SIKESTON - The Kelly cross country boys and girls teams both placed fourth in the SEMO Conference Invitational in Sikeston on Thursday.
On the boys side, Michael Glastetter placed 11th with a time of 17:54.
"I was very impressed with Michael for after being out due to an injury for nearly three weeks, he was able to come out and run in the 17s," said Kelly coach Rachael Groner. "Not many people could do that. That is very encouraging with districts coming up."
Jordan Felter placed 13th with a time of 18:10.
Jordan Felter had a strong race even though he fell down several times due to the wet conditions," said Groner.
Russell Carroll placed 18th with a time of 18:33. Derek Brucker finished 24th with a time of 18:58 and Zach Hicks finished 30th with a time of 19:48.
On the girls side, Sarah Ruff took sixth with a time of 21:33.
"Sarah is very exciting to watch and I expect her to qualify at districts and head to state," said Groner.
Samantha Barber placed 20th with a time of 24:37. Lauren Gean finished 21st with a time of 24:50. Kathleen Ray took 27th with a time of 26:38 and Elizabeth Ray took 29th with a time of 29:26.
On the J.V., Brandon Ayers placed second with a time of 19:36.
"I was very happy for Brandon -- he had a great race," said Groner.
Blake Wade placed seventh with a time of 20:08.
In the eighth grade division, Levi Felter placed first with a time of 11:08. Dalton Miller followed up in second place with a time of 11:30. Eric Turley placed eighth with a time of 12:11.