Swathers' Yang captures state medal

By Steve Sell
October 29, 2017

LAWRENCE — Hesston’s Johnny Yang earned a state medal on Saturday in the Class 3A State Cross Country Meet at Rim Rock Farm.

Yang, just a freshman, was 19th in 17:22.6.

Other Swather runners were James Peters (59th im 18:30), Jeb Carlson (69th in 18:49), Carter Funk (71st in 18:54.6), Sam Bartel (89th in 19:41.8), Will Bartel (91st in 19:55.2) and Rhain Isaac (92nd in 19:55.2).

Hesston was 11th in the team standings with 219. Halstead was the winner with 102, edging Central Heights (104).

Hesston had two girls compete as individuals. Abigayle Weber was 32nd in 21:44.8 and Hannah Ferguson was 45th in 22:06.2.