HESSTON — Inman’s Nicholas Martisko breezed to a dominating victory in the sophomore division of the Swather Special Cross Country Meet on Thursday.
Martisko ran a 17:49.5 to win by more than a minute.
“Nicholas shaved almost 3 minutes off his time from last year,” Inman coach Jay Parsons said.
That seemed to be the theme of the day for the Teutons.
“Nathan Bashore, who missed medaling by one place, shaved almost a minute off his time from last year and Sean Smallcanyon shaved almost 7 minutes,” Parsons said. “Connor Sivils ran about the same time as last year while Nathan Enns shaved almost 4 minutes. Jacob Harris and Peter Buller ran very close to the time they ran last week at Tescott.”
For the Teuton girls, Aisjah Miles just missed medaling by one place and ran nearly the same time as she did here last year. Tia Cole improved by 2 minutes and Anran Ma, in her first race, ran well, according to Parsons.
“Due to the format of the race, it is rather difficult to talk about team results,” Parsons said. “However, I think the meet format gives the runners an idea how they compete with their peers. I think this meet pushed us to compete at a pretty high level for being this early in the season. My hope is that the runners discovered they can compete at that level and that will will continue to stay there as the season progresses.”