Versailles cross country runners earn trio of medals at Smith-Cotton

MICHAEL LOSCH, Lake Sun Sports Editor
Versailles medalists Carmen Lemell (left), Seth Newton (center) and Zachary Radefeld (right).

Versailles enjoyed the weather on Saturday at the Smith-Cotton Invitational in Sedalia and the Tigers were also fairly pleased with the results.

A trio of Tigers earned medals after running on the 3.1 mile course as Seth Newton, Zachary Radefeld and Carmen Lemell brought home some hardware.

“This Saturday was perfect running weather- cooler temperatures, low humidity and blue skies,” Versailles coach Laura Piercy pointed out. “The times and places of our runners prove it.”

Newton ran a personal best for Versailles with a time of 18:15 to finish six amongst the boys and Radefeld was not far behind him as he medaled with an eighth place finish at 18:23 with a personal best. Meanwhile, Lemell captured 15th amongst the girls with a time of 25:28, a season best.

Dagan Haggerman ran a season best of 20:39 to finish 27th, Matthew Radefeld ran a 21:40 to finish 39th with a personal best and Ryley Pryor captured a personal best at 22:11 to place 43rd.