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(Festus) 7 different cross country teams from Jefferson County advanced to the MSHSAA state championships after their performance in district races Saturday. The St. Pius Lancer girls moved on in Class 2 District 2, led by individual district champion Rita Eimer. The Jefferson Blue Jay boys also qualified as a team in District 2. In Class 3 District 1, the Herculaneum Blackcats won the boys’ team title and were second in the girls’ team standings, as both teams advanced to state. In Class 4 District 1, the Festus Tigers won another boys’ team title and finished second in the girls’ standings. The Tigers had the top 4 individual times on the boys’ side, led by district champion Ian Schram. The Hillsboro Hawks finished second in the boys’ team standings in Class 4 District 1, which pushes them through. The full individual qualifiers are listed below.

===CLASS 1 DISTRICT 2===
—CRYSTAL CITY—
Sadie Brandt, So.

===CLASS 2 DISTRICT 2===
—ST. PIUS—
Rita Eimer, Sr.
Michaela Eimer, So.
Hannah Schappe, Sr.
Rachel Eimer, So.
Reagan Edwards, So.
Sophia Schappe, So.
Adam Bishop, Sr.
—JEFFERSON—
Kaelyn Nilson, So.
Hannah Wigger, Jr.
Jerimiah Chipps, Jr.
Camren Johnson, So.
Ian Ehrhardt, So.

===CLASS 3 DISTRICT 1===
—HERCULANEUM—
Raven Vance, So.
Laura Maddox, Sr.
Brianna Pinson, So.
Samanthan Maddox, Jr.
Persepheni Berry, Sr.
Cody Glisson, Sr.
Keith Vance, So.
Damian Luther, Fr.
Baden Costlow, So.

===CLASS 4 DISTRICT 1===
—DESOTO—
Kayla Vogelsang, Jr.
Erika Mellor, Sr.
Will Kaempfe, Jr.
Orville Mann, So.
—FESTUS—
Demi White, Sr.
Dari White, So.
Ian Schram, So.
Nathan Wolk, Jr.
Jacob Meyers, Jr.
Cullen Krieg, So.
Anthony Pittman, Jr.
Ethan James, Jr.
Peyton Willis, Jr.
—HILLSBORO—
Abigail Couch, Sr.
Josh Allison, So.
Jonah Allison, So.
—WINDSOR—
Brad Ahrens, Jr.

===CLASS 5 DISTRICT 1===
—FOX—
Jason Shaw, So.
—NORTHWEST—
Samantha Brown, Jr.
Ryley Posey, So.
Karley Wheeler, Jr.
Firaol Ahmed, Sr.
—SECKMAN—
Elizabeth Kundert, Fr.
Danielle Maxwell, So.
Ariel Laird, Fr.
Dylan Glastetter, Jr.

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