Cross country championships bring opportunity

Resident: ‘This is the best year that the traffic’s run in 10 years’

Linn senior and individual state champion Kaleb Wilson shows off Linn’s trophy after the school claimed the top cross country spot for boys Class 1. For more, see our newspaper or e-Edition for Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.

Linn senior and individual state champion Kaleb Wilson shows off Linn’s trophy after the school claimed the top cross country spot for boys Class 1. For more, see our newspaper or e-Edition for Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. Photo by Kris Wilson.

Athletes from across the state came to Jefferson City on Saturday for the state Cross Country Championships, flooding a residential area with added vehicles and traffic congestion.

In efforts to accommodate the added vehicles, city officials, in coordination with the Missouri State High School Activities Association, changed Ellis Boulevard to a one way street eastbound from Tanner Bridge Road to Rosewood Drive.

Steve Lochhead, a retired police officer who lives on the corner of Rosewood Drive and Winston Court, said the one-way change definitely helped the neighborhood traffic.

Read the full version of this article in our newspaper or e-Edition for Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011.

And for sports news from the cross country event, see our High School Sports section.

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