CHEYENNE – Pine Bluffs-Burns senior Emma Gonzalez ran away with the individual championship at Friday's Kimball (Nebraska) Invitational.
She finished the 5-kilometer race in 20 minutes, 22.66 seconds, which was more than 2 minutes faster than the runner-up. Sophomore Jordan Griess placed third (23:03.38).
Pine Bluffs-Burns won the girls team title with 13 points. They placed all of their scoring runners in the top 23.
The Cheyenne South girls didn't have enough athletes for a team score, but saw freshman Rachel Hedum take 26th (28:25.80).
The South boys claimed top honors by putting three runners in the top five, led by senior Jack Bechtel. He placed second in 19:00.58. Mason Valentine was fourth (19:32.46) and Brayden Sumare was fifth (19:36.22).
South finished with 11 team points. The Pine-Burns boys were third, led by sophomore Ethan Norris' 13th-place finish (20:54.26).