Patriots News · Patriots repeat as City Champs


For XC runners, there is a distinct respect in the community to compete in all kinds of adverse weather. Mind over matter. On Saturday, the element of rain poured over the 2 mile course prior to the start of the 2020 City Championship race. However, The Patriots were ready to compete no matter what the elements. Their mental toughness shined throughout the darken rainy skies and muddy wet course. On the boy’s side, Senior Josh Nunn captured his first individual City Champs title with 1st place. He was followed by Junior teammates Jack Getman in 2nd place and John Crump in 3rd place to sweep the top 3 individual spots. They were joined by teammates Freshman Caleb Nunn 7th place and Junior Kolby Cook 9th place. In the JV division, the boy’s team were lead by Junior Danny Yothphoy who captured his first career XC win in 1st place as the team finished with a perfect score. Danny was joined by teammates Junior Hayden Kunkel,  Freshman James Wisely, Sophomore Owen Williams, and Sophomore Zander Nichols. On the girl’s side, Freshman star Jayda Cisco lead from the start with a grueling pace to capture her first career high school win and claim rights to her first City Champion title. She was joined by her teammates Sophomore Molly McClung in 2nd place and Junior Jewelia Nichol in 3rd place to complete the sweep of the individual top 3 spots. They were joined by duel sport athletes Junior Taylor Herrick 13th place and Freshman Samantha Stone 15th place to capture the team title. A fresman trio of Madeline McGregor, Gabby Muller, and Ava Martin finished their first career high school races as well. Overall, all of the runners competed with great heart and personal grit to finish the tough 2 mile course. Lots of smiles and joy as these athletes came together to represent Truman High with School Pride and Good Sportsmanship.