LINDSBORG — It was a great day for Smoky Valley’s cross country team, which had numerous medalists in the respective high school divisions.
The Viking boys were the winner with just 20 points, while Hesston was second with 29 as Smoky Valley coach Holly Lindquist appears to have a strong team.
• 11th-12th boys — Logan Windholz was second to Hesston’s Austin Bollinger as he ran an 18:09. Right behind was Austin Lustfield, who ran 18:32. Also for the Vikes, Isaac Peterson was seventh in 19:14 and Jackson Menke was 10th in 19:51. Matt Rupert was 21st in 23:10, Chace Penner was 23rd in 24:36 and Chance Penner was 26th in 24:36.
• 9th-10th boys — As expected, the Vikings’ standout sophomore Calvin Shannon ran away from the field in 17:38 as he immediately stamped himself as a state contender. He was nearly 2 minutes faster than runner-up Hunter Heddin of Hesston.
The Vikings had other high finishers — Joshua Peterson (third in 19:53), Zach Lott (eighth in 20:49) and Carter Couchman (14th in 22:22). Also, Laurence Dahlsten (21st in 23:44), Julian Maldonado (26th in 24:04), Geoffrey Tubbs (35th in 26:20) and Joseph Hunsecker (42d in 28:45) competed.
• 11th-12th girls — Katie Adams (5th in 23:54) topped the Vikings. Other runners were Maggie Lambert (10th in 25:13), Sophia Peterson (12th in 25:36), Kaleigh Salzman (21st in 390:26) and Alyssa Patrick (22nd in 39:56).
• 9th-10th girls — The younger Vikes did well, led by a third-place finish by Hailey Priddy (24:35). Also Gracie Lott was ninth in 26:47. Cailey Cornett was 13th in 27:34, Christine Richter was 19th in 31:42 and Elena Schneider was 22nd in 35:20.
The Vikings took second as a team with 38 points.