Cross Country: Chamois’ Baker goes 4-for-4

Republished from the Jefferson City News Tribune

Autumn Baker made it a clean sweep.

The Chamois senior earned an all-state finish for the fourth time in four years Saturday, finishing ninth in the Class 1 state championships at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City.

“I couldn’t be happier, honestly,” Baker said. “I mean, all-state four times isn’t bad.”

Baker finished 13th her freshman year, seventh her sophomore year and sixth her junior year.

Needless to say, she’s no stranger to the Oak Hills course.

“I knew exactly what was coming up,” she said. “Those big hills are always killer.”

Baker’s teammate Cheyenne Hemeyer finished 113th.

Three New Bloomfield runners competed in the Class 1 girls race. Kassi O’Dowd led the way with a 47th-place finish. Macy Puckett finished 97th, and Kate Baxter took 138th.

Crystal City finished first in the Class 1 girls race, and Claire Workman of Summit Preparatory had the best individual time, 19:21.80.

In the Class 1 boys race, New Bloomfield finished 13th. Charles Shattgen led the Wildcats with a 67th-place finish, and Payton Culwell was less than two seconds behind him in 68th. Robert Morningstar and Kyle Emerson also posted top-100 finishes.

Robert Ashbaugh represented Calvary at the meet, finishing 71st in the Class 1 boys race.

Hermitage took first among Class 1 boys. Riley Gorham of Hardin-Central was the top individual runner with a time of 16:43.47.



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