Three area runners are heading to the state cross country meet in Jefferson City.
In the Class 1, District 7 meet at Grain Valley, Smithton sophomore Katlynne Dedrick qualified with a 15th place finish. The Smithton boys took eighth as a team but did not send anyone through.
In Class 2, District 7 at Hermitage, two Warsaw runners qualified for the state meet. In the girls race, Ashlee Kuykendall took second with a time of 21:12. In the boys race, Dallas Larsen took third with a time of 17:42.
In Class 4 at Camdenton, Smith-Cotton’s Grace Edgar finished 52nd.
The state meet will be held Saturday in Jefferson City.