with 20 points. North Platte was second with 81, just a point ahead of Lincoln Northeast.

North Platte finished fourth in the boys junior varsity race.


North Platte’s Libby Burrows finished ninth in the girls varsity race. Burrows ran the course in 16:30, a minute and 10 seconds behind first-place winner Megan Shugroue of Kearney.

Kearney dominated the girls meet. North Platte was fourth in the five-team competition.

North Platte’s girls junior varsity finished third in the jayvee race.

Team scores


1. Kearney 20

2. North Platte 81

3. Lincoln Northeast 82

4. Millard North 85

5. Lincoln High 92


1. Kearney 17

2. Millard North 69

3. Lincoln Northeast 81

4. North Platte 98

5. Lincoln High 113

Boys JV

1. Kearney 16. 2. Lincoln NE 51. 3. Millard North 70. 4. North Platte 125. 5. Lincoln High 135.

Girls JV

1. Kearney 18. 2. Millard North 41. 3. North Platte 101. 4. Lincoln Northeast 104. 5. Lincoln High 129.

Individual times, North Platte varsity

Boys: 1. McGuire 15:59. 11. Haws 17:50. 21. Christian Bradley 18:59. 22. Marcus Miller 19:01. 26. Philip Hamer 19:10. 27. Gilbert Seck 19:16. 30. Deion Oliver 19:41

Girls: 9. Burrows 16:30. 18. Victoria Tockey 17:17. 22. Kayla Dotson 18:14. 24. Rikki Drews 18:30. 25. Mariah Wilcox 18:39. 26. McKenna Miller 18:52. 29. Brooklyn Brinker 19:00.

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 9/9/2012
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