Addison Ratliff, Caleb Phillips and Vaughn Vasquez had a great day competing in the Class 1 MSHSAA Cross Country Championships this Saturday in Columbia. All three athletes raced at State last year and were excited to return to the Championships at MU's Gans Creek course. Addie, a Sophomore who earned All State last year, finished 56th overall. Vaughn, also a sophomore, finished 109th. Caleb finished 20th,  earning a place on the medal stand and All State in XC for the second year in a row. All three athletes traveled to Columbia on Friday for a pre-meet workout and fun in Columbia. Congratulations to all three of you! You all ran well and we are proud of all your hard work this season. Below are photos from the event: 

Coach Dority, Vaughn, Addison and Caleb departing for State

The State qualifiers couldn't pass through Jeff City without a stop at Central Dairy.

The trio posed for the quintessential pre-race photo at the finish line. 

Fun on the medal stand

Addie warming up

Addie at the start of the race

Addie near the start

Addie midway through the race

Addie near the finish 

Start of the boys' race

Caleb at the start

Vaughn at the start