Nambara Breaks School Mark at Nixa Meet

(Updated to add full results for both teams)

Miha Nambara chased down a personal best at the Riann Lubinski Invitational in Nixa Tuesday – and she chased down the school record while she was at it. Nambara finished today’s cross country race in 19:12.7, beating the old school mark by about five seconds. The old record was 19:17.32, set by Megan Hergesheimer in Nixa in 2012.

Nambara finished in second place among the large-school girls, less than a second behind Lilah Genel of Parkview. She led the Lady Tigers to a second-place team finish.

Three other Republic girls finished in the top ten: freshman Gracie Troester was seventh, Misora Nambara was eighth, and Kristin Probst was ninth. Troester, Probst, Trinity Lawler, and Molly Mason also finished with season-best times.

Ethan Haynes led the boys team with a fifth-place finish, running the course in 16:51.20. Brady Purcell was also in the top 20, with a time of 17:53.10. That was good enough for 16th. Four Republic boys finished with season-best times: Joseph Mullins, Jackson Haralson, Hayden Mitchell, and Dak Henning.

The Republic JV squad had a successful day, as well. Kennidy Verheyen won the JV girls race with a time of 16:59.30. That was her best time of the year so far.

Every JV boy had a season-best time, led by Kaden Howard, who was fifth, finishing in 14:14.50.

Varsity Girls

19:12.70 Mihane Nambara 2nd Varsity Girls Class 4-5 Overall
20:44.80 Gracie Troester 7th Varsity Girls Class 4-5 Overall
20:58.00 Misora Nambara 8th Varsity Girls Class 4-5 Overall
21:10.60 Kristin Probst 9th Varsity Girls Class 4-5 Overall
22:45.30 Trinity Lawler 27th Varsity Girls Class 4-5 Overall
23:16.60 Brooklyn Douglas 36th Varsity Girls Class 4-5 Overall
23:44.50 Molly Mason 48th Varsity Girls Class 4-5 Overall

Varsity Boys

16:51.20 Ethan Haynes 5th Varsity Boys Class 4-5 Overall
17:53.10 Brady Purcell 16th Varsity Boys Class 4-5 Overall
19:20.70 Joseph Mullins 35th Varsity Boys Class 4-5 Overall
19:25.40 Jackson Haralson 37th Varsity Boys Class 4-5 Overall
19:30.30 Derrick Buchanan 40th Varsity Boys Class 4-5 Overall
19:49.40 Hayden Mitchell 51st Varsity Boys Class 4-5 Overall
20:06.90 Dak Henning 56th Varsity Boys Class 4-5 Overall

JV Girls

16:59.30 Kennidy Verheyen 1st JV Girls Overall

JV Boys

14:14.50 Kaden Howard 5th JV Boys Overall
14:50.20 Logan Gray 11th JV Boys Overall
15:18.40 Caleb Porter 15th JV Boys Overall
15:48.40 Cannon Underwood 24th JV Boys Overall
16:00.20 Dominick Famiano 29th JV Boys Overall
18:25.30 Kenneth McClellan 49th JV Boys Overall
18:32.80 Parker Vermont 51st JV Boys Overall

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