Cross country roundup: Campus, Eisenhower race in Wichita


By Travis Mounts

The Eisenhower Tigers boys took fourth and the Campus Colts were ninth at Saturday’s Wichita Southeast meet the Cessna Activities Center.
The Tigers’ Logan Libel and the Colts’ Brody Bloom battled in the top 10, with Libel placing eight and finishing just .5 seconds ahead of the ninth-place Bloom. Eisenhower’s Corbin Smith had a top-20 performance. Nathan Mortensen of Campus and Emery Smith of Campus tied for 39th.
The Tigers tied Bishop Carroll at 126 points but won on the tiebreakers. The Colts had 224 points, coming in just a single point behind rival Derby.
In the girls’ varsity 5K, Eisenhower was fifth with 131 points, beating Derby by 3 points. The Colts were ninth as a team.
Eisenhower’s Ashtyn Koeppan was the lone runner from either team in the top 20, placing 10th.
Both teams will be part of the competition at Goddard’s home meet at Lake Afton on Thursday. Racing begins at 4:30 p.m.

Campus boys: Brody Bloom, 9th, 17:14.20; Nathan Mortensen, tie 38th, 18:47.80; Kaleb Arneson, 52nd, 19:09.40; Ailin Snodgrass, 77th, 20:08.20; Vincent Finley, 84th, 20:19.90; William Groh, 87th, 20:28.50.
Campus girls: Reese Merlau, 47th, 23:59.30; Alyssa Norris, 59th, 25:05.10; Grace Black, 61st, 25:09.10; Harmoney Kahihikolo, 70th, 26:24.70; Isabella Lindsay, 75th, 27:44.80.
Eisenhower boys: Logan Libel, 8th, 17:13.70; Corbin Smith, 15th, 17:50.10; Ethan Spiva, 32nd, 18:40.60; Emery Smith, tie 38th, 18:47.80; Braden Lipgens, 46th, 19:01.80; Justus Reynolds, 56th, 19:17.60; Joe Santillan, 57th.
Eisenhower girls: Ashtyn Koeppan, 10th, 21:34.00; Emily Young, 26th, 22:43.50; Kinsley Hawkins, 36th, 23:31.50; Mackenzi Popp, 43rd, 23:50.50;Braylie Murrey, 55th, 24;50.40; Robin Ensz, 64th, 25:36.00; Abbie Young, 71st, 26:32.60.

Cheney girls win at Chaparral; CSHS runs

The Cheney girls cross country team picked up a team victory at a small Chaparral meet in Anthony last Thursday. The Cardinals scored 25 points to easily beat Kingman, Douglass and Pratt.
Conway Springs raced as well. The boys finished sixth. Neither the Cheney boys or Conway Springs girls ran as full teams.
Both Cheney and Conway Springs had multiple runners in the top 10 of the girls’ 5K varsity race. Abbye Hudson led Cheney with a second-place performance, coming in less than 4 seconds behind Mary Pearce of Kingman. Tatum Ingram, Taelyn Hoch and Kinslee Ingram ran together, placing fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively, while Lakin Green was ninth. Cheyanne Tull was fourth for Conway Springs, and Sydney Zoglmann took 10th.
Conway Springs will be at the Goddard meet this Thursday at Lake Afton Park, starting at 4:30 p.m. The field also includes Campus, Eisenhower, Clearwater and Andale-Garden Plain.
Cheney will take part in the Oxford meet at Napawalla Park starting at 5:30 p.m. Some Cardinals also will take part in Saturday’s race at Rim Rock Farm near Lawrence.

Cheney girls: Abby Hudson, 2nd, 23:27.20; Tatum Ingram, 5th, 24:51.02; Taelyn Hoch, 6th, 24:51.96; Kinslee Ingram, 7th, 24:52.70; Lakin Green, 9th, 25:52.76; Addison Bearley, 15th, 27:16.79; Riley Grusing, 23rd, 29:19.80.
Cheney boys: Cash Young, 8th, 21:14.91; Cooper Frieden, 9th, 21:27.44; Colton Strodtman, 36th, 24:49.99.
Conway Springs girls: Cheyanne Tull, 4th, 24:47.62; Sydney Zoglmann, 10th, 26:16.16; Bethany Hollis, 27th, 30:20.58.
Conway Springs boys: Jack Hartman, 21st, 23:05.50; Kadyn Madi, 30th, 24:04.94; Trent Haines, 38th, 25:27.17; Isaiah Rivera, 39th, 25:27.56; Levi Mies, 42nd, 27:51.57.

Lions to host big meet at Lake Afton

Luke Griffith turned in a top-20 finish as the Goddard Lions competed at the Buhler Invitational, held last Thursday at Hutchinson’s Prairie Ridge Cross Country Park.
Griffith came in 16th with a time of 18.28.20. The Lions were 10th among 11 teams at the meet, which was won by Southeast of Saline.
Goddard’s home meet is this Thursday at Lake Afton Park. The course is located at the south end of the park. Spectators can get there using either the east or west entrance.
The race will feature nearly two dozen teams, include the Eisenhower Tigers, Campus Colts, Clearwater Indians, Conway Springs Cardinals and the combined Andale-Garden Plain team.
Races begin at 4:30 p.m.
Goddard boys: Luke Griffith, 16th, 18:28.20; Nathan Lewis, 49th, 20:17.10; Ayden Smith, 50th, 20:19.60; Nathan Harkman, 52nd, 20:22.60; Sam Brown, 69th, 21:35.80; Hudson Donaghue, 72nd, 21:53.00.
Goddard girls: Emma Deck, 45th, 25:50.70; Elena Latorre, 55th, 29:31.80.

GP’s McKim helps Andale-Garden Plain to win

The Andale-Garden Plain cross country team won the boys’ title at the St. John Invitational in Stafford. There were five teams in the field. Andale-GP scored 56 points, edging past Ellinwood (63), Lyons (65) and Sterling (66). Haven was fifth with 77 points.
Garden Plain’s Logan McKim placed 14th, second best on the team. Nicholas Winter was the team’s top runner, placing ninth.
The team will compete this Thursday at Lake Afton in a meet hosted by Goddard. Races start at 4:30 p.m.

Clearwater boys fifth at Circle

The Clearwater Indians boys cross country team placed fifth out of seven teams at the Circle Invitational, held in Towanda.
Only nine points separated fourth from sixth place, with Mulvane (141) in fourth and El Dorado (150) in sixth. Augusta scored 27 points to win.
The Lady Indians did not field a full team, but Hayley Trotter cruised to an easy victory. Her time of 18:59.60 was 1:03 faster than the rest of the field.
The Indians will race at the Goddard meet this Thursday. Action begins at 4:30 p.m. at Lake Afton.

Clearwater boys: Max Berry, 26th, 20:08.60; Gage Clevenger, 28th, 20:19.20; Kaden Baalmann, 30th, 20:27.90; Aidan Wright, 21st, 20:32.10; Connor Maley-Lackey, 37th, 21:55.10; Jacob Wilson, 38th, 21:56.10; Jake Stephen, 39th, 22:11.60.
Clearwater girls: Hayley Trotter, 1st, 18:59.60; Electra Aimes, 21st, 24:06.80; Megan Stevens, 33rd, 27:01.70; Camryn Clevenger, 36th, 28:01.50.


In the Sept. 8 newspaper, we inadvertently left out the results for Clearwater’s Nicholas Cleary. He placed 65th in the freshman-sophomore boys’ 2-mile race with a time of 15:02.64.