2016 Girls Cross Country Finalists
Notre Dame, sophomore
Baumgart was crowned the SEMO Conference champion with a time of 19:21.02 and improved that mark at the Class 3 state meet, finishing third in 19:17.72 and leading the way for a Bulldogs team that finished third in the team standings. She also placed third at the district meet with a time of 18:56.
The reigning Semoball Girls Runner of the Year was riddled with illness at the end of her final varsity season but returned to wrap up her high school career with a 15th-place finish at the Class 4 state meet in 19:21. She’ll continue her running career next season at the college level with Ole Miss.
Knott became the Indians’ No. 1 runner when Drum was hindered by illness, and she responded by placing eighth at the Class 4 state meet with a time of 19:02.89 and guiding the team to a fourth-place finish in the team standings. The Southeast Missouri State signee also won the district title with a time of 19:16.81.
Van Buren, sophomore
Morey was a finalist for the Semoball Awards a year ago and returns as a two-time All-State runner. She concluded her sophomore season by finishing eighth at the Class 1 state meet in 21:17.40.
Poplar Bluff, sophomore
Sliger placed in the top-five in nine of her 12 meets this season, including a fourth-place finish at the district meet with a time of 19:55. She capped off her season at the Class 4 state meet, placing 37th in 19:56.14.