Bluejay harriers compete at State

The Bluejay harriers made the trek to Rim Rock Farms in Lawrence on Saturday, Oct. 27, for the 3A State Meet, after they qualified both girls’ and boys’ teams at the Regional competition the weekend before.

Girls

The Lady Jays placed seventh as a team with a score of 162. Other teams placings and scores are as follows: Scott Community, first, 59; Hays-TMP-Marian, second, 89; Clay Center Community, third, 106; Rock Creek, fourth, 108; Hiawatha, fifth, 157; West Franklin, sixth, 159; Cimarron, eighth, 173; Hugoton, ninth, 198; Osage City, 10th, 208; and Douglass, 11th, 213.

Sophomore Hattie Lukert led the Lady Jays and finished in 32nd placed with a time of 21 minutes, 53 seconds. She was followed by senior Skylar McAfee in 43rd place and a time of 22 minutes, 14 seconds. Freshman Jadyn Dorn finished in 50th, while sophomore Kenzie Meyer and senior Hunter Lowdermilk placed 55th and 82nd, respectively. Junior Madisen Cochran placed 94th and sophomore Ellen Glynn placed 97th.

Boys

The boys’ team placed 10th overall with a score of 192. Other teams placings and scores are as follows: Southeast of Saline, first, 83; Hugoton, second, 118; Smoky Valley, third, 123; Halstead, fourth, 124; Silver Lake, fifth, 134; Norton Community, sixth, 135; Burlington, seventh, 167; Hiawatha, eighth, 171; Girard, ninth, 186; Hesston, 11th, 206; and Osage City, 12th, 254.

Leading the Bluejays was senior Henry Glynn. He placed 21st and completed the race in 17 minutes, 34 seconds – 17 seconds faster than his time at last year’s State meet and 51 seconds quicker than earlier this season at Rim Rock. Glynn was followed by Kaden Dillon in 33rd with a time of 18 minutes, 2 seconds. Sophomore Spencer Strahm completed the race in 64th place, while sophomore Charlie Bestwick finished in 75th placed. Freshman Braden Menold completed the race in 83rd, while junior Micah Romines and sophomore Darrin Funk placed 91st and 98th, respectively.

With the 2018 Cross Country season completed, Head Coach Doug Leiker said the team accomplished its goal.

“Our team goal this year was to get better each day, and as their coach I thought we did exactly that,” he said. “We ran as one, worked as a team, and finished as a family. I felt like our team made new relationships every meet and worked on our relationships as a team, which helped us to become a family.”

Leiker said he is especially proud of the senior harriers.

“Our seniors did a great job with leadership this year,” he said. “I will miss the seniors, although I will have Megan, Skylar, Hunter, Alice, Henry and Sherzod in my heart forever. Way to go at State! Sabetha CC l am proud to be your coach.”

 

10.27.2018 State

BOYS’ INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

RUNNER

PLACE

TIME

Henry Glynn

21

17:34.8

Kaden Dillon

33

18:02.0

Spencer Strahm

64

18:57.3

Charlie Bestwick

75

19:13.5

Braden Menold

83

19:29.6

Micah Romines

91

19:52.9

Darrin Funk

98

20:25.2

BOYS’ TEAM RESULTS

TEAM

SCORE

TOTAL TIME

AVERAGE TIME

Southeast of Saline

83

1:28:59

Hugoton

118

1:30:55

Smoky Valley

123

1:30:31

Halstead

124

1:30:53

Silver Lake

134

1:31:09

Norton Community

135

1:30:47

Burlington

167

1:32:43

Hiawatha

171

1:32:39

Girard

186

1:32:50

Sabetha

192

1:33:18

Hesston

206

1:34:14

Osage City

254

1:36:02

10.27.2018 State

GIRLS’ INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

RUNNER

PLACE

TIME

Hattie Lukert

32

21:53.9

Skylar McAfee

43

22:14.2

Jadyn Dorn

50

22:23.7

Kenzie Meyer

55

22:30.9

Hunter Lowdermilk

82

24:29.5

Madisen Cochran

94

26:09.7

Ellen Glynn

97

26:51.9

GIRLS’ TEAM RESULTS

TEAM

SCORE

TOTAL TIME

AVERAGE TIME

Scott Community

59

1:46:05

Hays-TMP-Marian

89

1:48:53

Clay Center Community

106

1:49:37

Rock Creek

108

1:49:57

Hiawatha

157

1:53:16

West Franklin

159

1:53:58

Sabetha

162

1:53:33

Cimarron

173

1:55:43

Hugoton

198

1:55:28

Osage City

208

1:56:53

Douglass

213

1:57:49

Heather Stewart269 Posts

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.

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