The R&L Fusion Cross Country teams had little to no experience about the sport prior to this year, yet they raced as if they had been at the state meet before. The boys finished at a respectable 16th place where 30 schools were being represented. The girls made their first appearance and finished 11th out of 28 schools. Both the boys and the girls were led by an All-State runner. On the girls side, Ellie Smith finished 15th and the boys were lead by an impressive 9th place finish by Tim Wright. The girls team this year consisted of Senior Shelby Senner, sophomore Raean Jessen, and freshman standout Ellie Smith. The boys put a team together with Senior Peter Bruner, Junior standout Tim Wright, and freshman Isaac Sponheim.The post race picture at State XC Championships.