Waynesville High School junior Bryan O’Barr competed at the state cross country meet Nov. 9 in the first race of its kind held at the Gans Creek Recreation Area in Columbia, Missouri.
O’Barr completed the course, which featured numerous twists and turns, in 16 minutes, 29 seconds, finishing 67th overall.
“I am very proud of Bryan and the season he has had,” WHS cross-country coach Nicole Jarman said. “State is definitely a challenging environment, as it is the best of the best. The team was thrilled that Bryan took us to the state meet this year and hopefully we will be back next year.”
In other WHS sports:
The Waynesville Tigers varsity football team ended its season Friday night in second place in the Missouri Class 5, District 5 tournament, falling to the visiting Glendale Falcons from Springfield, Missouri, 42-28.
While the two teams kept within a touchdown of each other most of the game, a Falcons touchdown late in the third quarter gave them a 28-14 lead that the Tigers never overcame. Both teams would go on to score twice in the fourth quarter.
Waynesville ended its season with an overall record of 8-5, including an 83-0 win over the Central High School Bulldogs Nov. 8 in the district semifinals. Despite the loss in the district final, the Tigers had a successful run in 2019, averaging 41.5 points per game, while holding opponents to an average of 20.9.