Makenna Laumann, Sidney

Sidney sophomore Makenna Laumann runs at the Nebraska City cross country meet, Thursday, Sept. 26.

Photo courtesy Waylon Bennett/Nebraska City News-Press

Sidney senior Noah Jorgenson won for the sixth time in as many races, Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Nebraska City cross country meet.

Jorgenson finished the race in 16 minutes, 36 seconds, beating Nebraska City’s James Kearney by just seven seconds to win the title.

Jorgenson led the Cowboys to a fourth-place team finish. Sidney’s girls were also fourth while the Essex boys ended in sixth.

Cole Jorgenson added a 10th place run of 18:59 for the Cowboys. Kyle Beam and Storm Barrett were the other two scorers for the Cowboys, finishing 20th and 21st. Beam ran a 20:25 and Barrett finished in 20:31.

Sidney scored 50 points to finish fourth. Falls City won with 26. In Nebraska, only the top four are scored at a meet, compared to five in Iowa.

Connery Humphries finished 26th and Dane Moyer 32nd to complete Sidney’s lineup.

The Sidney girls were fourth with 66 points, despite not having top runner Savannah Hall.

Makenna Laumann stepped up in her first ever meet, and placed 10th in a time of 24:58 to lead the Cowgirls.

Jozie Hendrickson was 16th in 26:13 and Danica Laumann 19th in 28:18 for the Cowgirls. Grace Zach completed the scoring and lineup for Sidney, placing 21st.

Chloe Schaulis of Nebraska City won the race in 21:24. Auburn took the team title with 21 points.

Essex brought two girls to the meet. Tori Sample led the Trojanettes with a 20th-place finish of 29:20. Natausha Dillinger took 23rd in 31:39.

There were five Essex boys competing at the meet and the Trojans placed sixth with 126 points.

Wesley Johnson was Essex’s top runner, finishing in 33rd at 23:41. Gabriel Fort, Jacob Robinette and Preston Driskell were the rest of the Trojan scorers and finished in the three spots back of Johnson. Brice Sederburg completed Essex’s lineup, placing 37th.

The Fremont-Mills boys were also in the field with three athletes. Nick Miramontes led the Knights, finishing 14th in 19:15. Braden West and Moses Ekpai both crossed in 22:50, finishing 29th and 30th.

The Sidney cross country teams will travel to Rock Port for their next meet, Tuesday, Oct. 1. The Cowboys and Cowgirls, along with the Essex and Fremont-Mills teams will be in Shenandoah two days later.

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