MHS harriers compete at Newton

By Steve Sell
October 03, 2016
Kendall Shaw -File

NEWTON — McPherson High’s cross country teams didn’t make a run at any medals on Saturday in the high-powered Newton Invitational, but Bullpup coach Aspen Frey still was pleased with her team’s performance.

The boys took 12th place and the girls were 13th in large fields.

“Newton is a fast course with tough competition,” she said. “They also had some standing water on the course, which was a fun mess to run through. But overall, we came out and performed with an internal fire today. The women had a slow start, got pinched off at the start and had a hard time making up that ground throughout the race, but managed a nice strong finish. We got a lot of season-bests on our men's side. Looking forward to carry this speed and focus into next week.”

MHS goes to El Dorado on Saturday. 

• Varsity Girls •

61st - Maggie Leaf, 23:34.18

62nd - Katie Bahr, 23:39.84

68th - Mary Ann Wurm, 23:57.49

73rd - Hannah Hageman, 24:23.93

76th - Katelyn Beam, 24:34.21

77th - Brooke Miller, 25:06.87

81st - Naomi Knudsen, 25:42.81

• Varsity Boys •

53rd - Tyler Timson, 18:20.43

55th - Chris Kirchner, 18:22.81

59th - Paxton Leaf, 18:30.96

73rd - Isaiah Moyer, 19:22.02

85th - Isac Moreno, 19:49.52

88th - Cole Hansen, 20:03.40

92nd - Seth Morgan, 20:40.11

• JV Girls •

75th - Corinne Henry, 28:12.21

• JV Boys: •

47th - Simon Steinert, 20:31.02

70th - Riley Shelton, 21:19.14

72nd - Graedon Green, 21:22.65

86th - Kyler Chapman, 22:38.99

88th - E.J. Kretzer, 22:58.62

90th - Zach Wash, 23:17.65

92nd - Dalton Wilson, 23:22.96