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3-peat?? It can happen for Stanton County Girls CC
Updated: Nov 1, 2021
The dominance of Stanton County High School girls cross country reared its head in the Class 2A Great Bend Regional - where all five scoring runners finished in the Top 14 overall - and has them as one of the favorites to pull off a three-peat as state champions this weekend in Victoria.
The Trojans will look to run away with a third straight Class 2A Girls State Cross Country title when they take to the starting line on Saturday at the Sand Plum Nature Trail course.
Chesney Peterson ran away with the individual regional title, beating out fellow Indian junior Suzanne Farnham by nearly two minutes. Those two led the five runners in the top 14 individually - and when you figure in team scoring, all five scoring runners were in the Top 10.
What should scare all other Kansas Class 2A teams? of the 10 runners the Trojans are bringing to the state meet, none of them are seniors. That's right, Peterson, Farnham, Belle Batterton and Cassandra Aleman are juniors, and are coming to state with sophomores Lauren Canney, Lexi Martinez and Madison Seyb, as well as three freshman - Kourtney Hudgens, Kadence Hudgins and Kenzington Nairn.
Narin (10th overall/7th scoring), Batterton (13th/9th) and Martinez (14th/10th) finished in the scoring top five for Stanton County at Regionals.
Hudgins and Hudgens were the other two scoring runners at the regional meet. That just showcases the depth shown by Stanton County, and why they're a state title contender beyond this season.
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