Girls Cross Country Winners
Jackson, 2018 and 2019 winner
The Semoball Awards finalist carried a much bigger load than she did a year ago, the junior handled greater responsibility by winning a conference gold and finishing second at the district meet. She then wrapped up her season with an 18th-place result at Class 4 state. Bauer’s season-best time was the best of all the finalists at 19:29.03.
Notre Dame, senior, 2017 winner
In her final year at Notre Dame, Hanners claimed her stake by finishing near the top of the field in every competition. She was a conference champion with an 18-minute, 30-second performance, and also won the Cape Central Invitational. Her district run of 20:51 was good for eighth place, and Hanners then ran her way to third at the Class 3 state competition, posting a time of 19:17.
Jackson, senior, 2016 winner
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.
Jackson junior, 2014 and 2015 winner
Drum, the defending Semoball Awards Girls Cross Country runner of the year, finished first at the Class 4 District 1 meet to lead a Jackson to the title. The junior, who also was the SEMO Conference champion, finished ninth in 18:39 at the state meet to earn all-state honors.