Shawn Frehner - Lincoln County High School cross country athletes at the state finals last weekend in North Las Vegas.

Shawn Frehner – Lincoln County High School cross country athletes at the state finals last weekend in North Las Vegas.

Juniors boys cross country runners Cody Dirks and Ben Culverwell and the entire girls cross country team for Lincoln County High School competed on Saturday at the 1A-2A State Championships.

The meet was held at Craig Ranch Park in North Las Vegas.

Dirks finished the 5,000 meter race in 17 minutes 15 seconds, an 18.4 second improvement over his time last weekend at regionals and a personal record. That was good enough for eighth out of a field of 49 runners.

Culverwell also PR’d, finishing the race in 18:19, which was a 31 second improvement over regionals.

On the girls side, Shayla Mathews, Amy Thomas, Ashlee Decker, Jessica Shumway and Jueun Lee took part in the race. Mathews recorded the best time of the group, 23:52, which was a personal record for her. Thomas was close behind, finishing in 24:11. Decker, Shumway and Lee all recorded personal bests as well.