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Nick Mudd • Senior • Palmyra cross country

Mudd broke the Panthers program record with a 5K time of 18 minutes, 9.21 seconds at the Class 2 District 3 meet in Bowling Green. His eighth-place finish paced Palmyra to its first district team title. Mudd and Co. compete at the state championships Saturday in Jefferson City.

Lydia Szarka • Freshman • Palmyra cross country

Szarka broke the Lady Panthers program record by completing the district meet in 21 minutes, 37 seconds, beating freshman teammate Lauren Reid's previous school best by nearly a minute. The pair of newcomers will race at the Class 2 state championships this weekend in Jefferson City.