Bruton's Wincheski and Lafayette's Steck finish third at cross country state championships

Bruton junior Clara Wincheski was third individually and the Panthers' girls were fifth overall in the 2A cross country championships in The Plains on Friday.

Wincheski ran 19:44 and freshman Jessey Ball of Lebanon claimed the top spot in 19:26. Sophomore Madison Webster of Clarke County was second and Wincheski's rivals from conference and region rival Maggie Walker, the overall champion, followed her in fourth and fifth.

Bruton junior Kaitlyn Ardrey turned in all-state honors in 13th (20:36).


Lafayette senior Konrad Steck closed a successful cross country career with a third-place finish (15:29), 9 seconds behind rival Price Owens of...