Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence hosted the state cross country tournament on Saturday for 3A, 5A and 6A schools.

The Basehor-Linwood Bobcats and Lansing Lions competed in 5A and the Leavenworth Pioneers competed in 6A.

Basehor-Linwood sent three runners to Rim Rock. 

Rylee Jones finished 48th, Mallory Gallet was 52 and Quincy May finished 70th.

Bobcats head coach Brock Peterson said it was a great day for the historic day for Basehor-Linwood cross country. 

"It was a great day to run," Peterson said. "The weather was beautiful and the course was in great shape.  Our girls ran their tails off in front of a large crowd of Bobcat fans and supporters.  We had hoped for the times to be a little faster but now that all is said and done we are extremely proud of Rylee, Mallory, and Quincy for their preparation for and performances on Saturday.  They have etched their names in the history books at Basehor-Linwood High School as the first cross country runners to run in a state championship race at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence.  This will be something for us to build on in the coming years."

The Lansing Lions qualified the boy’s team and finished fourth as a team.

Liam Nedig was 15th, Kenneth Howell finished 18th, Terry Robinson was 24th, Ty Bieber finished 42nd, Coltin Hamman was 45th, Nathaniel Baker finished 85th and Alex Mack was 88th.

Lions head coach Josh Floetke said it went well for the boys.

"We raced to our ability," Floetke said. "And we ended up with fourth place. We finally beat St. James. We lost to them twice this season by low margins. It was good to finally get them at the state meet."

Floetke also pointed out that six of the seven runners improved their times from the Rim Rock Classic earlier in the season.

In 6A, Leavenworth qualified two runners. Sarah Wagner finished 41st in the girl’s race and Daniel Bohnemann was 31st. 

Pioneers' head coach Willis Willmeth was proud of his two runners.

"I am so proud of my two kids," Willmeth said. "Both have overcome so much to have made it to the state meet. I know they both would have liked to have done better, but I feel that they had and finished a great high school season. Both have competed at the state many times. To get there once is great, but three or four times was wonderful. So proud to be their coach!