The Longhorn girls gather at the starting line shortly before the Class D girls race Friday. The runners included, from left, Riley Owens, Macy Coleman, Kambree Meeske, Maddie Brown, Brooklyn Christensen and Caelyn Long. (Johnson Publications photo)
Coach Carl Zuege offers some last-minute encouragement to the boys just prior to their race. They include, from left, Logan Mendenhall, Trevin Martin, Zuege, Kalen Wallin, Landis Beverly and Mason Nordhausen, (Johnson Publications photo)
Kalen Wallin edged out a pair of runners near the finish line to finish in 25th place at the state meet. Caelyn Long did the same going down the stretch to lead the girls with a 65th place finish. (Johnson Publications photo)
Cross country coaches Carl Zuege and Jonathan Beverly came away from the state cross country meet feeling good about the performances of their kids at last week’s meet.