POTOSI – The Potosi boys and girls swept the MAAA Conference team titles within a larger Potosi Invitational cross country meet on Saturday.
The Jefferson City boys and dominant Class 2 Fatima girls claimed overall championships after each landed four top-10 runners. Herculaneum powered its way to runner-up status in each varsity race.
Farmington senior Jacob Oyler easily earned the best individual result of all MAAA athletes with a second-place time of 17:17.
Oyler alternated the lead spot in an ongoing battle against sophomore and eventual winner Dawson Schulte (17:15) of Jefferson City.
Darren Reese (17:55) led the Potosi boys by finishing 10th in an event that consisted of 22 schools while also serving as the official MAAA competition.
Senior Madison Declue (21:40) crossed in ninth place to pace all MAAA girls, improving her time from last year by four seconds on the home course.
Farmington freshman Adam Perry (17:46) finished eighth to join Oyler as the top two runners among MAAA boys.
Potosi sophomore Brett Lynch (18:12) and freshman Hunter Griffin (18:41) each ended among the top nine for all-conference honors.
Kayley Heeter (21:44) finished 11th overall while Bree Allgier (22:09), Skyler Stearns (23:17) and Hallie Portell (23:35) each aided the Potosi girls' effort.
Kassandra Ramos (22:35) paced a strong Farmington girls drive in 22nd while Moira Kurtz (22:48) and Corinne Myers (23:05) crossed subsequently.
Junior Camden Sadler (18:11) and Max Upchurch (18:32) represented the Ste. Genevieve boys as all-conference performers.
The Dragons did not have standout Sarah Moore – winner of two previous races this season – available for girls action due to a lingering foot injury.
Stephen Pursley (18:13) ran 6th and Peyton Whited (18:46.83) was 9th for Arcadia Valley to round out the all-MAAA medals.
Erica Standefer (23:00) highlighted the Lady Tigers by crossing eighth in her conference debut.
John Burroughs freshman Kylie Goldfarb (20:01) set the winning girls pace among 82 who finished.
Several local teams will gather at Engler Park on Saturday for the Farmington Invitational.