Bluejay harriers compete at State

The Lady Jay Cross Country team gather for a group photo after their race Saturday, October 28, at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence. Pictured are (L-R) Madisen Cochran, Kenzie Meyer, Ellen Glynn, Megan Meyer, Hattie Lukert, Karrington Payne and Skylar McAfee.
The Bluejay Cross Country team gather for a group photo before their race Saturday, October 28, at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence. Pictured are (L-R) Braden Menold, Darrin Funk, Charlie Bestwick, Jesse Burger, Henry Glynn, Kaden Dillon and Micah Romines.

After both teams finished strong at the Regional meet the week prior, the Sabetha High School Bluejay harriers hit the road to compete at the 3A State Cross Country Meet Saturday, Oct. 28, at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence.

There was some tough competition in both the girls’ and boys’ races, and as a team the girls placed eighth and the boys placed 12th.

Head Coach Doug Leiker said he was proud of the team’s performance.

“It was a good State Cross Country meet for our kids,” he said. “They ran hard and competed well.”

Girls

The girls’ team placed eighth overall, defeating St. Marys, Fredonia, Council Grove and Osage City.

Leading the Lady Jays was freshman Hattie Lukert, who placed 16th overall with a time of 20 minutes, 58 seconds. She was followed by junior Megan Meyer in 28th, junior Skylar McAfee in 47th, freshman Kenzie Meyer in 67th, sophomore Madisen Cochran in 89th, freshman Ellen Glynn in 93rd and senior Karrington Payne in 103rd.

Boys

The boys’ team placed 12th as team.

Leading the Bluejays was freshman Kaden Dillon, who finished the raced in 30th with a time of 17 minutes, 51 seconds, 25 hundredths of a second. He was neck and neck with his junior teammate Henry Glynn, who finished in 32nd with a time of 17 minutes, 51 seconds, 57 hundredths of a second.

Dillon and Glynn were followed by sophomore Micah Romines in 75th, freshman Charlie Bestwick in 80th, freshman Braden Menold in 87th, freshman Darrin Funk in 94th and junior Jesse Burger in 104th.

“This was a great season with great kids,” Leiker said. “I can’t wait until next year.”

10.28.2017 State

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

RUNNER

PLACE

TIME

Kaden Dillon

30

17:51.25

Henry Glynn

32

17:51.57

Micah Romines

75

19:04.94

Charlie Bestwick

80

19:19.06

Braden Menold

87

19:31.94

Darrin Funk

94

19:56.49

Jesse Burger

104

21:35.12

TEAM RESULTS

TEAM

Score

Halstead

102

Central Heights

104

Scott Community

113

Norton

134

Kingman

156

Hiawatha

158

West Franklin

174

Council Grove

183

SE of Saline

187

Riley County

199

Hesston

219

Sabetha

220

 

10.28.2017 State

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

RUNNER

PLACE

TIME

Hattie Lukert

16

20:58.13

Megan Meyer

38

21:56.32

Skylar McAfee

47

22:12.74

Kenzie Meyer

67

23:11.42

Madisen Cochran

89

24:46.81

Ellen Glynn

93

25:06.43

Karrington Payne

103

31:50.59

TEAM RESULTS

TEAM

Score

Hiawatha

67

Scott Community

76

TMP-Marian

98

Beloit

109

Douglass

132

Cimarron

161

Sedgwick

170

Sabetha

172

St. Marys

175

Fredonia

208

Council Grove

262

Osage City

291

Heather Stewart297 Posts

<p>Heather Stewart is a reporter for The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2015. She specializes in court and sports reporting, as well as photography. Heather is a 2011 Kansas State University graduate with a degree in psychology. She lives in Sabetha with her husband.</p>

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