State cross country: Lincoln Southwest wins state title, Chot claims individual honors; Lincoln East captures girls title
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State cross country: Lincoln Southwest wins state title, Chot claims individual honors; Lincoln East captures girls title

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State cross country, 10.25

Lincoln Southwest's Tyler Boyle runs to a second-place finish in the Class A boys race Friday at the state cross country meet in Kearney.

KEARNEY — The Lincoln Southwest boys cross country team earned top team honors at the Class A state cross country meet and Lincoln North Star's Liem Chot staked a first-place result on the individual leaderboard Friday in Kearney.

The triumph marked Southwest's first-ever state team title. Tyler Boyle, a senior, led Southwest with a second-place finish (15:54.66). Fellow seniors Trevor Acton (16:22.12) and Jack Nolley took seventh and 10th, respectively.

Chot finished the event in 15:50.3, leading the pack of seven Lincoln runners with top-15 performances.

Lincoln East is the Class A girls cross country champion.

The Spartans, led by Berlyn Schutz's second-place finish, ousted Fremont by 50 points to capture first-place team honors.

Schutz, a freshman, finished in 18:36.0 — and she was ousted in a diving effort by Fremont's Elli Dahl (18:35.6). Fellow East freshman Kylie Muma (18:46.1) finished fourth and Taylor Searcey (19:07.9) claimed ninth to round out the Spartans' representatives in the top-10.

Lincoln Southwest finished fourth in the team standings. Sophomore Brianna Rinn (19:14.38) took 11th place while Kate Dilsaver (19:45.39) had the team's next best result.

In total, seven runners from Lincoln schools turned in top-15 performances.

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