Puetz and Frost punch tickets to state


The Rolla Lady Bulldogs cross country season will last one more week as a pair of runners are heading to state.

Senior Emma Puetz placed eighth with a time of 19:46 in a sectional on Saturday and freshman Izzy Frost also qualified when she ran 20:34 to earn 28th place. The meet was held at Parkway Central in the St. Louis area with the top 30 runners qualifying.

The state championship meet will take place this Saturday in Columbia. Keep an eye on the MSHSAA website for schedules and updates due to weather.

St. James

The Tigers finished their season as a team with an 11th place finish in the district meet that was held at the Big River Golf Course in Washington. The top male runner for St. James was freshman Silas Redburn who ran a time of 20:09 to place 30th in the race.

The Lady Tigers did not have a full team as freshman Erika Deardeuff led the group with the time of 28:48 to give her 60th place.

The top 15 runners in the meet moved on to state.