2016 Boys Cross Country Finalists
Ford hit his stride toward the end of the season, posting his best times in postseason races. He placed second at the district meet with a time of 17:11 before following it up with an all-state finish at the Class 1 state meet, finishing fifth in 17:18.09.
St. Vincent, senior
Krauss was the top runner on an Indians team that finished second in Class 1. He finished third at the state meet with a time of 17:03.11 and was crowned district champion with a time of 17:01. He also placed 14th at the conference meet in 17:18.44.
Notre Dame, junior
McLellan finished among the best in a number of meets this season, perhaps none more important than a pair of first-place finishes at the Cape Central Invitational (17:08.80) and the SEMO Conference meet (17:01.42). He also took fifth at the district meet in 16:35.
Philipps was one of two Jackson boys runners who qualified for state and was a second-place finisher at the conference meet (17:36.40). He took eighth at the district meet in 17:17.06 and wrapped up his high school career by finishing 91st at the Class 4 state meet in 17:25.21.
Poplar Bluff, senior
A Semoball Awards finalist last year, Williams battled through an ankle injury all season but placed third at the conference meet in 17:43. He improved that mark with an 11th-place finish at the district meet in 17:24.