Bluejay harriers advance to State meet

The Sabetha High School cross country teams hosted the Regional Meet on Saturday, Oct. 21. Both girls’ and boys’ teams took third in the meet, qualifying them for the State Meet.

“The kids ran well at our regional meet, and I continue to be proud of them,” said Head Coach Doug Leiker. “This is the second year that both girls’ and boys’ teams have qualified for the state meet. This  is an outstanding accomplishment, which reflects the effort and commitment by our runners.”

Girls

The girls’ team placed third out of 10 teams, with a score of 69. Rock Creek placed first with a score of 43, and Hiawatha took second with a score of 58. Other teams’ places and scores were St. Marys, fourth, 110; Perry-Lecompton, fifth, 164; Riley County, sixth, 170; Jefferson West, seventh, 188; Holton, eighth, 201; Royal Valley, ninth, 207; and Maur Hill-Mount Academy, 10th, 209.

Sophomore Hattie Lukert took first in the girls’ competition with a time of 21 minutes, 3 seconds. Freshman Jadyn Dorn finished in 10th place with a time of 21 minutes, 56 seconds. She was followed closely by senior teammate Skylar McAfee in 11th with a time of 21 minutes, 59 seconds.

Sophomore Kenzie Meyer placed 14th; senior Hunter Lowdermilk placed 41st; junior Madisen Cochran placed 49th; and sophomore Ellen Glynn placed 70th.

Boys

In the boys’ competition, the Jays also took third with a score of 101. Finishing in first was Silver Lake with a score of 65, and in second was Hiawatha with a score of 83. Other teams’ places and scores were Perry-Lecompton, fourth, 120; Rock Creek, fifth, 135; Marysville, sixth, 148; Riley County, seventh, 172; St. Marys, eighth, 207; Royal Valley, ninth, 237; Holton, 10th, 256; Maur Hill-Mount Academy, 11th, 269; Nemaha Central, 12th, 299; Jefferson West, 13th, 316; and Pleasant Ridge, 14th, 354.

Leading the Bluejays was senior Henry Glynn who finished in third with a time of 17 minutes, 36 seconds. Also placing in the top 10 was sophomore Kaden Dillon with a time of 18 minutes, 6 seconds.

Sophomore Charlie Bestwick placed 26th; sophomore Spencer Strahm placed 30th; sophomore Braden Menold placed 32nd; junior Micah Romines placed 41st; and sophomore Darrin Funk placed 53rd.

The Bluejays will compete at the State Meet on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence. The 3A girls will run at 10:35 a.m., and 3A boys will run at 12:20 p.m.

“I look forward to watching them  run at the State Cross Country this next Saturday at Rim Rock,” Leiker said.

10.20.2018 Regionals

BOYS’ INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

RUNNER

PLACE

TIME

Henry Glynn

3

17:36.99

Kaden Dillon

10

18:06.80

Charlie Bestwick

26

18:54.98

Spencer Strahm

30

19:01.06

Braden Menold

32

19:09.92

Micah Romines

41

19:34.75

Darrin Funk

53

20:00.69

BOYS’ TEAM RESULTS

TEAM

SCORE

TOTAL TIME

AVERAGE TIME

Silver Lake

65

1:31:13.74

18:14.75

Hiawatha

83

1:31:31.64

18:18.33

Sabetha

101

1:32:49.75

18:33.95

Perry-Lecompton

120

1:34:04.54

18:48.91

Rock Creek

135

1:34:59.59

18:59.92

Marysville

148

1:35:17.29

19:03.46

Riley County

172

1:35:23.11

19:04.63

St. Marys

207

1:38:22.67

19:40.54

Royal Valley

237

1:39:06.28

19:49.26

Holton

256

1:39:59.47

19:59.90

MH-MA

269

1:45:11.36

21:02.28

Nemaha Central

299

1:43:59.06

20:47.82

Jefferson West

316

1:43:35.74

20:43.15

Pleasant Ridge

354

1:47:13.35

21:26.67

GIRLS’ INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

RUNNER

PLACE

TIME

Hattie Lukert

1

21:03.64

Jadyn Dorn

10

21:56.32

Skylar McAfee

11

21:59.99

Kenzie Meyer

14

22:23.40

Hunter Lowdermilk

41

24:30.50

Madisen Cochran

49

24:56.32

Ellen Glynn

70

27:11.05

Girls’ TEAM RESULTS

TEAM

SCORE

TOTAL TIME

AVERAGE TIME

Rock Creek

43

1:49:35.96

21:55.20

Hiawatha

58

1:50:48.85

22:09.77

Sabetha

69

1:51.:53.85

22:22.77

St. Marys

110

1:55:42.93

23:08.59

Perry-Lecompton

164

2:00:22.03

24:04.41

Riley County

170

2:01:29.24

24:17.85

Jefferson West

188

2:04:25.27

24:53.06

Holton

201

2:03:20.80

24:40.16

Royal Valley

207

2:05:07.27

25:01.46

MH-MA

209

2:04:33.50

24:54.70

Krista Wasinger69 Posts

Krista Wasinger is Co-Editor of The Sabetha Herald, where she has been on staff since 2011. She specializes in city reporting and feature stories, as well as photography and page and advertising design. Krista is a 2004 Fort Hays State University graduate with a degree in communications studies with an emphasis in journalism. She lives in Sabetha with her husband and four children.

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