In addition to Brookfield freshman Alex Sharp's qualification for the Class 2 state cross country meet in Jefferson City this weekend, Meadville's boys will be in attendance as a team, and Eagle sophomore Krysta Meyers also qualified individually with an eighth-place finish in St. Joseph last weekend.
Meyers' time of 24:40 put her easily in the top 15.
The Meadville boys won the Class 1 District 7 race handily, finishing with 44 points, 12 ahead of Glasgow. Third-place finisher Braymer was well behind with 76 points.
Dillon Seckington, a state medalist from a season ago, led the Eagles with a second-place finish with a time of 18:04. Fellow senior Tanner Berry was eighth at 19:37, and Parker Burton and Dominik Gannan finished back-to-back at 16th and 17th.
In Seckington's state race at Oak Hills Golf Center last November, he finished 13th in a field crowded with upper classmen. Four of the athletes who finished ahead of him have graduated, putting Seckington in a position to grab a top-10 spot on the podium and giving Meadville a realistic chance to make some noise as a team.
As for Sharp, her second-place finish at the district meet was the second-best Class 2 performance in the state last weekend, time wise. She and district winner Kaleigh Moore of North Callaway were the only two Class 2 girls to break the 20-minute mark. Only five girls ran sub-20 minute races at the state meet last year, and two of them have since graduated.