Spokane's Sam Shuman raced to a first-place finish in a time of 17:00 at the Nixa Invitational on Tuesday.

Shuman beat the Classes 1-2 field by :23. His time would have been good enough for a tie for third in the Classes 3-4 race.

In the Classes 3-4 race, Ozark's Gabe Bauer was 12th (17:32) and Dylan Fritz 15th (17:47), while Nixa's Brandon Butler took 17th (17:50), Antonio Cook 23rd (18:02) and Eros Sustaita 24th (18:04).

On the girls side, Nixa's Alicen Ashley placed third (19:27) in the Classes 3-4 race. Lamar's Kiersten Potter was first (19:05).

Ozark's Elizabeth Kitchin was sixth (20:15) and Kopelyn Delong ninth (20;54). Nixa's Navaeh Page 16th (21:41), Emily Harris 17th (21;41), Macy Kopp 22nd (22:04), 

In the Classes 1-2 race, Spokane's Lily Hunsucker was sixth (22:41) and Sparta's Michaela House seventh (23:11).

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