MHS, MMS harriers open season

By Steve Sell
September 05, 2014

CONCORDIA — McPherson High and McPherson Middle School’s cross country teams joined forces Thursday in their season opener in the Concordia Invitational.

“The kids ran really well today in tough conditions,” Bullpup coach Gentry Nixon said. “It was hot and hilly. And yet, several runners ran faster times today than they did last year on this course. It was a good day.”

It was the Bullpups’ middle school team that stole the show as it won both the boys and girls divisions. Natalie Hedlund and MaryAnn Wurm finished 1-2 to lead the way for the girls and the Bullpups had six of the top 10 finishers. Aren Trost was sixth to lead the boys, one spot ahead of Isiah Moyer.

In the varsity race, Christina Wankum was the top finisher for the girls in 15th, while Chris Kirchner led the boys taking 17th.

MHS competes Thursday at Hesston.

• Varsity Boys: 7th place •

17. Chris Kirchner, 21:22.19

21. Wyatt Hedlund, 21:48.47

24. Tyler Timson, 22:17.96

43. Dalyn Chapman, 23:43.27

49. Tate Johnson, 24:08.83

69. Alex Dittrick, 27:21.32

• Junior Varsity Boys •

2. Paxton Leaf, 22:22.25

6. Cody LeClaire, 23:11.93

7. Kalib Martin, 23:50.12

26. Christian Ramirez Amarilla, 30:23.19

32. Jimmy Fortner, 36:00.06

Varsity Girls: 4th place

15. Christina Wankum, 20:12.60

19. Michelle Carrillo, 20:33.46

24. Katie Wurm, 21:20.63

25. MacKenzie Becker, 21:25.43

30. Olivia Hansen, 21:56.58

40. Chelsea Regehr, 22:53.70

52. Lindsey Moore, 27:47.97

• JV Girls •

2. Christal Regehr, 23:05.55

3. MacKenzie Benson, 26:46.12

5. Ciera Beasley, 27:38.16

6. Monet Kunde, 28:59.24

8. Kimiko Bullis, 31:13.43

10. Marla Hofmann, 34:05.48

• Middle School (7th and 8th Grade Combined) 1600 meters •

MMS Girls: 1st place 

1. Natalie Hedlund, 6:50.90

2. Mary Ann Wurm, 6:57.61

6. Katie Bahr, 7:25.99

7. Hannah Hageman, 7:31.06

8. Hannah Dossett, 7:34.88

10. Savannah Brooks, 7:37.16

11. Katelyn Beam, 7:39.00

13. Jinae Spaich, 7:47.95

14. Claire Hedlund, 7:49.12

15. Maggie Leaf, 7:51.18

18. Heather Schimming, 8:01.34

21. Rachel Carlson, 8:15.80

28. Matie Anderson, 8:59.13

29. Ella Eaton, 9:03.38

• MS Boys: 1st place •

6. Aren Trost, 6:28.56

7. Isiah Moyer, 6:33.10

10. Jackson Schrader, 6:50.31

12. Silas Steinert, 7:07.86

17. Dalton Wilson, 7:17.37

19. Zach LeBlanc, 7:22.68

22. Austin Young, 7:26.74

23. E.J. Kretzer, 7:28.74

26. Seth Morgan, 7:41.99

28. Simon Steinert, 7:49.85

30. Kyler Chapman, 7:55.48

34. Riley Shelton, 8:23.30

37. Gage Stafford, 8:43.05

46. Brenden Hoke, 9:25.94

48. E.J. Pickerell, 9:46.60

52. Clayton Everhart, 11:51.24


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