Chillicothe Senior Cross Country runner Layne Worman saved his best race
for last and finished 24th out of 169 runners to earn a medal at the Class
3 State Cross Country Meet. Worman ran the course in 16:43 and
earned the highest place at the state meet by a Chillicothe boys runner in
over 35 years, and the 4th highest place in school history. It was
Worman's third straight cross country state appearance. The winner from
Springfield Catholic won in a time of 15:36. Maryville from the MEC had
two runners in the top 25. Lafayette from the MEC had a runner in 45th
place. Smithville finished 10th out of 16 teams and Maryville finished
12th in the team standings.
In Class 2, St Joseph Bishop LeBlond finished 7th in team standings.
In the girls races, Smithville finished in 12th place and Cameron was
16th. In Class 2, Hamilton girls were 9th out of 16 teams. Braymer's
Shelby Davies finished in 91st place and Lilly Jeffers was 137th out of
Coach Tim Riekena Comments:
"Great morning to run - 49 degrees - little
"Layne ran the first race at 9:00am. Fast times for all
runners. He finished 24th (which was also his bib number!) Top 25 are
all-state so Layne is ALL STATE!
1 mile mark - 14th place 5:08; 2 mile mark -
19th place 10:33; 3.1 (5K) - 24th place 16:41
"We will be establishing a CHS 5K record and the state
course will be the official site to measure top 5K times on. Layne now
holds the CHS 5K record. A wonderful last race for his career.
"Layne ran his best race on a difficult, hilly course.
His finish was strong enough to hang on to the top 25 spots. Early in the
race he went wide on the corner and passed many runners. His experience at
the state level came in handy. Layne is a hard worker!
"The district we moved into this year is very
challenging - Helias Boys 4th, Fulton 3rd.
"There was a restart for this race due to a runner
going down at the start. Layne regrouped and ran a strong first mile."